Electric Awards 2021: Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, Polestar 2 and Lotus Evija

Hot on the heels of the Oscars, it’s the Electric Awards 2021. Being close in date is where the similarities end for these two glittering ceremonies, however. Unlike emissions from the Academy Awards - overlong speeches and whatever comes out the back of those stretched Lincolns - the air is that bit sweeter for our Electric Awards winners this evening. Also, we’re coming to you from a service station in Braintree, Essex, which is a tack the Academy is yet to try.

Join Top Gear Magazine editor Jack Rix as he reveals the greatest electric cars in the world right now from Gridserve’s very fancy, state-of-the-art EV recharging forecourt. In the mix we’ve got Lotus’ Evija EV hypercar, the retro Renault 5 Concept, the Polestar 2 featuring some Tom Ford off-road adventure modifications, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo estate, and Audi’s incredibly sharp e-tron GT. Enjoy a whole host of never-seen-before videos, plus we’ll be joined by Paddy, Freddie and Chris as the Top Gear telly boys tell us their personal favourites from the world of electrified motoring.

Enough waffle. Let’s roll out the red carpet for the Electric Awards 2021, sponsored by Hankook.
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0:00 Intro
0:40 One to watch
2:46 Best interior
4:32 Freddie’s pick
8:11 Best design
9:44 Best all-rounder
11:35 Best concept
13:26 Paddy’s pick
15:03 Best GT
15:46 Best retro EV
18:01 Best crossover
18:45 Chris’ pick
23:19 Best family SUV
24:18 Best estate
26:11 Best electric car 2021

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  • Which EV is walking away with the big one - Best Electric Car 2021? 👇👇👇

    Top GearTop Gear14 dagar sedan
    • @MAN45 which model year?

      Ali NishuAli Nishu8 dagar sedan
    • Great video. THANK YOU. Challenge Top Gear to do the Top Country promoting electric Vehicles. Consider TAXES on buying. Bonus in value and volume. And most of all TAXES when Charging. Example of: Portugal have 7 Taxes to the client that goes on one public charging. That means if we buy 0.9€ of electric we must pay 5€ of TAXES .... to have 15Kw is 8€. On normal road we have consumption of 20Kw if we go all the way slower that the speed limit. Do Government want to take care of the environment or only they pocket....and pressure auto Makers to change all only for the marketing and social media?! Thank you

      Pedro OliveiraPedro Oliveira10 dagar sedan
    • Rimac C_2

      Bruno PernarBruno Pernar10 dagar sedan
    • Lucid Air!😎

      Ein AutofanEin Autofan10 dagar sedan
    • Well I guess I might as well cancel my magazine subscription. Not much point reading it now.

      v795619v79561910 dagar sedan
  • The Hyundai looks like a maestro 🤮

    chris wardchris ward5 timmar sedan
  • Lotus sounds shit like an oversized mobility scooter

    Forza DriveForza Drive12 timmar sedan
  • Lotus 💯 ❤️

    Marc WarehamMarc WarehamDag sedan
  • This video is sponsored by Jeff Bazos

    Nigel MutepfaNigel MutepfaDag sedan
  • Nice to give some of the non-Tesla contenders recognition, but I sense a definite bias towards the car co's that advertise.

    Ed GallagherEd Gallagher2 dagar sedan
  • Tiktok videos are better than this show, where top gear has come, they are now shooting in a charging station. Now I realize without the trio top gear is as useless as demonitized currency

    Manjunatha PrabhuManjunatha Prabhu3 dagar sedan
  • That eqs is one repulsive looking thing... That visual price tag is too much to pay for that drag coefficient

    hosackieshosackies3 dagar sedan
  • Elon Musk will probably rage tweet and sue Top Gear for having no Teslas involved!

    Stefan MahadeoStefan Mahadeo4 dagar sedan
  • Real talk though that Sian is a bit surprising because I was expecting all electric not hybrids but I mean they made the rules

    Nathan WoodNathan Wood4 dagar sedan
  • I think Tesla is missing.. 😕

    Ex. TofiaEx. Tofia4 dagar sedan
  • Cant use any of these cars, in real life

    Lars HenriksenLars Henriksen5 dagar sedan
  • I would've been disappointed if any car but the taycan cross turismo got the best ev award. I mean, the taycan saloon didn''t really look bad in any way, but audi's etron gt definitely looked better. And then comes the cross turismo. I'm pretty sure ppl will agree with me, that car is indeed the best looking estate out there, It's almost as if porsche made an estate, tried coverting it to a saloon and sent the estate out for sale anyway. What an amazing car. I can't believe I'm saying this, but even though I'm a crazy petrol head, if i had the money, I'd buy the cross turismo over anything else in that range.

    Aditya VishwanathAditya Vishwanath5 dagar sedan
  • 26:32 please what's the song? thanks

    Miso PaskoMiso Pasko6 dagar sedan
  • TopGear "Suck It Elon" Electric Awards 2021

    TheWrongBrotherTheWrongBrother6 dagar sedan
  • You guys are Genius The content you produce The words you use 👏👏

    vikas chandrakarvikas chandrakar6 dagar sedan
  • Chris, don't accept evolution, he needs pollution and noise ... he's a clown, and he ruined this video!

    Manuel CarmoManuel Carmo6 dagar sedan
  • glad this channel isn't brainwashed by tesla.

    VV7 dagar sedan
  • The steering wheel of the Lotus Evija looks like it was stolen from the junkyard and quickly mounted... And the Ioniq 5 best looking? WTF? That thing looks uggly like any Tesla! Some people seem to suffer from aberrations of taste! I really miss the old Top Gear with the three best presenters!

    asrsiasrsi7 dagar sedan
  • Top Gear is trying too hard now... With poor result.

    Pawel PPawel P7 dagar sedan
    • boo

      DEBU SINHADEBU SINHA6 dagar sedan
  • So where's the Jag I-Pace, while not Tesla quick 4.5 secs is respectful and a beautiful looking package both inside and out, the only flaw I thought was that the rear vision in the mirror was a little limited, but apart from that the futuristic white leather and space age console was brilliant along with the active damping and handling in sport mode, and my other issue was that sadly I couldn't afford to buy one.

    Harreson SinclaireHarreson Sinclaire8 dagar sedan
    • The acceleration of Tesla gets old very fast.

      Stijn 4Stijn 47 dagar sedan
  • thanks

    Mikhail GoncharovMikhail Goncharov8 dagar sedan
  • Idiot says smoke coming off all 4 wheels on a estate car, it is dust from the gravel 🙄

    oxheymackemoxheymackem8 dagar sedan
  • as Pininfarina

    Dejan StankovicDejan Stankovic8 dagar sedan
  • Yeah Remac made Lotus

    Dejan StankovicDejan Stankovic8 dagar sedan
  • Harris is the only TG Presenter I can understand, and I'm from Northern England

    Chris O'GradyChris O'Grady9 dagar sedan
  • I love technology and big screens but NOT IN MY CAR, I despise this idea that because we live in a world of 60" TVs and 7" phones we need cars with acres of LCD, eugh, god no. I'll only buy an EV when I can get one with real dials, buttons, and as many controls being manual as possible.

    Chris O'GradyChris O'Grady9 dagar sedan
  • Angry Elon Musk noises

    RccDB CarsRccDB Cars9 dagar sedan
  • If I had to buy and EV on pure looks and branding I'd have a Pole Star. Such a cool brand and concept.

    RccDB CarsRccDB Cars9 dagar sedan
  • they didnt have tesla in any category because of the lawsuit with top gear. Sad...

    MisterMax ModMisterMax Mod9 dagar sedan
    • Nope, because Teslas are poorly made garbage.

      Stijn 4Stijn 47 dagar sedan
  • whats the car on the other side of the polestar @13:33

    Ranveer KissoondoyalRanveer Kissoondoyal9 dagar sedan
    • @Peter Harrison thanks so much mate 👍

      Ranveer KissoondoyalRanveer Kissoondoyal7 dagar sedan
    • That's a Jag iPace

      Peter HarrisonPeter Harrison7 dagar sedan
  • is that how you pronounce "Hyundai"?

    William CollinsWilliam Collins9 dagar sedan
  • The only good thing about electric cars is avoiding the outrageous 80% government fuel duty on petrol and diesel. #DefundTheBBC

    Steve QuinnSteve Quinn9 dagar sedan
  • 👏👏👏 Nice

    Cornelius ThompsonCornelius Thompson9 dagar sedan
  • Amazing group of cars!! But no Tesla in the mix? 🤔

    Alex CAlex C9 dagar sedan
  • whats the name of the tracks at the end from 26mins on?

    uzayr haneefuzayr haneef9 dagar sedan
  • What is an Aventador doing in the EV Awards?

    Tijl De BoeckTijl De Boeck9 dagar sedan
  • When the magazines start becoming over 50% suv's and electric my subscriptions will end. And their not far from that now. 😩

    Shaun WaltonShaun Walton9 dagar sedan
  • If a Tesla didnt make it the list, are you sure Top Gear was even pretending to be fair? ... Exactly.

    Avik SarkarAvik Sarkar9 dagar sedan
  • I thought I saw a Jaguar I-Pace. Maybe not..... 🤔 🐆 ⚡

    Kent WeeksKent Weeks9 dagar sedan
  • Best of all Lucid , you should mention it.

    bikebike10 dagar sedan

    Like a PROLike a PRO10 dagar sedan
  • why having combustión cars in the show? you didn't need that ... also an hybrid? come one... hybrids are dead and they are combustión cars using electric power to get faster (avoid lag)... next time feature electric cars as they should be...

    Sebastian C.Sebastian C.10 dagar sedan
  • Love the content. Just wondering, not even a single award to Tesla? They are the one changing the whole electric car scene.

    Aniruddha AAniruddha A10 dagar sedan
  • Where is the Rimac C_two?

    Lowrenc ✔️Lowrenc ✔️10 dagar sedan
    • In a ditch.

      Stijn 4Stijn 47 dagar sedan
  • I know TG is more about entertainment than a review of cars but there are some serious omissions here. The Tesla model 3 has done what would have seemed impossible 5 years ago, that of outselling the iconic BMW 3 series globally, ditto the Merc C-class and Audi A4. It goes to show that EVs are no longer competing in a discrete category, they are competing an beating established fossil cars too. Then what about the smaller, more affordable EVs that are beating the fossil competition such as the Renault Zoe, VW ID3, Hyundai Kona and my ride, the excellent Kia e-NIro? TG is fun but if you want to know about EVs check out The Fully Charged show or Johnny Smith on the Late Brake Show.

    Kia e-Niro Diaries EncoreKia e-Niro Diaries Encore10 dagar sedan
  • What ?,there is no Tesla in an EV video , U forgot about that or what

    Mohammed Zohil P.KMohammed Zohil P.K10 dagar sedan
  • lol are we meant to be leave freddy can do the Scandinavian flick at 70mph lol come on bbc?

    sebastian spaldingsebastian spalding10 dagar sedan
  • Thanks tesla to show other how to make electric cars! now back to rocket

    Idtech CelestialIdtech Celestial10 dagar sedan
    • Teslas are garbage.

      Stijn 4Stijn 47 dagar sedan
  • Cool cars! Available with cool combustion engines too?🤣 Because i don't like the sound of electric cars...🙄

    Ein AutofanEin Autofan10 dagar sedan
  • no Teslas, clearly TG dont care much for tech, performance, security, or convenience, then again who watch TG for real facts, or intelligent reviews.....

    Erick MunozErick Munoz10 dagar sedan
    • They haven’t released a good car this year

      BibuBibu10 dagar sedan
  • No Model Y ?

    Learning to CompoundLearning to Compound10 dagar sedan
  • Tesla everyone?

    Gelo EugenioGelo Eugenio10 dagar sedan
  • Sorry to break it to the tesla fan boys. The electric trend is been accelerated by the eu and California's regulations. 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars. In 2035 the Chinese will also be banning sales of petrol vehicles. There is also talk of the UE regs been brought forward to 2025. So no tesla isn't the reason for this acceleration

    jeff steynjeff steyn10 dagar sedan
  • I've ordered my Tesla and stated monthly payments, but the car is still trapped in a later delivery schedule... 🤨🤔 My Tesla is model TSLA, and I kept putting funds there, but NO CAR YET?! I've written a complaint to Elon as well, but the man is probably way too busy and/or does not reply to any "Joe" just because... 🤷🏻

    BookProXBookProX10 dagar sedan
  • One time Flintoff doesn't crash and he's already gloating

    Fuzail MalikFuzail Malik10 dagar sedan
  • Evija- It’s all words until it runs. Leaving out Rimac - BIG FAIL. Even their Concept 1 will annihalate Evija.

    ezcatch77ezcatch7711 dagar sedan
  • So not one Tesla in the entire list, very surprised considering they started the whole EV movement 🤔

    Odhran HarteOdhran Harte11 dagar sedan
    • Just Because they started the EV Movement doesn’t mean They have to be in the Middle Of the scene 10 years later. EV’s have made it to the EU And im sorry to brake it to you but tesla are dying

      BibuBibu10 dagar sedan
  • "(Polestar) okay it doesn't go quite as far as a Model 3, and the charging infrastructure available to it isn't quite as good, but what it does have is manually adjustable dampers".🤯 Don't quite see how this logic works in real world where people would want manually adjustable dampers over better range and charging infrastructure.

    Nisarg SutharNisarg Suthar11 dagar sedan
  • 10 years from now cars will be soooo different.. its happening now and we get to see it.. the future is finally here¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Theo TeddyTheo Teddy11 dagar sedan
    • Jaay.

      Stijn 4Stijn 47 dagar sedan
  • Top Gear&Co, BBC.... just getting worst and worst. I've watch pretty much anything Topgear&CO since I was born, it's been so disappointing these last few years. Please make it better, Soon! If you don't get better, I'am going to stop watching all together, my patience and tolerance for the new formulas is getting to an end, it's SHIT!

    Alex GAlex G11 dagar sedan
  • 2.34 lovely video of the front of the evija but is that a towing eye I see?!

    Tom MavirTom Mavir11 dagar sedan
  • Think you missed off an award....The best selling that would be Tesla🤔.....but wait...we can’t put one of those on as they don’t pay for advertising which pays our wages..... I expected more from Top Gear but I’m not surprised....

    Simon WebbSimon Webb11 dagar sedan
    • @Stijn 4 that’s the great thing about opinions....we can all have one but none have to be correct ....but yours is clearly in the minority 🤔

      Simon WebbSimon Webb7 dagar sedan
    • @Stijn 4 disagree - they got around that one by making shitty/useless hybrid cars. Fully electric cars are only being reluctantly made/developed by legacy Auto because of public demand which has been created by Tesla. Because they delayed they have allowed Tesla an unassailable lead. GM developed the EV1 in 1996 then scrapped the project because they realised it would affect their connected ICE profits (dealership/servicing/parts etc)

      Simon WebbSimon Webb7 dagar sedan
    • @Simon Webb Tesla forced no one, environmental regulations do.

      Stijn 4Stijn 47 dagar sedan
    • Teslas are garbage.

      Stijn 4Stijn 47 dagar sedan
    • @Bibu you miss the real point of my comment....”try not to portray impartiality if your results are influenced by exterior forces “.....but remember none if these would exist without Tesla forcing them to make EV’s

      Simon WebbSimon Webb10 dagar sedan
  • This is a shameless ad for these cars, Top Gear used to be much better than this.

    Joel SmallJoel Small11 dagar sedan
  • Not a mention about Tesla and Rimac..?? not in any category..?? No wonder why people don't watch you guys anymore.

  • He literally doesn't know how to crack jokes....

    Virtual DriveVirtual Drive11 dagar sedan
  • What is the name of those super awesome Puma sneakers

    Ken CartyKen Carty11 dagar sedan
  • This makes me so happy! There are so many great EVs now and they look great too!

    Michael PruettMichael Pruett11 dagar sedan
  • You can tell who pays the Bills EH!

    Alicetronics-Jaycar's Platinum Stockist for Central AustraliaAlicetronics-Jaycar's Platinum Stockist for Central Australia11 dagar sedan
  • The only reason any of these cars exist is because of Tesla and Rimac. And Top Gear keeping up their bias ignoring the best electric car brands to talk about an e2008, a failed volvo that doesn't make sense and three samey VW group cars. And after all that noise everyone with half a brain will still go buy a Tesla. Range value performance tech no one is close it's laughable.

    AlexHogbenAlexHogben11 dagar sedan
  • Im a Taycan fan but this this video was worthless

    Nicky CenciNicky Cenci12 dagar sedan
  • Love that you are promoting electric vehicles but... I am very disappointed not to see one Tesla on here!!

    Daniel BainesDaniel Baines12 dagar sedan
  • Does the BMW iX exist or not?

    CICCIC12 dagar sedan
    • It’s not out yet I don’t think

      BibuBibu10 dagar sedan
  • The best EV on the market is Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, THERE IS NO COMPETITON AT ALL. Until AUDI makes A4 AllRoad Quattro EV ;)

  • So all of those are better than every Tesla!.? Yeah right

    Nick WainwrightNick Wainwright12 dagar sedan
  • Why is being presented by this person? He has no credibility at all particularly in relation of EV cars! He is to journalism what D Trump is to politics.

    william armstrongwilliam armstrong12 dagar sedan
  • Please bring jeremy Clarkson and his mates back

    Hanupratap Singh ChauhanHanupratap Singh Chauhan12 dagar sedan
  • Noone sees the inflation rates latest high technology brings. Good luck workers all over.

    PanosPanos12 dagar sedan
  • You can tell Tesla sued bbc for falsely having the car run out of electric on its race track. Payback. Tesla wins almost every award except top gears and out sells all those cars put together.

    Martin CairnsMartin Cairns12 dagar sedan
  • Hmmm not necessarily a fan of Tesla but surely get some sort of a mention here are clearly their cars are the most usable

    s cs c12 dagar sedan
  • Tesla fanboys wondering why they didn’t win every category ...

    Paddy DowneyPaddy Downey12 dagar sedan
  • Top gear always have bad history with tesla

    sarthak patilsarthak patil12 dagar sedan
  • tesla fan boys are shaking rn

    trevor johntrevor john12 dagar sedan
  • Top gear so salty towards Tesla 😆 I had a feeling they’d omit any of their cars. Come on Top Gear, not even an honorable mention?!

    medowatchermedowatcher12 dagar sedan
    • Tesla did not pay for the ad. They don't need to...

      Péter HorváthPéter Horváth11 dagar sedan
    • Remember Tesla doesn't pay for advertisement ;)

      Relansis _1Relansis _111 dagar sedan
    • yep how is the polestar 2 better allrounder than a model 3 yes it looks better but seriously😑

      Aryan AAryan A11 dagar sedan
  • No tesla in the whole video?? This means top gear awards aren't worthy Tesla

    ThatClipIsDopeThatClipIsDope12 dagar sedan
    • @ThatClipIsDope No they aren't, bottom in reliability surveys and cheap interior materials, laughable panel gaps... :-)

      Stijn 4Stijn 47 dagar sedan
    • @Stijn 4 say all you want We all know tesla are the best👍

      ThatClipIsDopeThatClipIsDope7 dagar sedan
    • Teslas are garbage.

      Stijn 4Stijn 47 dagar sedan
  • TG: "Time for Chris's pick..." Me: "Ooh, this should be interesting!" Chris: *picks a hybrid* Me: *disappointment*

    Mike FoxMike Fox12 dagar sedan
  • Interesting that Tesla doesn't get a model mentioned. I wonder is that because Tesla sees itself as a tech company not a car manufacturer? Or is it because the customer can pay nearly 7 k for an auto pilot function which isn't an auto pilot function? Or it is because they don't handle at all well? Or is it because they catch fire? And when they do it takes hours to put the fire out because the batteries keep on reigniting it?

    Mark ScotchfordMark Scotchford12 dagar sedan
  • Can we get this guy on the main show? I love his auto-journalist presentation.

    Nepto148Nepto14812 dagar sedan
  • What's Simon pegg doing here 😂

    Tinku Thakuria45Tinku Thakuria4512 dagar sedan
  • Virtue fascism! Mask knights ! I am good and you are evil ! Etc etc

    harry wissinkharry wissink12 dagar sedan
  • Chris Harris and Simon Cowell should never be put in the same sentence again. What an insult to Chris!!

    CeeCee12 dagar sedan
  • So how much will the eqs cost...?

    CeeCee12 dagar sedan
  • that lotus evija would have looked breathtaking without those green lines and a shinier paint.

    I explain jokes to make them less funnyI explain jokes to make them less funny12 dagar sedan
  • Who is the first guy? He sounds and speaks exactly like Richard Hammond.

    I explain jokes to make them less funnyI explain jokes to make them less funny12 dagar sedan
  • 27 minutes of trying not to say Tesla

    Arab DefenderArab Defender12 dagar sedan
    • 🤣

      Relansis _1Relansis _111 dagar sedan
  • Possibly the worst electric car review/awards out there, a Lamborghini with a huge engine? Come on Top Gear, drag yourselves up to the present day at least and maybe more than just a couple of minutes of cars the masses may be able to afford?

    KingfisherKingfisher12 dagar sedan
  • What size human can fit in the Lotus Evija? Just asking for a friend...

    Buddhas' PalmBuddhas' Palm12 dagar sedan
  • Why not make mass-market cars electric and leave supercars with ICE engines or at least hybrids like the Lamborghini Sian? This should help with the climate change, but also preserve the character and the ultimate driving experience of Ferrari’s, Lambo’s, etc. Supercars probably represent less than 10% of total car population (or even less than that), so should not be a big pollution contributors on a global scale? I mean, you cannot replace the sound of a V12 and the pure joy it brings, can you?

    MSMS12 dagar sedan
  • The ionic 5 has very strong A3 vibes about its exterior

    NZsarge1NZsarge112 dagar sedan
  • the Sian is soooo not an EV vehicle, it has what? 35 of 850 hp out of electric, it cannot run on full electric, his batterie literally last seconds, it's a joke to call it an EV

    AdrapsAdraps12 dagar sedan