Can we convince James May to buy a Mini Electric?

7 mar 2020
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The first electric Mini is probably going to become an incredibly important car as the world shifts to electrification. But James May made that plunge years ago when he bought a BMW i3. So can Tim convince him that he should 'upgrade' to the Mini E?
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  • Thanks for being so nice everyone. I've started doing more car reviews for DriveTribe on my new channel: Tim Rodie Drives Stuff - give us a subscribe!

    Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff4 mánuðum síðan
  • Tim is awesome

    Revolutions88Revolutions8819 klukkustundum síðan
  • All mini fans have lost all respect for James may

    Matt’s RC’sMatt’s RC’s21 degi síðan síðan
  • Tim great work 👌 love the review and camera 📸 work Lucy 👍

    Keith JavezKeith JavezMánuði síðan
  • The i3 is exactly what a 60 year old think a "youthful" car should look like.

    WrongderfulWrongderful2 mánuðum síðan
  • James May you rock

    John Dallas JohnsonJohn Dallas Johnson2 mánuðum síðan
  • 2003 mini cooper S - best car ever

    Jenny BakerJenny Baker4 mánuðum síðan
  • nice work Tim... 😁😁

    delly andreasdelly andreas4 mánuðum síðan
  • It ain't a mini

    Hooked on ClassicsHooked on Classics5 mánuðum síðan
  • When can we have mail time back?

    CrackMonkeyCrackMonkey5 mánuðum síðan
  • If i could choose any 3 cars in the world for free i would choose the Tesla Model S, Golf GTI & this Mini Electric (i am 13 so i guess the Mini is kinda loved by the youth? But idk how many ppl agree) and no i wouldn't choose expensive cars to sell etc. etc. because i am just being realistic! Expensive cars get more expensive over time for the owner or something (im just a dude without any knowledge about economy lol)

    Tim RotmanTim Rotman5 mánuðum síðan
  • gamer

    colonel sanderscolonel sanders6 mánuðum síðan
  • I've been preaching that the batteries are the problems too

    Edward MyersEdward Myers6 mánuðum síðan
  • Tim should have been a new top gear host. I would actually watch it

    DeputyMuffinTopDeputyMuffinTop6 mánuðum síðan
  • 2:32 is it just me who see the car change shade

    Vidda NotroVidda Notro6 mánuðum síðan
  • I want to know where James got his jumper.

    Rev. James CRev. James C6 mánuðum síðan
  • TL:DW - No. It's a qualified No. :)

    Time TravellerTime Traveller6 mánuðum síðan
  • @5:28 that 'now remember' sounded a lot like Clarkson!

    ToolkiT73UKToolkiT73UK6 mánuðum síðan
  • I think the BBC missed a trick when they passed over Tim while looking for new Top Gear presenters, he seems to come of a lot more genuine in the piece he did that those on the show as they seem to be more than a little forced in their delivery.

    James LewisJames Lewis7 mánuðum síðan
  • The mini electric is the same as the I3 they are both made by BMW...

    British Plague Dr.British Plague Dr.7 mánuðum síðan
  • Tim did a fabulous job, even though he was not successful in convincing James about the electric Mini. He is a keeper.

    VGK PodiumVGK Podium7 mánuðum síðan
  • Tim is young Clarkson. Like his comments

    Mike CandorpherMike Candorpher7 mánuðum síðan
  • I think electric car has a bright future in the rental market.

    chen flachen fla7 mánuðum síðan
  • James May clickbait... yet again and its not like he is unavailable atm.

    Sugefut SugefutSugefut Sugefut7 mánuðum síðan
  • 270kmh.... or not enough to get stolen...

    Wayne WayneWayne Wayne7 mánuðum síðan
  • Tim was brilliant and has a nice beard

    LetTheWookieWinLetTheWookieWin7 mánuðum síðan
  • May is very entertaining to listen to, but with the exception of his Ferrari he has horrific taste in cars.

    GeorgGT3RSGeorgGT3RS7 mánuðum síðan
  • I tried a small electric car in China, looked a lot like a mini, it quick charged to 80 percent in one hour, but the top speed was only 100km/hr. Really fun to drive in the city.

    whitla lindsaywhitla lindsay7 mánuðum síðan
  • Tim looks like a nice guy :) Keep it up!

    ¡Si Señor!¡Si Señor!7 mánuðum síðan
  • Ok James if you want us to be nice to Tim then i agree with you🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

    Kacper Bugala-KlinkoszKacper Bugala-Klinkosz7 mánuðum síðan
  • Until such time as an electric car can do the same as my mondeo ie I can fill the boot with my camping gear have it fully charged get on the boat from Rosslare to Cherbourg with 5 adults and not have to worry about stopping until I get to the Vendee, until then and only then will I change from diesel to electric and no iim not interested in saving the environment unless it can do that and do what I need as a mode of transport

    Paul LynamPaul Lynam7 mánuðum síðan
  • Well done Tim, great job.

    Martin McGlynnMartin McGlynn7 mánuðum síðan
  • Not to be pedantic, but in most aircraft, like James May’s Cessna 182 the flap controls aren’t overhead.

    CAP198462CAP1984627 mánuðum síðan
  • Can garages carry fully charged batteries. To change with the one you have ? I know their built in but is that not a viable idea if they could be changed?

    Ben ThomassonBen Thomasson7 mánuðum síðan
  • Hi James, I totally agree with your comments about the batteries and range/charging time. I have been saying EXACTLY the same for years. before the range would double, And the charging time would be close to filling a petrol tank, there is no use for it. Well, maybe hybrid, which can self charge are the way to go, but not only electric. If I get stuck without petrol, I can take a jerrycan out of my boot, fill few litters, and go on (& it happened) But with an electric car, you are pretty much f@cked... Cheers, Noam, ISRAEL.

    Ron ZRon Z7 mánuðum síðan
  • HI BIM

    kynandesouzakynandesouza7 mánuðum síðan
  • No. He is a moron. He had the wipers on in the sun. What a jerk.

    CollateralcoffeeCollateralcoffee7 mánuðum síðan
  • Whole world goes electric , zero co2 how long before Earth ends up like MOON or MARS.

    douglas todddouglas todd7 mánuðum síðan
  • Not bad Tim, I like the mini and would definitely enjoy a test drive, but James is right. I'm hearing about some groups working on improving batteries. So let's see what the future holds. If you can get 4to5 hundred miles and charge fully in under 20 minutes almost anywhere. You'll have a real market for these awesome toys!

    Happy PeaceHappy Peace7 mánuðum síðan
  • god those wheels a ferkin awful

    jagvette1jagvette17 mánuðum síðan
  • electric cars suck and I had a push button start on my 1961 mini whats the big deal ?

    jagvette1jagvette17 mánuðum síðan
  • i dont like the wheels :D

    Para NoidPara Noid7 mánuðum síðan
  • Ms. May

    - XxJimmyPagexX -- XxJimmyPagexX -7 mánuðum síðan
  • Liked Tim's presentation. Very well done, entertaining, interesting, etc just a shame he picked the Mini (as I have a totally irrational HATRED of them because the whole point of the MINI was that it was SMALL, the current mini IS NOT SMALL it's almost as big as the Honda Civic, hence calling it a MINI IS STUPID !!!! Stop trying to jump on the band wagon (BMW) & just call it something else !!, but as for Tim, great job, well done.

    Steve CleaverSteve Cleaver7 mánuðum síðan
  • Well done Tim and James. Tim did a great job. I think Tim has nailed the art of presentation and black comedy from old top gear trio in the footsteps of James, Clarkson and the Hamster 🐹.

    CiaranCiaran7 mánuðum síðan
    • Thank you!

      Tim Rodie Drives StuffTim Rodie Drives Stuff4 mánuðum síðan
  • Thanks for the video and you be nicer james may

    Naimul SattarNaimul Sattar7 mánuðum síðan
  • Are you trying to impersonate James May?

    CRT GamerCRT Gamer8 mánuðum síðan
  • Turn the fucking wipers off

    Mr BrownosMr Brownos8 mánuðum síðan
  • 6:35 I love how James likes the over head switches which are a bit fancy and don't make sense in a car... given his very first Top Gear appearance reviewed an old Bentley T2, and he made a point about how the positioning of all the dials and switches made no sense, so he of course liked it. Shows how James maintains his authentic opinion.

    Stotty01Stotty018 mánuðum síðan
  • well said James , until chargers are as available as petrol station , EV's are for a few people

  • I like Tim soooooo much I think you should fire James and give Tim all his work! (how d'you like that James? :p )

    Richard CRichard C8 mánuðum síðan
  • I really wish the honda E was in the US, at the very least we'll get the mini.

    a fisha fish8 mánuðum síðan
  • Those wheels are the worst thing I have ever seen...

    James HirstJames Hirst8 mánuðum síðan
  • Well done Tim!

    C.Haggis _C.Haggis _8 mánuðum síðan
  • There are a *LOT* of cowards on ISworlds, who say things they wouldn't say to your face.

    D800LoverD800Lover8 mánuðum síðan
  • Whew that was a spicy end card if i've ever seen one. Good job Tim, even though you failed to convince James, you did so in style.

    99percent99percent8 mánuðum síðan
  • Man those wheels make me wanna vom

    Isaac WatkinsIsaac Watkins8 mánuðum síðan
  • Who else fast forwarded to the part with James May?

    Christopher DobeyChristopher Dobey8 mánuðum síðan
  • 6:19 front wheels a bit low in the ground there lads

    Bryan LittleBryan Little8 mánuðum síðan
  • I am born in ‘67 and James in ‘63 but he sounds like a grumpy old man compared to myself. I own a 2017 - 7 edition Cooper S ( Scion FRS previous ) love my Mini . My beef with EV’s is what do you do with a used 250 kg battery ???

    Chris AnfieldChris Anfield8 mánuðum síðan
  • Only 2% EV cars sold of 17 millions last year so yeah they are just an experiment

    ArabianKnight7771ArabianKnight77718 mánuðum síðan
  • I haven't been in the electric, but have driven several Coopers as hire cars, all with between 2-3000 on the clock, my most enduring memory is that yor forward view is akin to looking through a letterbox, at 6' tall I had to bend down at traffic lights so I could see when they change. It drives okay as long as there are no passengers, but 4 adults in there and its quite gutless. Truly I would never, ever want to own one. Tim though is a good presenter.

    KitbagKitbag8 mánuðum síðan
  • Loved the video! I would love to own an electric MINI. You may not have convinced James, but you did convince me. I had told my husband I did not want one, that I prefer my gas powered MINI. But after watching this, I would definitely love it!

    Bobbi LightBobbi Light8 mánuðum síðan
  • I wonder how many kettles of water you could boil while waiting for a mini to that would be fun

    lyndon lyndon-watkinslyndon lyndon-watkins8 mánuðum síðan
  • Trying to sound like Jeremy clarkson just be yourself

    George EastwoodGeorge Eastwood8 mánuðum síðan
  • 12:49 I wish more ISworldsrs finished like this 😂

    Daniel EvansDaniel Evans8 mánuðum síðan
  • When you’re reviewing other people’s car. 😂 3:14

    Yiwen SongYiwen Song8 mánuðum síðan
  • ‘Everything is colourful’ *points towards black dash and interior of car*

    Cameron ReedyCameron Reedy8 mánuðum síðan
  • Tim is much much better than that other wanker they had

    Blob FishBlob Fish8 mánuðum síðan
  • Tim was good, still got to generate the May character over the coming years. 😉

    Harry WilkinsonHarry Wilkinson8 mánuðum síðan
  • It's probably a bit too late now for this idea to be feasible, but my solution to the battery problem which I have given some thought to is that if all electric cars had the same battery, most likely regulated by the government, and if this battery were to fit under the car, as most of them do for low center of gravity, my idea would be when you pull into a "charge station" you drive into a lane, which then removes the battery from under the car, it drops down via a mechanism fitted in the lane, you then roll forward (the lane has a slight incline) to where there is a fully charged battery ready and waiting, it raises up into your car, locks in position and you drive off, possibly even faster than filling a petrol car. The flat battery you left behind then starts to charge ready for the next person who comes along. Potentially the way it would work i that you buy the car, but not the battery, instead you buy the "right to use the battery's" which are available as part of buying the car.

    w Twymanw Twyman8 mánuðum síðan
  • Also once there are many millions of battery powered electric cars, there will be billions of Lithium Ion batteries. Big ones. Then we won't be able to pretend anymore, that there is no problem.

    5Andysalive5Andysalive8 mánuðum síðan
  • Silly Wheels.

    5Andysalive5Andysalive8 mánuðum síðan
  • Tim is better looking than Clarkson and nice x.

    Richard GrummettRichard Grummett8 mánuðum síðan
  • He either needs to turn off the wipers, or those blades are knackered.

    andylaaukandylaauk8 mánuðum síðan
  • "It won't break", it's made by BMW, of course it will break and it will break expensively.

    andylaaukandylaauk8 mánuðum síðan
  • man, Tim reminds me of old Top Gear! Bring it on

    Josef WinsJosef Wins8 mánuðum síðan
  • How did it handle compared to a gas mini? I currently own 3 minis. 2011, 2013 and 2016. They take the turns like a champ. I have it to a point where I can lift the rear leg up. Can this do the same?

    John TigerJohn Tiger8 mánuðum síðan
  • Minis are so round. Everything is round!

    Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo8 mánuðum síðan
  • Very well done, good job Tim!

    Mr KarlMr Karl8 mánuðum síðan
  • Tim looks like a nice guy but that was shit

    Leo de la RosaLeo de la Rosa8 mánuðum síðan
  • James shut him down at the end 😂😂 good review though

    Jacob AllenJacob Allen8 mánuðum síðan
  • so the 3rd world country prison metaphors make you sound smart ey? Another beardy cocky clown with no cultural background feeding on the general interests of motorists. Nevertheless, Captain Slow Rocks!

    yigit Turgayyigit Turgay8 mánuðum síðan
  • wait, so this is the new Top Gear Show on ISworlds?! I came across this video just now. Subbed immediately!

    The TuaregThe Tuareg8 mánuðum síðan
  • I think Tim did a brilliant job as a host. I’d watch him for sure James. Having said that... TRY THE MINI... but keep the i3

    THE ELRINTHE ELRIN8 mánuðum síðan
  • I’ll take a gas power patrol car powered over any electric electric‘s are not good for the They are not good for the environment

    Todd FullerTodd Fuller8 mánuðum síðan
  • Really electric cars are useless petrol and diesel all the way

    Phil HuntPhil Hunt8 mánuðum síðan
  • Sexy daddy

    Zalecia Victoria LovedayZalecia Victoria Loveday8 mánuðum síðan
  • Tim well done james trained student

    michael carydakismichael carydakis8 mánuðum síðan
  • try test the new blue gas car

    michael carydakismichael carydakis8 mánuðum síðan
  • Tim was better than James May ever was, is that acceptable!!

    David LoweDavid Lowe8 mánuðum síðan
  • Damn james a savage

    Ben ThackerBen Thacker8 mánuðum síðan
  • HA! That Fortnite bash though. F u two-year-olds! Pubg is also shite though, go play a real game like The Witcher 3 or Doom Eternal.

    Wouter vanRWouter vanR8 mánuðum síðan
  • Calling the Union Flag tail lights "divisive" or a bit "Farage" is silly. The majority of people don't hate their country and like a bit of national pride. My first car was a mini with a union flag on the roof and and it harks back to that era.

    Time AloneTime Alone8 mánuðum síðan
  • Battery technology - Lithium is old, replaced Nicads many years ago. We are due for a new generation of dry batteries, but when?

    PaulPaul8 mánuðum síðan
  • the wheels look odd

    NonsensicalVidsNonsensicalVids8 mánuðum síðan
  • Tim is a great presenter.

    Steve JacksonSteve Jackson8 mánuðum síðan
  • I can't believe this electric car looks like a plastic toy and has a crap range, this is unheard of!

    Amcor09Amcor098 mánuðum síðan
  • I like Tim. He's funny

    Kevin VerdegemKevin Verdegem8 mánuðum síðan
  • Turn the bloody wipers off Tim when its dry lol... Nice but Tim

    SuperDixxxieSuperDixxxie8 mánuðum síðan