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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 Hybrid System Indicators Work

If you don't drive a hybrid car, you may not know the purpose of a hybrid system indicator. Not only do they monitor the car's vital operating systems, but they help drivers become more efficient, too.


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 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 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 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 Prius Works

How the Toyota Prius Works

The Toyota Prius is one of the most popular hybrids available. Learn all about the Toyota Prius at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Top Selling Hybrid Cars

10 Top Selling Hybrid Cars

Are you interested in learning about the top 10 selling hybrid cars? Check out HowStuffWorks to learn more about top 10 selling hybrid cars. See more »