Chris Harris' Fast ELECTRIC Car Buying Guide: Tesla, Taycan, Polestar, Honda e | Top Gear: Series 30

Whilst filming the new series, Chris Harris found some time to run down the best (and the not-so-best) EVs on sale right now. But which should get your wallet's attention? The Polestar 2, Tesla Model 3, Honda e, Porsche Taycan or Ford Mustang Mach E?
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  • Neo EC/ES6, BYD Han/Tang, Xpeng P7, Wulin MiniEV, ORA Good Cat, Baojun E300. Cars definitely worth recommendation but not mentioned here...

    KittyFlierKittyFlier2 dagar sedan
  • "if you got the money, go Porsche"... Well D'uh...4:13 + commenting time I will never get back... Sad bigly

    Jebus HypocristosJebus Hypocristos2 dagar sedan
  • Where are the Model S and Model X?

    Dragoș-Cosmin BOGOIDragoș-Cosmin BOGOI3 dagar sedan
  • Fiat 500? Lost in translation?

    inikkorinikkor8 dagar sedan
  • The polestar isn't a volvo.

    Jon TrownsonJon Trownson8 dagar sedan
  • Buying Telsa junk? Have they lost their mind?

    Cyber SlimCyber Slim10 dagar sedan
  • No vw id4?

    Dara MDara M11 dagar sedan
  • This is why I recently bought a model 3 LR. I don't like poor build quality, I think their software is overrated - but even so it seemed the best option by a mile. I really hope others dethrone them so next time I can pick between compelling options instead of picking the one that is least flawed. (Don't get me wrong, it's fun to drive and the power is addictive - but it's not my ideal car by a long shot)

    asharak84asharak8414 dagar sedan
  • On carwow you can buy a new Leaf for £22k

    Simon HairyCheeseSimon HairyCheese14 dagar sedan
  • And the Tesla Model S?

    Andrew RabinAndrew Rabin14 dagar sedan
  • Let´s see here... where do we have the good ones? Nio, Xpeng? Xpeng are already in Europe, and Nio will come later this year!

    Peter BvbkPeter Bvbk15 dagar sedan
  • I would like to see you champion what's wrong with LI based batteries, and dig into solid state batteries. All the Li vehicles will require retrofitting

    Robert HartRobert Hart15 dagar sedan
  • If I had over £100k m, I’d still buy the Tesla because of the charging network . It’s killer .

    Nick ClarkNick Clark15 dagar sedan
  • SUB 30k the MG ZS ev would wipe the floor with the other contenders.

    CRAZYCR1T1CCRAZYCR1T1C16 dagar sedan
  • Uhhhh where's the OG Tesla Model S?

    Jason DOEJason DOE17 dagar sedan
  • No Nissan Leaf, is Chris still sore from the episode where a mark 1 Leaf showed him up ?

    christiann chisholmchristiann chisholm17 dagar sedan
  • *WHY ARE PEOPLE OBSESSED WITH RANGE* I live 10 miles outside a city with amazing public transport so I don't have a car and for the 2 times a year that I need to travel to another city I rent a car. So that's 363 days a year that 100 miles would be WAY more than enough. There must be a HELL of a lot of people who 100 miles is plenty like me...

    Piccalilli PitPiccalilli Pit17 dagar sedan
  • Drove a model 3 car for a week and I don't understand why people buying this crap. Model S is an absolutely different story though.

    Robert TarasovRobert Tarasov17 dagar sedan
  • Breaks it down perfectly. No need to spend hours watch tones of EV videos. Broke it down in 4min. Well done.

    Cyrus RocksCyrus Rocks18 dagar sedan
  • Missed out the zoe, 21k and 245mile range...

    Robert BatesRobert Bates19 dagar sedan
  • I agree the Porsche is a remarkable machine. However, it still doesn’t have the Tesla charging network. In cross country trips in my Tesla model Y I have found that network to be extraordinary.

    James MolineJames Moline20 dagar sedan
  • Funnily enough, Chris is the last person I'd trust on electric car buying advice.

    Tauno KekkonenTauno Kekkonen20 dagar sedan
    • @Thomas H bcause he has neve really wanted to review them properly, just gets fixated on 'oh it just has 200m of range'. He never really looks at the car as a car.

      Tauno KekkonenTauno Kekkonen18 dagar sedan
    • Why's that?

      Thomas HThomas H19 dagar sedan
  • Jaguar I pace?

    Joe FungJoe Fung21 dag sedan
  • if you have more options from Chinese manufacturers like NIO

    scotlett wuscotlett wu21 dag sedan
  • ya missed the Koreans

    Martin HepworthMartin Hepworth21 dag sedan
  • I think ID.4 if that was there, would be a good competitor

    EV GeekEV Geek21 dag sedan
  • its is simple if you have 100 grand buy taycan (the best car ever) otherwise buy model 3

    valentine Chevalentine Che21 dag sedan
  • I don't necessarily mind an electric Mustang - that's potentially a very interesting idea - but I hate that it's a flipping school-run SUV. That's slower than Volvo's new XC40! Heck, the Tesla is more of a Mustang than the Mach-E will ever be, and that has nothing to do with Ford.

    John KnightJohn Knight21 dag sedan
  • Just think how many young girls lost their innocence having gone through those very doors. BBC 👎

    Dbow HDbow H22 dagar sedan
  • All of these are out of my price range. I want to drive an EV, honestly, I do but I need food and a house more.

    James StiffJames Stiff22 dagar sedan
  • Where is the model S???

    Raylen Fa'ieldRaylen Fa'ield22 dagar sedan
  • None of them

    Ekim AndersomEkim Andersom22 dagar sedan
  • Didn’t realize top gear was still relevant after the trio left

    Kevin BKevin B22 dagar sedan
  • That Tesla Model 3 looks like the skinny version of my 1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT/GTO. Maybe it's ok for a change....

    IanIan22 dagar sedan
  • Wait till the Tesla Plaids come over and smash everything in terms of speed.

    poosnippoosnip22 dagar sedan
  • Out of all these tesla better, poster next rest follows!

    ReddylionReddylion22 dagar sedan
  • Good electric car comparison review.

    ReddylionReddylion22 dagar sedan
  • Uhhhh. What about the Model S

    David YamDavid Yam23 dagar sedan
  • Save 100’s of hours on reviews, just watch this. Nailed it all in 4mins.

    Bruce KennedyBruce Kennedy23 dagar sedan
  • The Taycan starts at £70,690 so the £100k is not correct.

    Ben HarrisonBen Harrison23 dagar sedan
  • Being a car reviewer must be easy - "Just buy a Porsche".

    Lars PallesenLars Pallesen23 dagar sedan
  • He didn’t mention model S or X because of refresh

    Danny JacksonDanny Jackson23 dagar sedan
  • Nice roundup. My conclusion is still cant justify spending this much on a car lol. We are a very low mileage family with one car and a few ebikes, most journeys are as fast on the ebike and a lot more fun but not in the winter lol. We will likely get electric car next but not for a few years and likely a older second hand one so I'm watching these reviews etc in anticipation.of these hitting second hand market in a few years time. I love the porche though, I could see it becoming a classic.

    nigelsheffieldnigelsheffield23 dagar sedan
  • Say nothing there is...Tesla! And other models you forgot...S, X, Y!!!

    Crypto YodaCrypto Yoda23 dagar sedan
  • Chris Harris has saved Top Gear!

    Simulation OnboardSimulation Onboard23 dagar sedan
  • doesn't even bother mentioning the S or the X. I know production is on a hiatus at the moment but you can order it so it should count. Still on that "build quality" nonsense, I see.

    Dieter ZerressenDieter Zerressen24 dagar sedan
  • Really good summary. Chris is so much better when he’s not going sideways.

    ilardilard24 dagar sedan
  • the S P100D would be a better buy now than Taycan, its less than 100k

    Tiddly MiddlyTiddly Middly24 dagar sedan
  • Honda is my pick only if it had around 250 mile range would be an epic car for 35k

    Rob RobRob Rob24 dagar sedan
  • IPace IPace IPace IPace. I agree, should be on the list. It's a far better drive than all but the Tycan, but £30k+ cheaper than Tycan, better range than etron, eqc.

    Dr EVDr EV24 dagar sedan
  • What about model s and x?? Biased bs reviews again by top gear. The whole thing was a bout the Porsche. The model s is better in just about every way than the Porsche tycan

    tigertoo01tigertoo0124 dagar sedan
  • No thanks top gear

    Anthony LAnthony L24 dagar sedan
  • Govy should step in and mandate that all charging stations are compatible with all cars, or view versa

    huepixhuepix25 dagar sedan
  • mostly correct, but missing a Tesla Model S after the Porsche

    Will DarlingWill Darling25 dagar sedan
  • Still a non valid option in the u.k and will be for many years . bojo s climate ideas will pancake faster than a melting icecap

    Adrian OslerAdrian Osler25 dagar sedan
  • Tesla Model Y at end of year, no brainer

    Ant CarAnt Car25 dagar sedan
  • So we're not gonna talk about the award winning I-PACE anymore?

    bruintoobruintoo26 dagar sedan
  • Tesla model S or X? Not worth a mention? Despite having the best range to 0-60 ratio? Very odd.

    Eric ChildEric Child26 dagar sedan
  • Quick fire, integrity and efficiently entertaining 👍🏼

    C GordonC Gordon26 dagar sedan
  • Typical top gear, ignore the best bang for buck EV currently on sale...Kia E-Niro. Better range than most of those shown at 280 miles and £34k. No brainer.

    Fred BloggsFred Bloggs26 dagar sedan
  • where is the Tesla model S and X ?

    Justin AndersonJustin Anderson26 dagar sedan
  • Model S obviously better than a Taycan. Ridiculous to not include it!! Best EV on road by far and has FSD optionality! Cheaper as well

    John ArmstrongJohn Armstrong26 dagar sedan
  • I think the biggest issue is that Tesla owners get to use all the charger network including Tesla Superchargers, and any others only get the public network. It’s why my colleague and I bought Tesla in a heartbeat. The Polestars, I-Pace etc can be as good as they like, but their charging network is a subset of the available estate. They’re also not as efficient in KW per mile as Tesla, generally have poorer range, but here’s also an issue .. a car designed by IT folk who know a bit about cars is always going to be a more integrated, seamless experience when compared to a car made by a traditional automaker. They don’t seem to get that this is an opportunity to stop doing what they have always done, but they seem stuck. Playing catch up to Tesla, but without the vision. It’s sad. I love the traditional cars and have several classics, but for everyday use, the Tesla experience is astounding.

    EthelredEthelred26 dagar sedan
  • I just dont get why they had to name the Ford a Mustang. I could have been easily a C-Max, wich has similar design. But I guess, name sells, and this is their first major electric out there.

    Máté TüzérMáté Tüzér26 dagar sedan
  • Porsche > anything else

    Tyler AndersonTyler Anderson26 dagar sedan
  • Strange that he didn't compare to any of the other Teslas in this clip, since those are the EVs that most people know

    Duckbilled WalrusDuckbilled Walrus27 dagar sedan
  • "Over 50k - why are these things so expensive?!" - man who recently took order of a £90k 2 series

    JoshJosh27 dagar sedan
  • Great Video, only missing one point: Range of Taycan

    MichelMichel27 dagar sedan
  • Top Gear" ⚙ miss 1 big thing we must stop burning 🔥 toxic fossil fuel we all face mass extinction. 😎 Should have banned toxic 30 year's ago thank you all the best 👍 Buzz Knapp-Fisher 😊🙏🌏🧠

    #buzzofftoxic Blog#buzzofftoxic Blog27 dagar sedan
  • I think for that money I care about build quality

    A MacA Mac27 dagar sedan
  • I don't think Chris has seen the price of "normal" cars recently... An average Corsa is £20k! Madness.

    theelmantheelman27 dagar sedan
  • Agree with everything. Peugeot is doing a fantastic job! The Polestar is so tempting and Mercedes could have tried a little harder. We thought the I-Pace would make the cut but it's not so brand new compared to these..

    Claire and AyeshClaire and Ayesh27 dagar sedan
  • You can get an ID3 pro performance for sub £30k. Whilst bigger than the e208, etc, I’d suggest it’s the better value car with decent range. Model 3 starts above £40k. You get more, but it’s >40% more expensive.

    James ElliottJames Elliott28 dagar sedan
  • Imagine if the Model S Plaid was there. Might as well have been here are the next best EVs to a Tesla all be it 8 years behind.

    Kevin OwenKevin Owen29 dagar sedan
  • The reason why it's so expensive the materials it takes to make them are expensive and hard to get the lithium mining is not cheap you know and copper mining gold silver Moran Seaham it's a lot of minerals in order materials make an electric car

    Joshua GarrardJoshua Garrard29 dagar sedan
  • It’s getting slow.

    Lukáš FeckoLukáš Fecko29 dagar sedan
  • Nio entered the chat...

    Bilal IjazBilal Ijaz29 dagar sedan
  • Missing quite a few good cars there. Where are the longest range EVs? Where's the ipace? EMini? And so much more...

    ZesPakZesPakMånad sedan
  • Like Chris HATE the BBC

    Fast H RacingFast H RacingMånad sedan
  • Tja, wo ist BMW da? X4, X6, 2er Gran Coupé - größere Kühlergrills sind doch nicht die Antwort auf die aktuellen Fragen des Marktes?

    GreenStorm01GreenStorm01Månad sedan
  • The typical armenian additionally seal because cattle separately stare afore a vigorous find. pricey, delicious talk

    Peter TranPeter TranMånad sedan
  • This seems to have been recorded a months ago, no sorry, a couple of years ago. A lot better cars have been in the market since then. iPace, ID4, Kona, and more besides

    Auspishos SkverillAuspishos SkverillMånad sedan
  • I think “if you got the money, go Porsche” is a pretty universal statement across all cars lol

    Dylan GeorgeDylan GeorgeMånad sedan
  • Man top gear used to be so good

    Small Man CamSmall Man CamMånad sedan
  • buy model S plaid instead of Taycan or model s plaid plus if you were looking to buy the turbo variant.

    ace iimovace iimovMånad sedan
  • I wouldn't put the id3 up against something like the polestar as the polestar cost £49000 compared to £32000 for the VW, they're in a different league

    Neb NollockNeb NollockMånad sedan
  • What about the miniE and Hyundai Ioniq5? I think particularly the Hyundai, is a masterpiece of retro styled exterior design.

    Frank LuoFrank LuoMånad sedan
  • odd not to include the Korean contingent, Zoe etc? Would have loved to hear Chris' views on these

    miless2111sutubemiless2111sutubeMånad sedan
    • This is top gear, the channel for high performance cars. The only thing he cares about is performance, and that's why he chose the M3 as the best. The ID.3 doesn't belong in this lineup, it's not a sportscar, it's a good allrounder. And for the same reason, the zoe would be totally wrong in top gear. They simply have the wrong preferences for these kind of cars.

      timemachine_194timemachine_19423 dagar sedan
  • More details about all

    warung kopi sugionowarung kopi sugionoMånad sedan
  • Where is Lucid?

    Anders LindskogAnders LindskogMånad sedan
  • Always Tesla for me. I think the Model 3 just has the best of all worlds in one sleek in package

    Tesla Lover2000Tesla Lover2000Månad sedan
    • Disagree. It looses out on all things I care for in a car. The ID.3 is absolutely perfect for me and what I want in a car. Preferences are different and people have different needs.

      timemachine_194timemachine_19423 dagar sedan
  • I miss old top gear it was more fun

    garbagebaggarbagebagMånad sedan
  • how many years did it take for top gear to do this?

    Lasse ThomsenLasse ThomsenMånad sedan
  • EV roundup without a model S!

    Samer MazahrehSamer MazahrehMånad sedan
  • No mention of the Hyundai kona or Kia eniro. Both good ev cars with decent performance and range.

    Chris HallChris HallMånad sedan
  • Model S/Model X???

    BenBenMånad sedan
  • no jag i-pace? :(

    Oliver GriffithsOliver GriffithsMånad sedan
  • The Polestar 2 has the quality and certainly the looks inside and out. all in all, it is one of the most appealing EVs, especially since it is one of the few timeless designs out there. When Polestar increase their range even further and perhaps add a smaller, equally appealing model, they could certainly be a leader in their class.

    B.K. BakkerB.K. BakkerMånad sedan
  • Redo this with refreshed model s X :)

    Shayegan AbdollahbeigiShayegan AbdollahbeigiMånad sedan
  • Tesla Model 3 came out 2017, one of the oldest and still best by a miles

    Wendell GuoWendell GuoMånad sedan