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2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Ride-Along
Watch this video showing a ride-along in a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid on HowStuffWorks. During the Alternative Fuels & Vehicle Expo in Anaheim, Calif., the video crew with PodTech Networks had a chance to ride along in the new 2008 Ford Escape hybrid. This v
American Chopper: An OCC First
For the first time in Orange County Choppers' history, Rick, Mike and Skeeter begin the complicated fabrication that a REVERSE trike (two wheels in front, one in back) requires.
American Chopper: OCC Beck's Hybrids Aftershow 1
Senior, Mike, Rick and Jason share the challenges of building the first reverse trike in OCC's history, including having to custom-fabricate everything -- like, EVERYTHING.
American Chopper: OCC Beck's Hybrids Aftershow 2
Find out how Jason made corn supercool and whether the OCC crew would ever build another reverse trike. Plus, Rick Petko reveals how long his commute is (which might explain all those cop pictures he takes).
Better Alternative Fuel Than Corn
Watch this video from the University of Florida showing a new alternative fuel that grows five times faster than corn, the most common alternative fuel. The jatropha curcas plant has oils that can be made into bio-diesel.
Building the Hybrid Silicon Laser
This video shows how the Hybrid Silicon Laser is integrated into a microchip.
Chevy Volt, The Electric Car
Watch this PodTech video to see an interview with Chelsea Sexton, one of the stars of "Who Killed the Electric Car" and "Plug-In America". Ironically she discusses the one of the hottest electric hybrid vehicles, the Chevy Volt.
Cool New Fuel Technologies
Watch this video discussing the next generation fuel technologies such as biodiesel, hydrogen fuel cells, e85. In the future we will likely be running our cars on all of these technologies, but see which will have the biggest impact more immediately.
Earth Day 2009: Tony Posawatz on the Chevy Volt
Tony Posawatz, the Chevy Volt vehicle line director, at an "Eco Road Show" on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. explained some of the challenges communities face preparing for electric vehicles.
Earth: Yellow Taxi Cabs Go Green
In this video, Kasey-Dee Gardner rides along to find out how hybrid taxi cabs are changing the roadways. Check out this clip to learn more about the new wave of taxi cabs hitting the roads.
Eco-Friendly Products for Your Home with Brad Staggs
From the rising popularity of hybrid cars to the organic foods movement to all-natural cosmetics, almost everyone has jumped on the "reduce, reuse and recycle" bandwagon. And now that "go green" vibe has moved onto the home. Brad Staggs, host of the Talk
Energy Policy: Cazalot's Plan
Clarence P. Cazalot, C.E.O. of Marathon Oil Corp., discusses the importance of conservation, alternative fuels, and technology. Learn more about alternative fuels in this video.
Energy Policy: Creating Cleaner Fuels
Clarence P. Cazalot, C.E.O. of Marathon Oil Corp., explains some of the reasons the behind the oil industry's move to create clean, economically friendly fuels. Learn more about alternative fuels in this video.
Energy Policy: Shell's Alternative Energies
John Hofmeister, President of Shell Oil Corp., outlines his company's commitment to developing alternative energies. Learn more about alternative fuels in this video.
Energy Policy: Technological Innovation
John Hofmeister, President of Shell Oil Corp., discusses the role of technology in producing alternative fuels. Learn more about alternative fuels in this video.
Energy Policy: The Need for Diversity
Clarence P. Cazalot, C.E.O. of Marathon Oil Corp., speaks about the need to diversify America's energy resources. Learn more about alternative fuels in this video.
Enviro Taxies
One entrepreneur in Arlington, VA recently opened an environmentally friendly cab company, allowing him to make a living and help the environment at the same time.
Fast and Furious About Fuel Economy
Watch this Medialink video showing the latest cars that are fast and furious about fuel economy. More mainstream car makers like GM and Audi are now making high-powered hybrid "supercars" that are high on horsepower and fuel efficiency.
Future Car: Air Car
Science fiction novelist Jules Verne predicted that one day cars would run on air. Inventor Guy Negre just so happens to share his birthday and guess what he's invented. Watch the air car in action on Discovery Channel's "Future Car."
Future Car: Gasoline Inefficiency and Alternative Fuels
Most people don't realize just how much energy is lost when traditional gasoline is used. With corn made ethanol fuel, the oil sheiks of tomorrow just might be the farmers of today. Learn more on Discovery Channel's "Future Car."
Future Car: Hydrogen Cars
Hydrogen will be the fuel of the future and will bridge the gap between renewable energy sources and transportation. Learn more about hydrogen fuel on Discovery Channel's "Future Car."
Future Car: Hydrogen Pumps
The Norwegians are way ahead of the game when it comes to hydrogen fuel. Norsk Hydro, a company based in Norway, already is setting up hydrogen stations for their incredible new hydrogen cars. Learn more on Discovery Channel's "Future Car."
Future Car: Hydrogen Tanks
On Discovery Channel's "Future Car," learn about the advantages and disadvantages of hydrogen powered cars. Also, learn about Hydro, a company in Norway that is able to produce hydrogen inexpensively by getting it from water.
Future Car: Recycled Fuels
Learn how old car parts are being recycled into fuel on Discovery Channel's "Future Car."
Future Car: Reinventing the Truck
On Discovery Channel's "Future Car," Luigi Colani shows off his superior big rig design that will finally make the blocky transports sleek and aerodynamic.
Future Car: Solar Cars
On Discovery Channel's "Future Car," learn about the latest technology surrounding solar powered cars and the commercial possibilities of this technology.
G Word: Electric Race Car
Watch as David Newsom test drives the X1 Prototype, the electric car of the future, in this video from Planet Green's "G-Word" series.
Google.org RechargeIT: Plug-in Hybrids
Featuring Jim Woolsey, Chelsea Sexton, Larry Brilliant and others, this video describes plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and vehicle to grid (V2G) as part of Google.org's RechargeIT project.
Honda Civic Hybrid Ride-Along
Watch this video about the Honda Civic Hybrid on HowStuffWorks. During the Alternative Fuels & Vehicle Conference, the PodTech Networks video crew rode in the Honda Civic hybrid with Barry Carr from Honda's Alternative Fuel Vehicle platform program. See h
How Solar Cars Work
Solar cells use sunlight to produce electricity. But can they really generate enough energy to power a car? Find out in this HowStuffWorks video.
How the Chevrolet Volt Was Made
Electric vehicles are a compelling alternative to gasoline-powered cars. Learn what materials were used to make the Chevrolet Volt in this HowStuffWorks video.
How the Chevrolet Volt Works
Electric vehicles are a compelling alternative to gasoline-powered cars. Find out about Chevrolet's latest electric concept car in this HowStuffWorks video.
How the Mazda Hybrid Works
Learn about Mazda hybrid car technology. Watch this video from HowStuffWorks recorded on site at the 2006 Chicago Auto Show.
HowStuffWorks Show: Episode 3: Poplar Hybrid Tree
Some special poplar hybrid trees can grow almost twice as fast as a regular tree. Watch how this crossbreeding is done on Discovery Channel's "HowStuffWorks" show.
HowStuffWorks Show: Episode 3: Timber Super Tree
In order to keep up with the demands for timber, scientists are developing a new breed of super tree. Visit a modern timber plantation on the "HowStuffWorks" show on Discovery Channel.
Invention Nation: Super Hybrid
Meet the hybrid car that gets more than 100 miles to the gallon. Learn more about hybrid cars in this video.
Kapow Superhero Science: Mobile Laser Beam
Scientists are working on a Mobile Laser Beam Humvee which is expected to hit the battle field around 2013. Learn more about this vehicle on The Science Channel's "Kapow! Superhero Science."
LA Auto Show 2006: Going Green and Concept Cars
Discovery Turbo takes you inside the Los Angeles Auto Show 2006 and explores the world of alternative fuel and new concept cars.
LA Auto Show 2006: The Ford Escape Hybrid
Los Angeles Auto Show 2006 looks at Ford's solution for our love/hate relationship with the SUV.
Lexus GS450h, First Hybrid Luxury Car
We had the opportunity to discover the world's first hybrid luxury car in the biggest Toyota showroom in Japan. We also were able to test this first gas/electric engineered Lexus afterwards. This GS450h (h for hybrid) is based on the high-end GS350 model
Mean Green Machines: Hybrid Helicopter
In this video from Planet Green's "Mean Green Machines," an experienced pilot attempts to cut power at 500 feet.
Meet GM Next
Watch this video from Medialink and GM introducing GM automotive marketing theme called "GM Next". This video shows you some of the cars on the horizon and the people in charge of bringing them to market.
Meet the Chevy Tahoe Hybrid SUV
Watch this video from PodTech showing why the L.A. Auto Show awarded the Chevy Tahoe Hybrid SUV with the honor of being the "Green Car of the Year". See how hybrid cars work.
Meet the Smart EV
Do you know who makes the "smartest" car in the world. Daimler Chrysler thinks they do. Watch this video to see Pitt Moos, Product Manager for the Smart EV, a prototype electric vehicle developed by Daimler. Video courtesy of PodTech.
No Gas - No Problem for New UC Davis Hybrid SUV
Watch this video about hybrid SUV on HowStuffWorks. UC Davis engineering students designed a car that allows people to drive up to 45 miles on electricity alone - no gasoline required. See how electric cars and hybrid cars works in this video from UC Davi
Oddities: Alligator Boy
An Obscura customer brings in a curious object: a conjoined alligator boy. But is it the real deal?
Oddities: Taxidermy Request
A new customer enters Obscura in search of a huge, magnificent piece of taxidermy to become the centerpiece of a jewelry store in Soho.
Oddities: The Horaffe
Mike unveils the largest piece of hybrid taxidermy the store has ever created. Will his customer be satisfied despite the hefty price tag?
Old Garage Works on New Hybrids
Watch this video about a car repair shop called Pat's Garage that has been working on hybrids since the early 1990s. Pat Cadam is owner of Pat's Garage, and his mechanics work primarily on hybrids like the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight. See how to fix hy
Ride Along in a Ford Escape Hybrid
Watch this PodTech video featuring a ride-along in a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid. Hybrid cars offer the best fuel economy of any car on the market, but until now hybrids were small and lacked horsepower. See how the Ford Escape Hybrid changes this.
Ride Along in a Honda Civic Hybrid
Watch this PodTech video showing a ride-along in the Honda Civic Hybrid. Barry Carr from Honda's Alternative Fuel Vehicle Platform Program provides all the details about hybrids and how the Honda Civic Hybrid stacks up.
Street Customs: Customizing a Prius
On the Discovery Turbo show "Street Customs", the West Coast Customs crew puts the finishing touches on a custom car, a Toyota Prius.
The Hybrid Experience
Learn about the Hybrid Experience with an in-depth look into Hybrid Technology in this video from WebRidesTV.com. For more in-depth auto explanations, visit <a href="http://www.webridestv.com/showvideo.aspx?video=11202">WebRidesTV.com</a>.
Toyota Prius: Biodegradable Plastics Advertisement
Aside from being delicious, corn, potatoes, sugarcane and yams can all be used to produce biodegradable plastics. Join the crew of MythBusters as they break down the science behind the biodegradable plastics used in the Toyota Prius.
Toyota Prius: Solar Panel Advertisement
The Toyota Prius is chock-full of technological innovations, and they don't stop at the hybrid engine. Join the crew of MythBusters as they take a closer look at Toyota's solar-powered ventilation system