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    Report: BMW M1, Fisker Karma and BAC Mono are Top Gear stars' Car of the Year winners

    Top Gear magazine and Jeremy Clarkson have already let us in on their 2011 care of the year, the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque taking the cake from both of them (although Clarkson made the distinction that the best car of 2011 was the BMW 535d M-Sport Touring). A few more TG stars have clocked in ...

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    Video: Top Gear producer Wilman praises YouTube parody

    For all of its glory, Top Gear can be a bit formulaic. Any given episode likely includes Jeremy Clarkson saying something absurd about one vehicle/ethnicity or another, at least two of the hosts embroiled in a ludicrous challenge and, of course, plenty of quick editing and stunning videography. ...

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    Nissan's response to Top Gear? Here, have two charge points

    When Top Gear said that the, "In the real world, [the Tesla Roadster] doesn't seem to work," the electric automaker responded with a lawsuit. Nissan is taking a different tack, putting a clever twist on the one-sided, anti-EV message that Top Gear keeps broadcasting about the faults of plug-in ...

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    Top Gear airs controversial Nissan Leaf segment, responds to critics

    We're not into spoiling the on-screen antics that make Top Gear one of the greatest automotive shows ever, but we're not gonna let slide the fact that the BBC aired last Sunday the much-anticipated Top Gear episode in which Jeremy Clarkson and James May embark on a journey in the Nissan Leaf and ...

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    Video: Video: Top Gear EV eco special lampooned even before it airs

    Facts are facts, right? When you're talking electric vehicles, a few salient details can completely make or break your experience with the machine; two of the most important being the time it takes to achieve a full charge and how much distance the car can go at a certain speed on that ...

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    Nissan responds to Top Gear pushing intentionally discharged Leaf

    Last week, Top Gear hosts James May and Jeremy Clarkson were respectively spotted piloting a Peugeot iOn and a Nissan Leaf through England. The duo stopped by Lincolnshire County to juice up their battery-powered vehicles, only to discover that there are no chargers in the entire ...

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    Top Gear crew makes pit stop, has trouble charging electric cars [w/video]

    It would seem that the guys from Top Gear are back to giving electric vehicles the what-for. According to The Lincolnite, James May and Jeremy Clarkson were respectively spotted piloting a Peugeot iOn and a Nissan Leaf through England during a cross-country trek (which is exactly what electric ...

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    Top Gear presents its side of story about Tesla Roadster [w/video]

    Tesla has gone to great lengths to publicize its libel suit against Top Gear for the program's 2008 review of the Tesla Roadster. The suit claims that TG's review of the car was rigged, and its assertion that the car doesn't work in the real world had been decided even before Clarkson drove the ...

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    Top Gear host wants electric vehicles powered by bumper car technology

    Top Gear host James May has hit upon what he calls an "obvious answer" to the problem of electric cars and "the treachery of their almost entirely useless batteries": overhead wires. Now, May is no Jeremy Clarkson (May's Top Gear co-host with a wee bit of disdain for electric cars). In fact, May ...

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    It's Friday: Top Gear to blame for Icelandic volcano eruption

    It seems so obvious in retrospect, doesn't it? Consider the facts. Exhibit A: Top Gear has demonstrated a penchant for visiting the faraway reaches of Iceland for some of their memorable television stunts and was seen filming in the cold just last week in one of their beloved Toyota trucks. ...

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    Report: Top Gear blamed for motorsports' environmentally unfriendly image

    We realize that Americans have a bit of a reputation for blaming things on others and letting lawyers sort it out. But when it comes to the UK government, we're starting to think that any negative car related finding will be blamed on Top Gear. A governmental report called "Full Speed Ahead: ...

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    James May rides the ENV fuel cell motorcycle

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    It's been a while since we heard anything about the ENV hydrogen fuel cell motorcycle, but it's apparently been featured in a recent episode of James May's Big Ideas. To jog your memory, the ENV was designed by a company called Intelligent Energy, which recently ...


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