Hybrid Car Information

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 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?


Do all hybrid cars qualify for tax credits?

Once upon a time, an eco-friendly car buyer could go green and save money on taxes at the same time. You could still do that -- to an extent -- but the rules have changed.

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?

What percentage of air pollution is due to cars?

Motor vehicles emit several different pollutants, including particulate matter and volatile organic compounds. But just how much pollution do cars produce?

What are modular hybrids?

Imagine a day when you could go out to the garage and add more power to your vehicle in a matter of minutes. It could be possible with a modular hybrid. Never heard of one? This could be what's next with hybrid vehicles.

Is the resale value of hybrid vehicles higher?

That smell of a new car never seems to get old. But the car itself will. When it does and it's time to sell it, you may not get much for that old conventional vehicle. But will you do better with a hybrid?

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.

What are the different types of hybrid cars?

Though all hybrid vehicles reduce gas consumption and get great mileage, they don’t all have the same types of engine. Let's take a look at some of the different technologies that make hybrids run.

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.

How do hybrid car designs aid in fuel efficiency?

You probably know that a hybrid car uses both a gasoline engine and an electric motor. But greater complexity often translates into less efficiency. So how does this combination of power sources actually cut fuel use?

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.