James has previously said he loves his car but could see the “shortcomings of the car and the electric car infrastructure”.
Reacting to Mr May’s purchase, Jeremy hinted he was confused when he heard the news.
He added: “James is hilarious. He wants the world to think he’s in tune with the times.
“Brown beer, brown furniture, really wants a Rover 90 but he goes and buys a Tesla. Bless him. Each to their own.”