me too. He basically really likes the car (a lot) but dislikes the more challenging aspects of EV ownership.mjc said:Given he is a born petrol-head, I thought it was an extremely complimentary review
Well said!J2T2 said:And as ever, JC stacks the odds against the EV to get the story he wants. He left for a 70 mile journey to a friend with no charger other than a 13 amp plug with 120 miles charge. See where JC is going here?
Then with delays on the road etc he arrives with 22 miles.
Car blows the house system and the friends but eventually he finds one that gives him 30 miles or so in 8 hours. Cue the Range Rover for drive home.
Let's re-run that with JC leaving for 70 mile drive with a full battery. He drives like, well JC, and gets 2 miles per kWh, so that's 35kWh. Amazingly he would be able to make the return without recharging but that would neither make the story nor fit with the JC world view. Remember JC is an entertainer first and a journalist second
He did like the I-Pace though, despite the lack of a "proper " engine.
Couldn't agree more, well put!Grifmike said:Unfortunately when it comes to EV's JC has (tbmk) always been a naysayer. He has consistently tried to stack the deck against them anytime he has approached one. This contrivance just shows his EV ignorance/bias - which is instantly obvious to anyone with an EV but unfortunately to a curious traditional ICE driver who is considering an EV as an option this "straw man" scenario would present range anxiety in lights. Disappointed to see JC not capable of evolving or at least trying to... I liked him as an entertainer; but have significantly grown to dislike him based on his EV stance. Frankly he should declare himself unfit to ever review an EV as it is really of no value.
After that comparison, not sure I will ever view Clarkson, or Boris, in quite the same light :shock:mbart777 said:JC is like Boris Johnson in many ways. Bombastic, a joker, often irresponsible (e.g. his utterances about road safety over years), lacking in balance. unreliable and ultimately untrustworthy, though some of what they say may be true. To be taken with a big pinch of salt.
But... taking off on a trip like that makes great media coverage.... If he planned it then it would be boring, boring, boring.timbray said:I suspect we'll hear more from this direction, because he loved driving the car, and it's a British design.
Having said that, I think the days are numbered when you can be considered a "notable car pundit" and simultaneously be sufficiently clueless to take off cross-country with low charge and no charging arrangements, and be disappointed by the outcome.
Me too, so long as they ran our of battery power half way up Mont Blanc and had no option but to walk the rest of the journey having forgotten to pack an overnight bag or any warm clothingmjc said:But I would enjoy watching a Clarkson/May/Hammond European Grand Tour in I-Pace/Tesla MX75/E-tron