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Hybrid Technology

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.


How the Toyota Hybrid X Works

When it debuted at the Geneva Auto Show in 2007, many people thought Toyota's Hybrid X concept car would be the next-generation Prius. We know better now, but what does the future hold for Hybrid X? See more »

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

Theft is senseless, right? Well, if that's the case, then why would someone want to steal the hybrid badge from your car? The answer (or should we say, answers?) may surprise you. See more »

Top 10 Alternative Fuels on the Road Right Now

When it comes to alternative fuels for cars and trucks, you may think you already know all the options. But do you think you can you list 10 alternative fuels already in use? We can. See more »

Do hybrid cars get power through kinetics?

Hybrid cars are fuel-efficient -- there's no doubt about that. However, is it true that hybrid car manufacturers have found a way to make use of kinetic energy that's normally wasted? See more »

Can I power my car with AA batteries?

With very few exceptions, cars have always required batteries. Hybrid and electric cars use high-powered (and often expensive) battery packs, but could you power your car with ordinary AA batteries? See more »

How much does it cost to replace a hybrid battery?

Replacing the battery pack on your hybrid can easily set you back $2,500 or more. However, the prices for these components are changing as quickly as the hybrid car industry itself. See more »

Who designed and built the first hybrid car?

The strangest thing about the invention of the first hybrid car isn't who built it (a German engineer named Porsche), but when he built it -- at the turn of the 20th century. See more »

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

If you're a member of Sam's Club, then you already know the great deals a membership can provide for you and your family or business. But can you really buy an electric car through Sam's Club, too? See more »

How Idle-stop Systems Work

Did you know your car is operating at its lowest possible fuel efficiency when you're in stop-and-go traffic or if you're at a standstill and the engine continues to run at idle speed? See more »

How the Honda CR-Z Works

Honda's taking a new approach to hybrid car design with its latest concept -- the CR-Z. But what makes the CR-Z so different from every other hybrid car currently on the road? See more »