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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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Can Electric Car Batteries Be Recycled?

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.


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 »

How Electric Car Charging Networks Work

Electric car charging networks are operational in several parts of the world. However, they're mainly for demonstration only, at this point. When might a charging network be available in your neighborhood? See more »

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 »

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

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 »

Honda Insight Image Gallery

Check out the Honda Insight Hybrid Car image gallery create by HowStuffworks. See more »

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 »

Future Hybrid Car Pictures

Future hybrid car pictures show you what's coming to the showroom, and what's still a pipe dream. Take a look at hybrid cars of the future. See more »

How Electric Car Labs Work

The furor over the effects of climate change has placed a spotlight on eco-friendly automotive technology. Automakers depend on electric car labs to bring that technology to the masses. See more »

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 »