I have watched all of Top Gear seasons and little did they review green cars,well lets say Jeremy Clarkson way of saying an eco-friendly car is a Lamborghini Murcielago painted green, then yeah no they have not at all until this year’s Season 12. What makes this episode different from all of their previous episodes are that apart from all there usually challenges and adventures across country in super fast cars are the things that make them more entertaining although this episode focuses on two cars which could become the future of automobiles.
Season 12 episode 7 focuses on the first electric sports car, the Telsa roadster created by Telsa Motors and the consumer-based electric family car the Honda Clarity FCX. As usually Jeremy Clarkson (JC) tests the Telsa roadster, drives it like mad however pushing the car a little to much to drain it out of charge. Anyways JC enjoys it even with the dissatisfaction of the car halting to a stop twice due to the lack of charge but in the end this car could become the future sports car.
On the other hand, Captain Slow a.k.a. James May flies to United States to drive the Honda Clarity FCX. He gives a detailed description of how the technology works and the cameraman being bored with the facts and a chat with Jay Leno, a man with an awesome garage, in the end he finishes off that climate change, global warming and that governments are taking strict rules about curbing emissions, the Clarity will become an household item in the near future.
I would have to say the first time Top Gear has done a good job on reviewing eco-friendly cars, and I get the fact that nothing can beat driving a Ferrari 430 or a Lamborghini Gallardo or an Aston Martin DBS and all the gas-guzzlers but we have to think about the future and companies like Tesla Motors, Honda, Toyota, GM, will provide us cars which are environment-friendly that will blow our minds and hope that the Top Gear team will be the first to go show us that.