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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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5 Hybrid Car Buying Tips

5 Hybrid Car Buying Tips

Hybrid car buying tips can ensure that you get the right hybrid car for you. Visit HowStuffWorks to find these 5 hybrid car buying tips. See more »

Are hybrid cars more expensive to insure?

Are hybrid cars more expensive to insure?

Are hybrid cars more expensive to insure? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn if hybrid cars are more expensive to insure. See more »

How Electric Car Charging Networks Work

How Electric Car Charging Networks Work

Electric car charging networks already exist in some countries. Read about electric car charging networks and when they might fully arrive. See more »

How the BMW X6 ActiveHybrid Works

How the BMW X6 ActiveHybrid Works

The BMW X6 ActiveHybrid concept blurs the line between SUV, hatchback and sports car. Read about the BMW X6 ActiveHybrid car. See more »

5 Reasons Not to Buy a Hybrid

5 Reasons Not to Buy a Hybrid

Are there good reasons to not buy a hybrid? Actually, yes. Read our list of reasons not to buy a hybrid to see what your biggest car-buying priorities are. See more »

5 Reasons to Buy a Hybrid

5 Reasons to Buy a Hybrid

There are many reasons to buy a hybrid car. Find out the top 5 reasons to buy a hybrid car at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Honda Insight Image Gallery

Honda Insight Image Gallery

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

5 Luxury Hybrids

5 Luxury Hybrids

Luxury hybrids let people be a little "greener" behind the wheel. Read our list of the top 5 luxury hybrids. See more »

Name the Price: Hybrid Cars

Name the Price: Hybrid Cars

Hybrid cars come at a variety of price points. Find out how much you can expect to pay with the Name the Price: Hybrid Cars Quiz. See more »

The Ultimate Toyota Prius Challenge

The Ultimate Toyota Prius Challenge

The Toyota Prius is the best-selling hybrid car. Test your Prius knowledge with the Ultimate Prius Quiz. See more »