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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 the Toyota Prius Works

The 2010 Toyota Prius is the third generation of the model that has practically become synonymous with the term hybrid car. But what makes this design so popular among hybrid car buyers?


What is the Lotus Safe and Sound system?

 What is the Lotus Safe and Sound system?

The Lotus Safe and Sound System imitates the sound of a gasoline engine to protect pedestrians. Learn how the Lotus Save and Sound System works. See more »

How Instant MPG Readout Works

 How Instant MPG Readout Works

Instant MPG readouts tell you how much gas mileage you're getting at a particular moment. Learn how instant MPG readouts work and how you can use them. See more »

How Exhaust Heat Recovery and Recirculation Works

 How Exhaust Heat Recovery and Recirculation Works

Exhaust heat recovery and recirculation technologies are made to maximize the efficiency of a vehicle's exhaust. Read about exhaust heat recovery on HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Ways Hybrid Battery Packs are Being Improved

 5 Ways Hybrid Battery Packs are Being Improved

Could hybrid battery pack improvements hasten the popularity of eco-friendly cars? Read our list of 5 recent hybrid battery pack improvements for details. See more »

How Hybrid System Indicators Work

 How Hybrid System Indicators Work

Hybrid system indicators monitor more than just speed and fuel consumption. Learn how hybrid system indicators help drivers stay green. See more »

How much voltage does a hybrid car produce?

 How much voltage does a hybrid car produce?

How dangerous is hybrid car voltage? Learn how battery packs and high voltage sticks work and what hybrid car voltage can do in an accident. See more »

How the Toyota CS&S Works

 How the Toyota CS&S Works

The Toyota CS&S is a hybrid sports car concept vehicle. Read about the Toyota CS&S in this article. See more »

How the Venturi Astrolab Works

 How the Venturi Astrolab Works

The Venturi Astrolab is a sporty, energy-autonomous concept vehicle. Read about the Venturi Astrolab and learn how it harnesses solar energy. See more »

How the Toyota A-BAT Hybrid Truck Works

 How the Toyota A-BAT Hybrid Truck Works

Toyota's A-BAT hybrid truck is a compact truck with an electric motor and gasoline engine. Get details on the A-BAT design and production schedule. See more »

How the Ford Fusion Hybrid Works

 How the Ford Fusion Hybrid Works

The Ford Fusion Hybrid is one of the most popular hybrids available. Learn all about the Ford Fusion Hybrid at HowStuffWorks. See more »