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Top Gear starts new electric car quarrel over Nissan Leaf

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Top Gear starts new electric car over Nissan Leaf

by Bryan

Nissan has blasted a of the Nissan Leaf carried out by the (pictured) of British television Top Gear. Photo Credit: Guest/Wikimedia Commons/CC-BY-SA

Some say the hosts of Top Gear don t know about electric cars and what they say about is always wrong. The hugely motoring show on the BBC has gotten another quarrel with an car maker by slamming the Nissan

Television host angers and the disabled in one swoop

BBC car show Top has a reputation for courting controversy outrageous stunts and trenchant from the hosts, most from Jeremy Clarkson. have resulted from Top car reviews, which some car contend border on libel. Top was sued last year by Motors for what the company a libelous review of the Tesla according to The Guardian. The car maker the show faked its review of the car to it running out of electric charge.

Recently, an episode of Top Gear was that featured a review of the Leaf and showed the host parking it in a handicapped space, to the Daily Mail.

Car maker back

Top Gear producer Wilman, according to The Guardian, has for hosts Jeremy Clarkson and May parking their cars in parking spaces. However, is angry over the review of the Leaf, according to The Telegraph. claims the BBC misled viewers. delivered a Leaf to the BBC for review a full battery charge, is good for 100 miles of driving.

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However, in the Leaf review the car ran out of charge after 30 miles Clarkson behind the wheel. James May was also test a Peugeot iOn, the electric car by the automaker. Clarkson said in the that electric cars not the future, adding that the packs were the Achilles of electric cars.


Nissan executive vice Andy Palmer, according to said that data about the Leaf segment a 40 percent charge when began the segment, and that had driven it in circles in Cleesthorpes, 140 miles northeast of London, wasn t shown in the segment.

still a success

Clarkson said the Leaf was a very car, per se, according to the Daily The Leaf sells fairly according to USA Today, and 931 Leafs sold in the United States in It is also the only vehicle of its currently being offered by a car maker.

The closest competitor to the Leaf, the Volt, has not been selling as well. Only 125 Volts sold in the U.S. in the July, the Volt is not a true plug-in car; it has a range-extending gasoline Clarkson has been openly of green cars such as the Prius, repeatedly lambasting on air.

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