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Hybrid Cars

Hybrid cars are powered by combined fuel technologies. Learn how the Tesla Roadster or the Ford Escape hybrid technologies work and see what tax credits hybrid owners receive.

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How Grants for Hybrid Cars Work

The U.S. government is investing billions of dollars in an effort to allow American industries to develop more hybrid and electric vehicles. But car companies aren't the only ones to benefit.


Is an all-electric car a bad investment?

Are all-electric cars a smart investment of resources for automakers -- and the governments that sometimes subsidize them? See more »

12 Myths About Electric Vehicles

I'd really like to take credit for the information below, but the truth of the matter is it comes from my friends at Plug In America. Learn more about the 12 myths about electric vehicles. See more »

For about as long as cars have been around, the thing to say when a powerful car rolls by has been: "How much horsepower are you running?" Learn more about AC Motors. See more »

So you've done everything you can think of: You've checked your tire pressure, carpooled, telecommuted -- maybe you even bought a hybrid. Learn more about how electric cars run cheaper. See more »

Cars are dangerous machines. They kill more than 30,000 people per year in the United States alone. Learn more about electric cars safety issues. See more »

Happily, the answer is yes -- the batteries that power electric cars (and hybrids, for that matter) can be recycled. Learn more about recycling electric car batteries. See more »

It's tough to get a new business off the ground. Learn more about the challenges facing the electric car industry. See more »

Most people know by now what an electric car is. It's a car that runs on a battery-powered electric motor. Learn more about the difference between electric cars and hydrogen fuel cell cars. See more »

Just like a gasoline-powered internal combustion engine, an electric car's motor generates power that drives the wheels to put things in motion. Learn more about how horsepower figures into electric cars. See more »

Coming soon to a garage near you: Electric vehicles! Big-name auto makers like Nissan, Ford, and Mitsubishi are scheduled for major EV releases in the next year or so, while small car makers are busy building small electric vehicles for short trips around the neighborhood. Learn more about how long it takes to charge an electric car. See more »