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As a car lover, I seriously don't know if I should laugh or cry. Former ‘Top Gear’ host Jeremy Clarkson says ‘idiot’ climate activist Greta Thunberg has killed the car show Jeremy Clarkson blames “idiot” climate change activist Greta Thunberg for killing the car show. The former Top Gear presenter, who is returning with another series of Amazon Prime motor series The Grand Tour, claimed young people have been turned against cars by the 16-year-old environmental campaigner. Clarkson, 59, told The Sun: “Everyone I know under 25 isn’t the slightest bit interested in cars – Greta Thunberg has killed the car show. “They’re taught at school, before they say ‘Mummy and Daddy’, that cars are evil, and it’s in their heads.” He added: “She’s an idiot. Going round saying we’re all going to die, that’s not going to solve anything, my dear.” The Grand Tour co-presenter Richard Hammond, 49, agreed: “I hate to say it, but I think Jeremy is right. “Young people don’t care about cars. How many kids now are growing up with posters of cars on their bedroom wall?” But Clarkson conceded that global warming was “definitely a thing”. Clarkson did stipulate in The Sun’s interview that he and his famous colleagues were taking climate change more seriously. The latest season of “The Grand Tour” sees the hosts Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May not only discuss climate change as they attempt to sail across Vietnam’s Mekong River during dry weather conditions but also opt to cycle instead of drive. “For the first time ever, we’ve had global warming rammed down our throats – and we’ve not been idiotic, it’s very definitely a thing.” He added: “The question is, what to do about it?”
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May need a new driver for The Grand Tour Season 2 and Mark Webber reckons he suits the role well. With the trio stating that the new test driver must not be fat, clumsy or slow, Formula One driver Mark Webber was the first to show up at The Grand Tour's test track in a Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. Watch the hilarous video and see how he performs... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBy6XRHPODQ
As you all probably know by now, Top Gear isn't the most reliable source of information on 'Green' cars because of their inherent hatred towards them making them more prone to giving biased reviews. However, whoever said Top Gear was about pure facts? Its hilarious! Obviously, Clarkson and May were using EVs for a rather incredibly stupid but entertaining challenge; they were going for a cross country 'trek' which i assume is what these EVs were 'made for' if you catch my drift. Clarkson was in the Nissan Leaf which as you know if you have been reading this blog, it won the 2011 World Car of the Year. I actually wonder how it did that since 2011 isn't even over yet. Anyway, James May was driving a Peugeot iOn which is basically just a Mitsubishi i-MiEV till his ran out of juice as well. How coincidental. I wouldn't be surprised if it was staged but who really cares? Its all for entertainment sake anyway. I know there are lots of people who despise Top Gear's style of info-tainment but I'd say just let the boys have some fun eh?