"Top Gear" is getting a new time slot this week (Tues. Nov. 5 at 10:00 p.m. on History), and to kick things off the show is putting electric cars to the test. The show hosts drive three of the best sellers through Michigan to see which one elevates electric beyond just being a so-called green option into actual coolness. In this exclusive clip, Rutledge discovers what it's like to be able to access all of a car's power the second you hit the "gas." Turns out you can go pretty fast.

While we can't tell you which host wins the challenge, we can tell you what he gets to drive as his reward -- the new all-electric sports package Tesla Model S. 

Would you drive an electric car? What do you think it would take to make electric mainstream? Will you be watching "Top Gear"?