Shocking Scandal! Top Gear Tesla Didn't Run Out Of Juice

We may earn a commission from links on this page.

The BBC admits the silver Tesla Roadster driven by Jeremy Clarkson on this past weekend's episode of Top Gear didn't run out of electricity and didn't need to be pushed back to the garage.


You remember last week's episode of Top Gear where Jeremy Clarkson drove the Tesla Roadster around the Top Gear track? Remember how in that episode, a silver Tesla being tested was shown taking a dump on the track after a mere 55 miles? You also remember Tesla's Rachel Konrad claiming Top Gear was the only entity taking a dump on the track, saying "They never had to push a car off the track because of lack of charge or a fault...It's unclear why they were pushing one into a garage in the video; I'll refrain from speculating about their motives."? Well, now the UK Register Hardware's found out what happened. Here's what they have to say:

According to the Top Gear spokeswoman, the tested Tesla was filmed being pushed into the shed in order to show what would happen if the Roadster had run out of charge.

"Top Gear stands by the findings in this film and is content that it offers a fair representation of the Tesla's performance on the day it was tested," the BBC said in statement."


Hmm, sounds like some motoring show won't be on this year's Tesla holiday card list. [via The Reigster]