JEREMY Clarkson has spoken out about the fall in electric car sales after he stated they ‘were rubbish’.

The Oxfordshire presenter and farmer, who owns Diddly Squat Farm Shop in Chadlington, wrote in this week's column for The Sun that he was ‘happy’ to discover people were coming around to ‘his way of thinking’.

He wrote: “It took me about 15 minutes to work out that electric cars were rubbish. But when I said so, on television, I was called a climate change denier, luddite and fool.

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“So you can imagine how happy I was yesterday to discover that millions of people are now coming round to my way of thinking.”

Mr Clarkson stated that in Germany, electric car sales fell in March by 29 per cent and across the rest of the EU by 11 per cent.

He noted that the sales in the UK were doing better but stated that it is down to ‘people being carpet-bombed and brainwashed every day by lefty green organisations like the BBC’.

However, he stated that despite this, the share of the market taken by battery-powered cars is down from 16.6 per cent last year to 15.2 per cent in 2024.

He concluded: “But it’s mostly because people are waking up to the fact electric cars are expensive, boring to drive, useless for long journeys and, if we are honest, not especially good for the environment.”