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.


What is the Lotus Safe and Sound system?

For some, the quiet operation of a hybrid car is a pleasant experience. For others, like pedestrians, a silent car can actually spell danger. Is the Lotus Safe and Sound system the answer?

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 Exhaust Heat Recovery and Recirculation Works

In this increasingly green world, automakers are looking for ways to increase product efficiency. Their focus might surprise you: The exhaust pipe.

5 Ways Hybrid Battery Packs are Being Improved

Some potential hybrid car buyers never actually buy a hybrid because they feel the batteries are too costly to replace or have a somewhat short life. So, what's being done to improve the technology?

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.

How much voltage does a hybrid car produce?

Hybrid vehicles are eco-friendly because they use less gasoline and produce fewer emissions. However, their reliance on electrical power raises some safety concerns for drivers.

How the Toyota CS&S Works

Introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2003, the Toyota CS&S concept car is a mix of real-world technology and futuristic gadgetry. Find out what makes the CS&S an out of the ordinary concept car.

How the Venturi Astrolab Works

The Astrolab is Venturi's latest energy-autonomous automobile. This sporty lightweight literally gets a charge out of the sun, thanks to the photovoltaic cells covering its surface.

How the Toyota A-BAT Hybrid Truck Works

When you think of a hybrid vehicle, chances are, it's not a pickup truck. You're not alone. But that just may change with the introduction of the A-BAT, a compact hybrid pickup truck from Toyota.

How the Ford Fusion Hybrid Works

The 2010 Ford Fusion may have the outward appearance of a typical Ford sedan; however, underneath its shiny skin is a high-tech, fuel-sipping, gas electric hybrid drivetrain that's sure to impress.