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Nico Rosberg drives a hybrid – Fully Charged

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

Powertrain:
Naturally aspirated 4.6 L (4,593 cc) V8 engine, developing 608 PS (447 kW; 600 bhp) at 8500 rpm, with two electric motors delivering an additional 210 kW (286 PS; 282 bhp) for a combined output of 887 PS (652 kW; 875 bhp) and 1,280 N⋅m (944 lbf⋅ft) of torque.
Transmission:
7-speed PDK dual-clutch
Performance:
0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 2.6 seconds, 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) in 7.2 seconds, 0–300 km/h (0–186 mph) in 19.9 seconds and a top speed of 345 km/h (214 mph)
Weight:
1,634–1,704 kg (3,600–3,760 lb)
Dimensions:
Wheelbase 2,730 mm (107.5 in), Length 4,643 mm (182.8 in), Width 1,940 mm (76.4 in), Height 1,167 mm (45.9 in)
Range:
680 kilometres (420 mi) - Electric range 19 km (12 mi)
Price:
€611,000 (US$845,000 or GB£511,000)

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Fully Charged is a weekly + series produced and hosted by Robert Llewellyn (Red Dwarf, Scrapheap Challenge, Carpool). It's not only about electric cars, bikes, boats and planes but how we generate and even own the electricity to power these machines. From looking behind the myths of renewable energy, to seeking the truth about conventional generation Robert Llewellyn demonstrates what the future could have in store for us all.

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