When I saw this opinion piece in The Times last night, I was somewhat pleased as it seemed very positive: Green Vroom -Times Online However in the actual piece referred to, they had to go and spoil it by bringing up the whole Top Gear thing again. Green cars:* will someone hit the accelerator The article starts well enough, then basically bashes Tesla because Jeremy Clarkson didn't like the Roadster - before going on to argue the case for hybrids and/or buying second hand cars (because it would take a Prius 15000 miles to pay off its carbon debt). It has a dig at electric car proponents for ignoring the power plant CO2 issue, before doing so itself elsewhere and then saying this: I don't think the writer knows where he stands... It should be noted that neither of the 2 authors (confusingly) named on the article are motoring journalists or even technical journalists. I'm not in the country, so I've asked someone to check how much space the Model S gets in the print version.