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Richard Hammond’s rookie Tesla mistake almost ends in disaster

Published: 20/Mar/2020 13:10 Updated: 20/Mar/2020 13:19

by Connor Bennett


The Grand Tour host Richard Hammond almost found himself stranded after making a rookie error with a Tesla Model X – forgetting to give it some juice ahead of a trip. 

As car owners across the globe have started to embrace the electrical revolution, more and more charging stations have started popping up like gas stations – though, the wait to get back on the road is a little longer.

However, when you drive an electric car like a Tesla Model X, you can’t just rely on hitting up a charging point during your journey, it does help to charge at your home too. Yet, that’s a mistake Richard Hammond made during a trip back home from the North of England. 

YouTube: DriveTribe
The Grand Tour host managed to supercharge his Model X but forget to plug into the wall at home.

Hammond, the popular TV host and car reviewer, posted the video on the Drivetribe YouTube page, showing how he and his wife were headed to the Lake District in the North West of England. 

On his way up, the 50-year-old showed how quick a supercharged charging point could get his car back on the road – taking around 25 minutes to give him enough juice to complete the journey. Though, on his way back home, he encountered a problem right off the bat.

Hammond hadn’t charged his Tesla Model X overnight and, instead, was down to the barebones of a charge. “I’m new to the world of electric cars and I’m suffering with crippling range anxiety,” he quipped, noting that he’d make it to a charging point with around 1% charge left.

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Though the Tesla had enough power to get him to the next set of chargers, that didn’t stop the former Top Gear host from panicking – almost making a wrong turn and reversing into another car before making his stop.

Despite being flustered by everything, Hammond eventually played it cool and tried to joke about what had just happened, though, his wife wouldn’t let him get away with it too easy, poking fun at him not keeping the car charged.

On the bright side, it’s probably the last time he’ll forget to keep his car charged.


Jake Paul’s exotic car collection will leave you speechless

Published: 21/Oct/2020 12:39 Updated: 21/Oct/2020 13:11

by Kieran Bicknell


YouTuber, boxer, and online personality Jake Paul has quite the car collection. From Lamborghinis to G-Wagons, Paul has an eclectic collection of exotic cars. 

Jake Paul, younger brother of Logan Paul, rose to fame initially via the long-departed app Vine, before expanding his career. Nowadays, he is known for a multitude of reasons from Disney Channel appearances to YouTube and boxing.

Given his young age of only 23 at the time of writing, Paul also has quite a substantial car collection. With a vehicle for every use, his exotic cars are the envy of many smaller YouTubers.

Jake Paul’s car collection

Tesla Model X jake paul
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Jake’s Tesla has been customized a number of times.

Starting off his collection is his only electric car, a Tesla Model X. This gullwing-doored EV starts at around $80,000 and offers 305 miles of all-electric range.

Jake decided to make his Model X stand out. With the help of famed tuning house West Coast Customs (of ‘pimp my ride’ fame) his Model X is now a true one-of-one. Featuring a custom wrap, carbon accents, and sandblasted details, this Tesla will stand out anywhere it goes.

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His custom Ford Focus RS is also a show-stopper, and has been extensively customized for Jake by WCC also. Having wrapped it in black camo to start with, he then opted for a ‘dazzle’ effect camo, with pinks, yellows, and blues.

Not only did he re-wrap the car, but also installed a crazy rear wing kit, which made sure it was a true one-of-a-kind for the YouTube star.

Jake Paul’s supercar

Jake Paul Lamborghini Huracan Performante
YouTube: Jake Paul
Jake’s Lamborghini is his “dream car.”

The highlight of his car collection is his Lamborghini Huracan Performante. Finished in bright blue, his Lambo has 631hp from its naturally-aspirated, 5.2l V10 engine. Paul bought the “dream car” Huracan back in 2018 for $350,000, and has held on to it ever since.

Alongside his Focus, Tesla, and Lamborghini, Jake has been spotted in a number of other cars. Ford GTs, Brabus 6x6s, a BMW M2, and Audi R8s have all featured on his social media accounts, but it is unclear whether these are his cars.

Either way, for 23 years old, that is still a very respectable and impressive car collection – we can’t wait to see what he adds next.