Watch Top Gear America Declare War on Electric Cars’ Dull Reputation: Exclusive Clip

Watch Top Gear America Declare War on Electric Cars' Dull Reputation: Exclusive Clip

Filmed in Seattle, the episode features cars like the Polestar 2 and the Porsche Taycan, and a light-hearted look at how practical they really are. It’s a big topic right now, with the cost of driving petrol vehicles – both at the pump and for the environment – regularly in the news. Electric vehicles could very well benefit from that, although in some circles they have to lose their lingering reputation first for being sensible and boring.

However, as the Taycan – and The Stig at the wheel – amply demonstrates, ‘sensible’ depends very much on who’s driving. The electric four-door from Porsche is a bona fide rocket that can go from 0-100 km/h in just 2.6 seconds in Turbo S form. While that may not be conducive to sensible business meetings, it’s more than enough to wake up the trio of “Top Gear” hosts.

The first episodes of “Top Gear America” ​​will be available to stream on MotorTrend+ starting Friday, July 1, 2022. New episodes of the season will premiere on Friday, and you can also watch the show on the Amazon Prime MotorTrend channel, on Apple TV, and on Roku with a premium subscription to MotorTrend.