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A - HA! Alan Partridge driving an electric car?!

Posted by Erika: Nov 30, 2018 2 min read

Alan Partridge driving an electric car... Which one would he choose? Here's our best guesses.

“Smell my cheese you mother!”

“Eat my goal”

“Not my words Carol, the words of Top Gear magazine!”

…. Okay, we’ll stop now. As fun as it is to shout Alan Partridge quotes across the office - we won’t do that. Instead, we want to run a poll inspired by the man himself. In season one of Mid-morning matters Alan and Sidekick Simon invite their callers to ring in and discuss King and car - i.e. which car they think their favourite monarch would drive and why?

Which got us thinking, if Alan Partridge was forced to drive an electric car which one would he have? We say ‘forced’ as we realise as a traditionalist, petrol head, Alan may not be first in line to make the switch to EV… But, what if? If Alan realised the many benefits of electric cars and ‘Yachting Mishaps’ had finally been commissioned by the BBC ("Some funny, some tragic. Presented by that man who was trapped upside-down in his hull eating chocolate"), giving Alan an unlimited budget. What would he look for in his EV?

Here are our best guesses:

First up, we’d throw into the ring… The Tesla Roadster, the quickest car in the world, with record-setting acceleration, range and performance. 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds, top speed over 250 mph, with a range 620 miles. What more could the man from King's Lynn Ask for?


  1. Okay, back to British. What about the Range Rover Sport PHEV? Yes, we realise it’s not fully electric but with Partridge already being prone to a Range Rover (you can watch him take a Range Rover for a test drive in ‘welcome to the places of my life’). This must be the car he’d go for, with 30 miles EV range, a max speed of 125 mph and reaching 0-60 mph in 7.0 seconds. This one feels like it’s in the “back of the net.”

  2. Finally, last but not least, how about an electric car suitable for James Bond, we of course mean the Aston Martin all-electric RapidE which will go into production in 2019. If it’s good enough for Bond we think it’s good enough for the Partridge.


Well, there you have it the three electric/PHEVs we expect to see Norfolk’s finest driving. Have we missed the mark? Let us know what you think on Twitter and Facebook.

Alan will be back on our screens soon with his new show “This Time, with Alan Partridge” - we can’t wait!