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Electric Car Design Brings New Possibilities

Lots of the electric cars that'll soon be rolling through production lines and out on to the roads may not look much different from gasoline-powered cars from the outside, but there are a variety of design considerations that can really bring new possibilities to the way that cars are designed. Learn more about electric car designs.

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  • 5 Hybrid Car Buying Tips

    5 Hybrid Car Buying Tips

    Hybrid cars have arrived, with more models hitting the market each year. But not all hybrids are the same, and knowing which one best fits your needs will help you make an educated purchase. See more »

  • 5 Luxury Hybrids

    5 Luxury Hybrids

    A lot of motorists are looking for ways to be a little "greener" behind the wheel, and hybrid cars seem to be the answer for many. But why not do it with a little style, right? See more »

  • 5 Reasons Not to Buy a Hybrid

    5 Reasons Not to Buy a Hybrid

    If you're looking for a new car or truck, there's a chance you're considering a hybrid. Well, before you sign any paperwork, take a look at these reasons why you may not want to do that. See more »

  • 5 Reasons to Buy a Hybrid

    5 Reasons to Buy a Hybrid

    So, you say you're in the market for a hybrid car? Or maybe you're on the fence about making a hybrid car purchase? Well, we can think of several reasons that you may want to complete the deal. See more »

  • 5 Tired Excuses for Waiting to Buy a Hybrid Car

    5 Tired Excuses for Waiting to Buy a Hybrid Car

    There are a whole lot of misconceptions out there about hybrid cars and maybe some of them are keeping you from seriously considering one. Here are five common -- and, we must admit -- tired excuses for waiting to buy a hybrid. See more »

  • Are hybrid car maintenance costs higher?

    Are hybrid car maintenance costs higher?

    Does it cost more to maintain a hybrid car than a conventional gasoline-fueled car? Not really, but you could run into big trouble if your hybrid breaks down without a warranty. See more »

  • Are hybrid cars more expensive to insure?

    Are hybrid cars more expensive to insure?

    You may save money on gas by driving a hybrid, but buying one isn't cheap. Is the insurance for these vehicles also pricey? See more »

  • Are some hybrids just greenwashed?

    Are some hybrids just greenwashed?

    With consumers hungering for fuel-efficient hybrids, carmakers are pumping up their models' green reputations -- sometimes to the point of greenwashing. Could the greenest thing about your hybrid be its color? See more »

  • Car Smarts: Electric Cars

    Car Smarts: Electric Cars

    They may look similar from the outside. But there are many significant under-the-hood differences between an electric-powered car and a car that makes use of an internal combustion engine. How much do you know about electric cars? See more »

  • Car Smarts: Hybrid Cars

    Car Smarts: Hybrid Cars

    With the constantly fluctuating price of gasoline, more people are looking into hybrid cars. But it's a good idea to know what you're getting into before purchasing one. Take the hybrid car quiz and see how much you know about them. See more »

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