Is this electric MG the PERFECT car for James May?

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преди месец

James May has been outspoken about how he wants to move on from classic car motoring, instead vouching for electric or hydrogen modes of transport. Mike Fernie has decided to provide a happy medium, to see if he can convince May to at least have some classic motoring in his life. Enter the RBW EV Roadster!
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David Milner
David Milner преди 11 часа
160 miles range is plenty and 80 mph? If this is a Tesla M3 battery /drive train that's pretty poor. Where did the extra 100 miles range and almost double the speed when in a M3?
John Sharp
John Sharp преди 15 часа
Clarkson was right about electric cars and James may.
69 440 Charger
69 440 Charger преди 20 часа
A noiseless Mg Milk float ..How appealing ..Parts and Labour combined it costs almost $16000 to replace a Tesla Model 3 Battery Pack and the batteries can last from 10 to 20 years so I'm guessing the value of an 8 year old Tesla which could have only 2 years left in the battery pack before replacement will be substantially reduced..You don't have the same issues with a petrol vehicle and you don't have to wait around for it to charge,you can get in and use it at anytime
Jason Mellinship
Jason Mellinship преди ден
Aaaand on that bombshell...its time to end...thank you so much for watching....gggggoooodnigghhttttt.!!!!
Toto Abicyclette
Toto Abicyclette преди 3 дни
electric MG, or "hey, let's refresh Mona Lisa by using some acrylic paint".
Phil Foster
Phil Foster преди 4 дни
I wonder what the bus driver said.
Mike Mac
Mike Mac преди 4 дни
5:04 Has James left the Handbrake on or does it not matter?
Z Punter
Z Punter преди 5 дни
A electric MG hate it the whole point of these cars is the noise the engine makes the exhaust, etc. HATE IT they removed it's soul.
Melchor Vincent Agot
Melchor Vincent Agot преди 5 дни
7:21 That's a Nissan Figaro!
Chadimous преди 5 дни
My dad used to point out all of the places around Dallas, where his MGB broke down, or lost essential parts. Going to Six Flags Arlington? “Lost the driveshaft on the freeway off ramp.” Going to college in Denton? “That’s where I was driving on the freeway and my last visor clip snapped and the whole roof blew off!” Going past Addison airport? “That’s where the wiring short circuited, and started a fire under the dashboard while I was driving. The Addison tower thought a small plan had crashed because I was near the north edge of the runway.” It was amazing how unreliable that thing was!!!
Cheryl Cold
Cheryl Cold преди 5 дни
Electric is all fine and dandy in a perfect world. We don't live in a perfect world unless we are incredibly well off and our circumstances align with the product. Still, lovely looking car and looks very well built.
emotioneering преди 6 дни
Do you remember Mr May, foretelling the early demise of electric cars with your colleagues on Top Gear? Oh the irony
Contsruction Worker
Contsruction Worker преди 7 дни
Dacia Sandero
Gabi Bondre
Gabi Bondre преди 8 дни
Vând golf 4
EtonieE преди 8 дни
£90 grand!!! £NINETY feckin grand 😆😆😆😆😆😆😆
Greg Hilton
Greg Hilton преди 9 дни
Yeah, but what did the bus driver say? And, why was that bit removed with all the subtlety of a chainsaw massacre.
T Marsh-Connors
T Marsh-Connors преди 9 дни
Not gonna lie if I had that kind of money I'd buy it.
alliwantedwasapepsi преди 10 дни
90 grand and it rides like a porpoise. If May wants to be all modern, why does he dress like me Ma?
Boosted LSS
Boosted LSS преди 10 дни
Nononono, the only reason I would buy an MG would be for that exhaust note!
Steve Lovegrove
Steve Lovegrove преди 10 дни
What a improvement 😂 and only 90k starting price definitely for people than want to be noticed looks as dead as modern cars put a 4.6 V8 tuned lump in for a fraction of the price and keep the history going
Alex Walker
Alex Walker преди 10 дни
I would love to have a classic looking car with an electric interior with some modern bells and whistles.
Hamzah Fazluddin
Hamzah Fazluddin преди 11 дни
James goes into bunker: Can I have a bag of crisps?
R33FL1X преди 11 дни
or u can use the 90 grand and give it a k swap?
denzel270 преди 11 дни
According to Cambridge University Emeritus Professor of Technology Michael Kelly, replacing all the United Kingdom’s vehicles with next-generation EVs would require more than half the world’s annual production of copper; twice its annual cobalt; three quarters of its yearly lithium carbonate output; and nearly its entire annual production of neodymium. The Rare Metals War: the dark side of clean energy and digital technologies’ by Guillaume Pitron It may interest you to read 'The Rare Metals War: the dark side of clean energy and digital technologies’ by Guillaume Pitron before Jaguar go down the very expensive and potentially more environmentally damaging route of all electric cars. In essence, the very rare metals these cars need are mined in third world countries with appalling conditions for their work force. They require significant quantities of rock to be extracted to get the minute quantities of metal that will e extracted per tonne. They are very polluting to extract and then there is the loss of land scape, food production land and habitat . Then there is the re-cycling at the end of the life, or the lack there of. Scientists say we will be lucky if we can re-cycle just 10% of the rare metals used in these battery powered vehicles. This is a huge folly and part of an accepted narrative that needs to be challenged.
Steve Hazelton
Steve Hazelton преди 11 дни
Jonki Pastramki
Jonki Pastramki преди 12 дни
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Sam Sambrook
Sam Sambrook преди 12 дни
Sorry, but it has no soul...
Bobby Galvez
Bobby Galvez преди 13 дни
He's right about windows down He's very wrong when he says the sound of the MGB engine was annoying - no, it was musical. Four cylinder musical. He's just a 12 cylinder snob. ;-)
Qasim Mir
Qasim Mir преди 13 дни
Hate electric classics. In fact, I hate electric cars altogether. Why am I even here? Bye!👋🏼
doyle201206 преди 13 дни
You could buy a new tesla and a properly sorted real MGB for that money.
Mandalorian Jedi
Mandalorian Jedi преди 13 дни
Does James live in a cycle repair shop? 90 grand?!!!! It would be expensive at half the price.
James Krell
James Krell преди 14 дни
I just can't bring myself to drive an upholstered milk float, whatever the price.
Joshua Graham
Joshua Graham преди 14 дни
Wouldn't the battery last longer if it didn't have two tv screens to power at full brightness ?
wafflesnfalafel1 преди 14 дни
disappointed it's not a bit quicker - I'd want to dust 911s with it. But it's still beautiful.
o0julek0o преди 14 дни
90 grand for 9 seconds to 60... pathetic
Giedrius Malikėnas
Giedrius Malikėnas преди 14 дни
frankgile1996 преди 14 дни
Can we call it the MG-E? (Instead of MGB?)
Andrew Walker
Andrew Walker преди 15 дни
Paul Nutter
Paul Nutter преди 15 дни
£90,000 yeah right
John Kirke
John Kirke преди 15 дни
Love it....
logmeindog преди 15 дни
I can understand why May doesn't like to drive classic cars. European classic cars are wretched things. They look very nice but once you have to live in them, you have hate buried down deep. The love+hate makes it worse. When I drive my 67 mustang, there is no hate, at all. Never broke down, all original and not a thing needs mending.
OsamaIs MyMama
OsamaIs MyMama преди 16 дни
90k for a bad electric car with a body based on a mediocre car that’s extremely common? They expect to sell this thing?
Eleven : Eleven
Eleven : Eleven преди 17 дни
I once drive a Daytona, back in 1980, and it was a tractor. Awful. Funny that May says classic cars show an inability to move on.....he should look in the mirror. He dresses like Wurzel Gummage.
tyler zesiger
tyler zesiger преди 18 дни
When can we expect the premier of James and Jeremys; the speed of birds?
Al преди 19 дни
I think it's cool to have something like that.
Anna Ferrara
Anna Ferrara преди 19 дни
ev andersen
ev andersen преди 20 дни
I say Noooo
ev andersen
ev andersen преди 20 дни
James says you Must buy electric
On Jog
On Jog преди 21 ден
James is used to electric vibration
Carmen Lottner
Carmen Lottner преди 22 дни
Not Rothmans,Piccadilly.
LednacekZ преди 22 дни
It's electric. nothing really to break down. Ehm, the statistics of reliability for tesla cars would beg the differ.
Richie преди 23 дни
more or less maintainence?
Rex Rampage
Rex Rampage преди 23 дни
I agree with James. Restoring and maintaining old classics require a lot of money, time and patience, especially finding rare parts. Unless you're Richard Branson or Jay Leno with a team of mechanics and fully equipt garage, it makes sense to buy an electric powered replica. I'm waiting for the Ford Capri electric version.
Emanuel Muresan
Emanuel Muresan преди 23 дни
The silent epic drive is better than movies
Taffy7hfa преди 24 дни
Got nothing against electric cars per se but 90K! thanks but no thanks.I will jog on
Hero007ization преди 24 дни
90 G for a car with huge battery thrown in the hood....Nope.....That's not how to do it. I would pay 30 G for this.
Ł D преди 25 дни
This channel is like donut media but on low budget
K Mac P
K Mac P преди 25 дни
why did anybody in the UK ever decide to have an open-top car
David Hobbs
David Hobbs преди 25 дни
No sound, no passion just sterile and boring!
Jack Corman
Jack Corman преди 25 дни
I think it's great can't stand the lcd dashboard display though, makes the whole interior look like a steampunk vape mod.
Cameron Richardson
Cameron Richardson преди 6 дни
I think it’d be much nicer if the government wasn’t forcing us to make the cars we don’t want to scrap electric... I’ve got a lotus cortina and no way am I taking the soul from the car and making it electric the lotus twin cam is the car it’s the heart of a classic car for enthusiasts for normal people it’s the looks I say normal because most of us classic car owners are absolutely mental 🤣🤣 just do silly stuff
Victor Popov
Victor Popov преди 12 дни
would look so much better if it was still analog
Sebastian Sellers
Sebastian Sellers преди 25 дни
That cut when the bus driver started to talk to him.
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan Kenobi преди 26 дни
How to destroy a car. Make it electric
Michael Davis
Michael Davis преди 26 дни
You should check out the electric Fiat spider, it’s pretty cool.
Chappo преди 26 дни
What most people like about classic cars is the way they look, yes, and the way they sound - and potentially the lack of electronic interference. I can understand modernising to improve day to day aspects, and I'm not too concerned about the don't drive it investment market. But, whilst there may be Mayists who want a classic look with information age DNA its a mistake to assume some people don't enjoy a time when you needed to do more than push a button. Few modern cars look great and I suspect most won't age that well. I'd prefer the same car with a better sorted version of the driveline it had originally, if I was going to do that sort of thing.
Ellie преди 26 дни
Loose the lad in the cap James is well capable of carrying this video on his own read more 👉 #clickreadmore
JensenDKMG преди 27 дни
I'd love to be involved in projects like this. Get these old beautiful cars like old chevy bel air and make it an electric monster that will blow the doors off anything and look incredible doing it.
Stephen Turvey
Stephen Turvey преди 27 дни
Or gor to e-type fab just south of Newcastle. They take old e-types and restore them to modern spec, with new parts they manufacture them selves.
Saint Etienne
Saint Etienne преди 27 дни
A travesty!! It's like a perfectly beautiful girl filling her face with Botox and paying £90k to look an awkward mess. Mr May you are wrong.
Hulda Lucien
Hulda Lucien преди 27 дни
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4R преди 28 дни
No replacement for displacement, sorry.
steve prentice
steve prentice преди 28 дни
Electric 180 miles range vs diesel 800 mile range. Electric is a long way off.
John Olive
John Olive преди 28 дни
90 grand. Nuts.
Insane-Randomness преди 28 дни
For an old MG, yes. But an e-type? No, not in a million years. An e-type deserves to have a straight six. Besides, you can modernize old gas cars too to make them run brilliantly too. They don't HAVE to be electric to be usable.
Rasputin Varez
Rasputin Varez преди 28 дни
Going from a CB400SF to an Xmax 300 was so much nicer and more relaxing... quietness in motoring is NICE
Noor Fahad
Noor Fahad преди 28 дни
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ComandanteJ преди 28 дни
Cool. Not 90K cool, though.
Bradley Knox
Bradley Knox преди 29 дни
My Amazon bought in 1964 been in the family for 57 years never broken down ones
Ryan преди 29 дни
kinda defeats the purpose of an MG
boyo преди 29 дни
90k for a squeaky door? I've got 8 for sale.
Tokiomi Tohsaka
Tokiomi Tohsaka преди 29 дни
I love the looks of classic cars, but I will not drive them because of their abysmal safety compared to modern cars.
C Bromley
C Bromley преди 29 дни
Electric's the way to go. The MGB is a beautiful car. SR+ is a lot cheaper however.
OP_ Snooze
OP_ Snooze преди 29 дни
TL:DW. No. No it isn't.
Adam Isailovic
Adam Isailovic преди 29 дни
90k's and bonnet isn't even with the rest...Mkay.
TheOriginalItchyman преди 29 дни
I was hoping it would have the tesla motor and battery, and james was on the eco mode. Then he brought it back to the shop, and they turned on insane mode for him "I got that fizzy feeling from an MGB" lol
MetalMorris преди 29 дни
I like the other MG in the garage even more than the MG B. It's the Moto Guzzi V11 Sport. :)
inSAYn преди месец
90k for that? No thanks
Watchitwithandrew преди месец
Why can’t he say “because”
sailingmaster преди месец
oh that is lovely
Andi McGaw
Andi McGaw преди месец
James May telling the truth about engine 'noise'
Pr00ch преди месец
Imagine your car broke down and james may in an electric MG drives by, roasting you on camera
Madd Peanut
Madd Peanut преди месец
Nothing to go wrong with an electric car made in the UK. ROFLMAO. Let's hope Lucas isn't involved.
Super_Slav преди месец
What's the point , you get an old car for its simplicity and quirks, might as well just get a nissan leaf if you want a boring car like this.
Danny Falcon
Danny Falcon преди месец
Where do I order one?
BL4CKF0X преди месец
No sound, no soul.
bavondale преди месец
0-60 in 9 seconds and just a 160 mile range? where did the 90K go?
Jacques Mertens
Jacques Mertens преди месец
Aimed at babyboomers with way too much money. A trip down memory lane to fix their end-of-life-crisis.
Kevakazii преди месец
I love electric, the lack of noise is blissful. Moreso when I have a motorway behind my house.
Merman преди месец
It's nice looking, but not 90k nice. I am biased though since It's not a stick.
Patrick D
Patrick D преди месец
I hate this guy in the hat with a burning passion and i"m 30 seconds in. if it wasn't for james id've stopped watching.
SWO_Woodsman_945 преди месец
Electric cars are void of character. Plain and simple. It would be a travesty if all the sensation of driving an old car was removed from nearly all E-types and MGbs. It's like watching your favourite classic movie, Western, Disney, Starwars or Indiana Jones and suddenly in a scene, a banner came up saying. [WARNING THIS SCENE DEPICTS SEXISM AND BIGOTRY] It would forcefully ruin the movie. Like electrifying and old car.
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