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As hybrid technology evolves, hybrid car owners will reap the benefits of lower emissions and fuel consumption. Check out this section to learn about all the amazing breakthroughs in the field of hybrid technology.

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How Instant MPG Readout Works

Most hybrid cars have instant miles per gallon readout as standard equipment. This feature gives immediate mpg information to the driver. But can this simple device actually save money at the pump?


How the Toyota Hybrid X Works

How the Toyota Hybrid X Works

The Hybrid X concept car from Toyota sparked interest in another Prius-like model. Learn how the Hybrid X evolved and what Toyota's plans are for it. See more »

Why would someone want to steal the hybrid badge from my car?

Why would someone want to steal the hybrid badge from my car?

Why would someone steal a hybrid badge off of a car? Read up on the top theories about stolen hybrid car badges. See more »

Top 10 Alternative Fuels on the Road Right Now

Top 10 Alternative Fuels on the Road Right Now

You'd be surprised by how many alternative fuels there are on the road already. Read our list of the top 10 alternative fuels on the road right now. See more »

Do hybrid cars get power through kinetics?

Do hybrid cars get power through kinetics?

Do hybrid cars get power through kinetics? The short answer is "yes," but learn how a hybrid's brakes provide kinetic power for reuse. See more »

Can I power my car with AA batteries?

Can I power my car with AA batteries?

Can you really power a car with AA batteries? Read the story of one team's effort to beat a world record in a vehicle powered by AA batteries. See more »

How much does it cost to replace a hybrid battery?

How much does it cost to replace a hybrid battery?

Hybrid battery cost depends on the model plus several other factors. Find out how much it costs to replace a hybrid battery pack. See more »

Who designed and built the first hybrid car?

Who designed and built the first hybrid car?

The first hybrid car was built much earlier than you might expect. Read up on the history of the first hybrid car models in this article. See more »

Can I buy an electric car at Sam's Club?

Can I buy an electric car at Sam's Club?

Sam's Club, surprising, is offering several electric car promotions. See what it takes to get an electric car at Sam's Club. See more »

How Idle-stop Systems Work

How Idle-stop Systems Work

Idle-stop systems alleviate the fuel economy problems of sitting in traffic. Learn how idle-stop systems work and how common they are on new cars. See more »

How the Honda CR-Z Works

How the Honda CR-Z Works

The Honda CR-Z integrates hybrid technology with sleek design and more horsepower. Read about the development and specs of the Honda CR-Z. See more »