It's hard to find a PHEV with a smaller battery than this.

The Porsche 918 Spyder is a specific plug-in hybrid, because owners (only 918 were made) probably don't care much about the all-electric range.

The whole point was just to improve the performance by adding the electric part of the powertrain and that's the way we should look at. Electric cars will simply be quicker in the future in every way.

Here is another episode by Fully Charged, which had a chance to ride in the two-seat 918 with Nico Rosberg.

"Okay, so it's not a pure electric car, it's a plug in hybrid, it really can drive for 16 miles electric only.Okay, so it cost over £750,000 and you can't buy one now for less than a million.

Okay, it's not being driven on a normal road.

But when Nico offered to take Jonny for a spin, it seemed churlish to say no."

Porsche 918 Spyder spec:

  • 6.8 kWh battery pack
  • 16 – 31 km (10-19 miles) of all-electric range
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.6 seconds or 6.2 seconds in all-electric mode
  • 0-100 km/h (124 mph) in 7.3 seconds
  • top speed of 345 km/h (214 mph) or 150 km/h (94 mph) in all-electric mode
  • system output: 887 bhp (652 kW) at 8500/min from 4.6L V8 engine 608 bhp (447 kW) and two electric motors 286 bhp (210 kW)
  • weight: 1674 kg