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How do hybrids utilize eco-plastics?

How do hybrids utilize eco-plastics?

How do hybrids utilize eco-plastics? Find out how hybrids utilize eco-plastics at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are hybrids manufactured in a green way?

Are hybrids manufactured in a green way?

Are hybrids manufactured in a green way? Find out if hybrids are manufactured in a green way at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can you assemble your own car?

Can you assemble your own car?

Car assembling can be done on your own, but there are many factors to consider for such a big project. Learn about car assembling from the pros. See more »

What's new in synthetic oil technology?

What's new in synthetic oil technology?

Synthetic oil technology has evolved rapidly in recent years, so what's around the corner? Learn the future of synthetic oil technology in this article. See more »

Is it possible to assemble a car with glue?

Is it possible to assemble a car with glue?

You might be surprised to learn that automakers are using car glue to bond parts together on modern vehicles. Find out the advantages of using car glue. See more »

How Hypercars Work

How Hypercars Work

Hypercars use advanced materials and alternative fuel systems to dramatically increase fuel efficiency. Find out if a hypercar may be in your future. See more »

Top 10 Everyday Car Technologies That Came From Racing

Top 10 Everyday Car Technologies That Came From Racing

Do you think you know 10 everyday car technologies that came from racing? Read this article to learn 10 everyday car technologies that came from racing. See more »

What is the DARPA Urban Challenge?

What is the DARPA Urban Challenge?

What is the DARPA Urban Challenge? Learn about the DARPA Urban Challenge and find out why we might want driverless cars in the first place. See more »

What are tiny leaning cars?

What are tiny leaning cars?

Tiny leaning cars are enclosed like your average car but operate more like motorcycles. Learn more about these unique tiny leaning cars of the future. See more »

How light will cars be in the future?

How light will cars be in the future?

Ultralight cars are built on the idea that a lighter car requires less fuel. Learn more about ultralight cars and their ultralight materials. See more »