What Jeremy Clarkson thinks about Tesla

  • Published on Nov 28, 2017
  • Elon Musk and Jeremy Clarkson are definitely not the best of friends, but The Grand Tour host is finally warming up to the idea of electrical cars.
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  • Mashable Deals
    Mashable Deals  Year ago +67

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    • TimeIsMoney
      TimeIsMoney 7 months ago +1

      @Gazza-usaYou are correct the biggest problem with Tesla is that they are far from mass producing their cars to satisfy demand. By the time they achieve this many car manufacturers with better established infrastructure will enter the market and flood it with affordable EVs. On the plus side Tesla will no doubt be remembered for the EVs coming to fruition

    • Carlo Martelli
      Carlo Martelli Year ago

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    • Gazza-usa
      Gazza-usa Year ago +1

      Oh yeah and #5) customers want serviceability. Most car manufacturers employ more people on the Service side than the manufacture side. Having the ability to repair/replace/fix vehicles is a huge undertaking which Tesla has to farm out to small shops. Big manufactures are already set up for this and can outlay all the capital for the equipment needed (like exotic welders and training).

    • Gazza-usa
      Gazza-usa Year ago +1

      Agreed. Tesla sheep are lost. Here's the reality. All the other car manufacturers are on the EV bandwagon and many of them are about to offer cars and suvs that have similar ranges to Tesla. Now here's the kicker; All of these car companies are backed by governments (German/Japanese/Korean/Chinese/USA etc) which means #1) they have more resources, #2) they have government backing for infrastructure, #3) they can dump product on the market, saturate it and wipe out competition, #4) they can guarantee quality since they can staff up as many people as they need. Tesla has done a great thing by changing the playing field but Tesla are akin to Barnsley 4th division now playing against Manchester City 1st division. It's going to be a blood bath in late 2018/early 2019. People don't want a shit $35K Car, they want all the extras and reliability.

  • John/Jenna Sequa
    John/Jenna Sequa 5 days ago

    All right there Clarkson

  • XX aliveperson
    XX aliveperson 6 days ago

    Does anyone here hate Tesla?

  • Matt Vivian
    Matt Vivian 6 days ago +5

    I have a feeling they cut the video before he finished his sentence. I would suspect Jeremy's full sentence was something like: "I have no problem with electricity with a means of propulsion...but every electric car ever made so far has been absolutely terrible".

  • gnarshread
    gnarshread 14 days ago +3

    How hard did he laugh after they said cut at the end?

  • Robbert Morgan
    Robbert Morgan 14 days ago

    What was that unfounded story about we don't need more than 512K memory according to Bill Gates? Old fool.

  • Achilleas Labrou
    Achilleas Labrou 22 days ago

    Clarkson wasn't wrong at all with his review on Tesla. However the Tesla car was built for ordinary drivers who drive on ordinary streets at ordinary speeds.
    Tesla was tested in an airfield that was converted to race track, by a very experienced driver, constantly at maximum accelerations and maximum decelerations, with speeds far above any legal limit in USA.
    That kind of driving of course wastes tremendous amounts of electric energy stored in batteries very fast and damages the braking system. This Tesla car wasn't made for racing and Clarkson knew that.
    Clarkson simply did everything to reduce while driving the capacity of Tesla batteries as soon as possible and bring the break system beyond its limits.
    That isn't immoral, phony or fake. But isn't a very normal review too. Clarkson doesn't admire electric and American cars but his is honest in his reviews

  • Rick du Toit
    Rick du Toit Month ago

    My heros are getting old. So am I.

  • Leslie Roberts
    Leslie Roberts Month ago +1

    As soon as storage cell technology catches up,might be worth looking at...until then...no thankyou..overpriced and average at best

  • The Ultimate Street racer

    I take it he only said that at the end so that Elon Musk won't sue him again

  • Mickey Carrillo
    Mickey Carrillo Month ago

    Screw Elon Musk 👎

  • Homo Quantum Sapiens

    Not interested in the opinion of a fucking idiot about anything. Fuck this moron.

  • Blood0cean
    Blood0cean Month ago

    This is what happens when an army of brain dead fannys and speech police come together and stop fun and criticism.
    Tesla = Apple
    Great design but shitty build.
    Very expensive and less competitive in the market.
    For social status not for practicality.
    Theres a huge problem if ur not allowed to criticise or make jokes about something.
    Ive noticed this problem is unique to nintendo, apple and tesla fanboys.
    That will crucify fellow consumers that review it without bias.

  • Gabriel Ioanes
    Gabriel Ioanes Month ago

    God I love this man

  • Daniel Granados
    Daniel Granados Month ago

    Whenever Tesla gets at the top in nurburgring call me, as long as it doesnt, I cant care less about speed on a straight race

    • svtcontour
      svtcontour Month ago

      I think a there has been a few track tests of the Tesla model 3 performance vs a BMW M3 (not straight line) and it matched or beat it. I'd say thats pretty impressive.

  • Luis Sang
    Luis Sang Month ago

    this is pure hate to tesla,

  • epic gamer
    epic gamer Month ago

    *O O F*

  • T Tt
    T Tt Month ago

    the face he showed in the end .............

  • notbohnhere butcantleave

    Oh jeremy, After all the years of watching you I never saw you completely lie but I’ve seen it today. Shame... You know you guys sandbagged elon, just admit it and be a man about it.

  • Daniel Williams
    Daniel Williams Month ago

    Jeremy Clarkson has now lost all credibility - he should become a stand up comedian

  • ItsYourBoyAlex 9109

    Lol watch this with the Tesla series s3x

  • Madhav Trivedi
    Madhav Trivedi 2 months ago

    heres the solution... hypercars..petrol and ya u can also use electric ones .. civilised vehicles .. sure turn it all into electric

  • Durkle Georgeson
    Durkle Georgeson 2 months ago

    what a pathetic man elon is.

  • D Doc
    D Doc 2 months ago

    You little lyre

  • Doug Smith
    Doug Smith 3 months ago

    He’s old fashioned and a bit Pompous but funny . The newer Tesla’s are cool imo but I prefer Corvettes and American Muscle cars much more fun and collectible

  • Sean
    Sean 3 months ago

    It kinda sucks that Musk did sue them because they were never given the chance to drive the model S

  • Bilal Chaudhry
    Bilal Chaudhry 3 months ago

    It's true 9 year olds love Tesla and also PewDiePie

  • Doruk Bayraktar
    Doruk Bayraktar 3 months ago

    Such a boss

  • Sport DELUXE
    Sport DELUXE 3 months ago

    No one realised that he is an nine year old. The watches focking pewds

  • JonatasAdoM
    JonatasAdoM 3 months ago

    Ego Musk

  • Albrim Azemi
    Albrim Azemi 3 months ago

    He looks like someone who doesn’t want to get sued.

  • Paul Williams
    Paul Williams 3 months ago

    Clarkson just can't make a fair objectionable opinion on American Cars

    • Pranav Pednekar
      Pranav Pednekar 2 months ago

      Because american cars are the crappiest cars on the planet

    SCORPION FIRE 3 months ago +1

    Clarkson's an envious douche

  • Alex Hutchins
    Alex Hutchins 3 months ago

    That is cut down so hard. I wonder what he actually said.

  • Brian B
    Brian B 3 months ago

    I'm a huge og top gear fan love those 3 but when I found out how they lied on that original Tesla review I lost some respect for the show

  • Bricks Burger
    Bricks Burger 3 months ago

    0:45 Everyone is now a Pewdiepie 9 year old

  • Ryan Boshell
    Ryan Boshell 4 months ago


  • I suck at Gaming
    I suck at Gaming 4 months ago

    What a moron..

    JMGRICH 4 months ago

    I also have no problem with electric cars, the problem lies within thinking electric cars will save the world mindset, I hate that.

    • Mad Lad
      Mad Lad 4 months ago

      Taking less meth wouldn't cure me. So let's take more.

  • Frank Morrish
    Frank Morrish 4 months ago

    Tesla is total bullshit. Mainly because they are not economically friendly. Yes, they don’t use petrol, but they still need charging, which they achieve from a charging port powered by... well petrol, basically. The vast vast majority of our electricity is provided by the same fossil fuels that cars use, not to mention the batteries in a Tesla are extremely damaging to the environment. So what musk has done is made a car that feels more like a vacuum cleaner on the premise that it will save the environment by not being a real car. And it won’t save anything (least of all your cash) until all electricity is renewably sourced. Which won’t be for years and years.

  • Gary Katzenmaier
    Gary Katzenmaier 4 months ago

    he is such an idiot

  • Jack Abergel
    Jack Abergel 4 months ago +1

    I like electric cars, and I think eventually one day they’ll catch on more than they have now. I understand they’re the future to an extent- but I really do think who will take them off, is standard car manufacturers, such as ford, Mercedes, having the same lineup, no change, except they are purely electric. I don’t want to buy a Tesla and have the novelty of an ‘all electric company’, I’d rather go with a car company that has made cars for a long time, knows what they are doing, with the only difference being the means of propulsion

  • Yurei
    Yurei 4 months ago +2

    Clarkson looks like hes being held at gunpoint

  • Kaleb Bruwer
    Kaleb Bruwer 4 months ago

    I like their cars, I just don't like the borderline cult that formed around them. People overestimate how much good an electric car actually does to the planet. It does help, but only marginally in a coal burning country.

  • Heet Patel
    Heet Patel 4 months ago

    Whose seen this after Pewdiepie’s video

  • Majid Baghdadi
    Majid Baghdadi 4 months ago +2

    Personaly, i hate e cars 🤢

  • serialkilla23
    serialkilla23 4 months ago

    Tesla is a fraud.

  • Bullettube
    Bullettube 4 months ago

    I have no problem with electricity either, but I still don't like Tesla's approach. Instead of building the "model-T electric" Tesla is building cars no one but the rich can afford, and if Europe restricts speeds as they say they will, the Tesla will be outlawed in Europe. So why not build a simple, reliable, long range car that millions of people will want to buy? Remember Leland? He wanted Ford to build expensive "perfect" cars and Ford said no I'm going to build cars everyone can afford. Leland went on to build Cadillacs and Lincolns which were great cars that only the rich could afford.
    Leland went broke and sold Cadillac to GM then when Lincoln went bust, he sold it to Ford. Who's going to build the affordable electric car?

    • RE4PER
      RE4PER 4 months ago

      You are literally describing the 35k model 3.

  • Robert Brynat
    Robert Brynat 4 months ago

    He looks tired

  • Boi Boi
    Boi Boi 4 months ago +1

    i think his criticism of electrical and hybrid cars in the past being inefficient/ environmentally unfriendly is fair. Electrical cars have come a long way.

  • Mihai Nicolae
    Mihai Nicolae 4 months ago

    9 year old army unite

  • Rob Ot
    Rob Ot 4 months ago

    Bully baboon gotten old.

  • IthinkSteve
    IthinkSteve 4 months ago

    He'd actually use them if only he didn't have only 101,000 hours left

  • S4Plays
    S4Plays 4 months ago +1

    See everyone is a nine year old inside, EVERYONE IS IN PEWDS ARMY

  • S4Plays
    S4Plays 4 months ago

    You can see how sad he is

  • Iancov m
    Iancov m 4 months ago

    Standing between hypocrisy and a liar. For a man in his position he is forced to speak the truth based on research and testings. Liers and hypocrisy should be punished by sosiecty together with the root of the lie. BBC SHELL and Jeremy... all of them ... justice.!!!

  • Raviraj Pawar
    Raviraj Pawar 5 months ago

    I can't imagine the world without engine noise and manual gearboxes...
    I'm 28 and I'll probably have to see the world of fossil fuel being taken over by electric ones...
    God I wanna die...😭😭😭😭

    • Auke Meijer
      Auke Meijer 4 months ago

      The other option is that the north and south pole melt killing seals icebears etc etc. I’d rather grow up with those than a fucking car sound

  • BlankEssence
    BlankEssence 5 months ago

    What is with the fade to black. Annoying.

  • john john doe
    john john doe 5 months ago

    nine years old pewds

  • Alex W
    Alex W 5 months ago

    Who else feels he is being forced/paid to be overly negative?

    • Phil Harden
      Phil Harden 3 months ago

      You can see he's not saying his true opinion. You have to be impressed, if you like Tesla or not. Look up drag racing with the P100D Tesla.

  • Bayu Fadhilla
    Bayu Fadhilla 5 months ago +16

    Electric cars are great but the revving sound of a V8 engine is just heavenly

    • Venturi Atlantique
      Venturi Atlantique 24 days ago

      @NuTriggered even if we did get rid of all sort of transportations there is other factors that polute the environnement

    • NuTriggered
      NuTriggered 24 days ago

      @Venturi Atlantique True, but since people don't wanna abdicate of a personal vehicle it's the greenest option.

    • Venturi Atlantique
      Venturi Atlantique 24 days ago +1

      @NuTriggered as if electric cars doesn't polute the environnement there is no such thing as a none polluting vehicle

    • Charlie Cole
      Charlie Cole Month ago

      NuTriggered Boo hoo

    • ibra m
      ibra m 2 months ago +2

      Mr @Cunt smells gas to calm down

  • Classiccars Spain
    Classiccars Spain 5 months ago +1

    Hydrogen for me thanks!

  • FreedomWarrior
    FreedomWarrior 5 months ago

    Electric cars are still nonsense. Well they could make batteries last longer with some generators (I won't reveal what kind because someone may steal my idea if they never came up with this) and there are cars that run on water and polutes almost 0, if it wasn't the tyres and maintenance while an electric car pollutes really a lot while being manufactured and in the long term pollutes more than a petrol vehicle due to its manufacturing.

  • Malc180s
    Malc180s 5 months ago

    Funny how electric car enthusiasts think their precious "new" technology needs defending. And here's the reality - the person you'd most expect to dislike electric cars clearly doesn't give a shit what powers a vehicle. Nobody does. People want cheap, easy and reliable. As soon as the infrastructure is in place people will all drive electric cars, because they don't care.

  • Lyimo Ej
    Lyimo Ej 5 months ago +2

    ONE THING ABOUT CLARKSON IS THAT,, HE DOESN’T LIKE ELECTRIC CARS, & in grand tour season 3 he admitted he won’t spend his remaining life hours charging electric cars

    • Coolfred
      Coolfred 5 months ago

      Because one day they won't take that long to charge.

  • Nav Teh
    Nav Teh 5 months ago

    Why he looks so old?

  • Col. Rotting Fox
    Col. Rotting Fox 5 months ago +1

    he might just fucking feel guilty

  • osamaFXX
    osamaFXX 5 months ago +27

    Clarkson is an old fashioned guy. Inline six with a manual stick. This theme of EV's and Hybrids is not his cup of tea.

    • Nicholas Linefeld
      Nicholas Linefeld 4 months ago +2

      Electric cars predate gas cars by around 30 years, talking about old fashioned.

    • Lol
      Lol 4 months ago +2

      Whatastic but they are boring as hell so they are shit

    • Whatastic
      Whatastic 4 months ago +5

      @Stephen Macdaddy yea, so does producing gasoline and engine oil, except batteries won't be producing toxins in the operation of the vehicle itself.

    • Stephen Macdaddy
      Stephen Macdaddy 5 months ago +4

      Why not let the cars make great sounds and emit some C02, when producing Tesla batteries pollutes like fucking crazy? ;)

  • michael lehner
    michael lehner 5 months ago +2

    Clarkson is right. Tesla cars dont have the reliability they should. Many things have improved. Time will tell if the 3 will suffer the same fate as the s and x.

  • aagronz
    aagronz 5 months ago +3

    Loving Jeremy is not a choice , you don’t have any other options

  • jimmy lynch
    jimmy lynch 5 months ago

    If you titled your video what Jeremy Clarkson thinks about Tesla, make it about that. Don't put your own fucking opinion in every 5 second.

  • Meka Vijay
    Meka Vijay 5 months ago +6

    Elon musk doesn't know a lot about cars

  • Alita Kicksa**!
    Alita Kicksa**! 5 months ago

    His show is the only show that has problems with a Tesla.

  • II Ascari II
    II Ascari II 5 months ago +42

    How much did they pay Clarkson to say that 🤣🤣

    • Soon Blocked
      Soon Blocked Month ago

      They actually made him pay to say that.

  • Birki gts
    Birki gts 5 months ago +41

    He is very clearly lying towards the end, just look at his bodylanguage.

    • Vladimir Kichev
      Vladimir Kichev 4 months ago

      @Malc180s As I said. The internet has many examples why he doesn't like electric cars. Too I have never fully agreed with the other guy because I don't know anything about body language but I know about Jeremy Clarkson and he isn't at all a fan of electric cars. But people's minds are programmed to know when a person is lying so I can say that I felt him lying, with me knowing he is a petrol-head I'm pretty sure that he was paid to say it. Too his Top Gear and Grand Tour persona are based in reality and aren't just made up. And finally body language is not childish and is legitimate science and a way to tell people's feelings. You still don't have any evidence to back your statements and are still insulting me for no reason. If you want evidence from me I will provided it.

    • Malc180s
      Malc180s 4 months ago

      @Vladimir Kichev You're using pre-school psychology to assess a TV celebrity who plays a character on a jokey TV show, and what you're assessing is a short interview which has no context.
      Yeah, grow up.

    • Vladimir Kichev
      Vladimir Kichev 4 months ago

      @Malc180s You mean that you don't/shouldn't have a reason for you opinion or that I don't have one? I said my argument while you are repeating yourself and not adding anything substantial to this conversation. If you really have nothing more to say except "grow up" and "ha ha" you are a troll or you are a 3 year old or mentally damaged. I haven't seen a self respecting adult to react like you do.

    • Malc180s
      Malc180s 4 months ago

      @Vladimir Kichev Presented an argument?! Hahahaha!! Grow up!