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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Can Electric Cars Survive Major Traffic Jams?

Can you imagine being stuck in traffic for 20 hours straight? In a snowstorm? Learn more about electric cars surviving major traffic jams.

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  • How Grants for Hybrid Cars Work
    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. See more »

  • How Hybrid Cars Work
    How Hybrid Cars Work

    How does a hybrid car improve your gas mileage? And more importantly, does it pollute less just because it gets better gas mileage? Learn how hybrids work, plus get tips on how to drive a hybrid car for maximum efficiency. See more »

  • How Hydraulic Hybrids Work
    How Hydraulic Hybrids Work

    Flying down the highway, a hydraulic hybrid isn't much different from a regular car. But in traffic, the vehicles can increase fuel economy 40 to 70 percent. How do they do it? See more »

  • How is owning a hybrid vehicle patriotic?
    How is owning a hybrid vehicle patriotic?

    Several energy experts have made headlines for suggesting that lessening U.S. dependence on foreign oil via the purchase of electric cars is the patriotic thing to do. That may be true, but what about hybrid cars? See more »

  • How the Aptera Hybrid Works
    How the Aptera Hybrid Works

    What if you could drive across the entire United States on just one tank of gas? The Aptera prototype aims for an astounding 330 miles per gallon (117 kilometers per liter). See more »

  • How the BMW X6 ActiveHybrid Works
    How the BMW X6 ActiveHybrid Works

    The BMW X6 ActiveHybrid concept is a vehicle that blurs the lines between SUV, hatchback and sports car. But how does the X6 ActiveHybrid achieve fuel economy and improved performance, too? See more »

  • How the Ford Escape Hybrid Works
    How the Ford Escape Hybrid Works

    What's so unique about the latest hybrid car on the market? For starters, it's an SUV. What's more, you'd never know it's a hybrid. Check out the engineering specs and features of the Ford Escape Hybrid. See more »

  • How the GM Sunraycer Worked
    How the GM Sunraycer Worked

    The Sunraycer was designed to compete in demanding cross-continent races where the only fuel allowed is provided by the sun. The design was extremely successful. But did GM capitalize on this success? See more »

  • How the Venturi Eclectic Works
    How the Venturi Eclectic Works

    The Venturi Eclectic runs on solar battery power, but its ability to run on electricity and wind power offers a glimpse into the future of eco-friendly vehicles. See more »

  • How the Venturi Fetish Works
    How the Venturi Fetish Works

    The Venturi Fetish is poised to become one of the few fully electric sports cars on the road today. Why is Venturi limiting production to 25 vehicles? See more »

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