The 2010 Fisker Karma proves that hybrid cars can be as exciting as they are efficient. Take a look at some other hot hybrid and electric vehicles for 2010, 2011 and beyond.
It's too difficult and expensive for solar panels to completely power hybrid cars, so they typically assist smaller systems like the air-conditioning unit. Fisker offers solar panels as an option on the Karma. See another solar-assisted hybrid on the next page.
The 2010 Toyota Prius builds off the wild success of the original model. People who purchase the 2010 Prius will even have a solar power option. Next we'll take a look inside the newest Prius.
The 2010 Prius has added several features, from increased engine power to an improved sound system and more. See Toyota's Supra sports hybrid next.
Will Toyota build a Supra for 2010? Toyota claims the concept vehicle boasts 400 horsepower, but there's no word yet on efficiency.
The interior of the Supra prototype is much more stylized than what you'll see at the dealership, but it's nice to dream. Take a look at the hybrid competition from Honda on the next page.
The 2010 Honda Insight will compete directly with the Toyota Prius. It couples a 1.3-liter 4-cylinder engine with an electric motor. What do the American automakers have in store?
In addition to its gas/electric design, the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid also features niceties like "Cross Traffic Alert," which detects traffic moving towards the car when it's in reverse. See another car based on the Fusion design next.
The 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid is is step up from the Ford Fusion, but not as luxurious as the cars on the next few pages. Continue on to see some serious luxury hybrids.
From Toyota's luxury division comes the new 2010 Lexus HS 250h. See the interior of this model on the next page.
2010 Lexus HS 250h will have a variety of plush interior features, like a lane-departure warning system to correct a drifting car. The next few pages show the luxury hybrids from European manufacturers.
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 hybrid is a greener version of Mercedes' flagship design. It will be one of the first retail hybrids to use lithium-ion batteries, which are lighter, more powerful and more expensive. Take a look under the hood on the next page.
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid uses a 7-speed transmission and should deliver a combined output of 295 horsepower. See the first hybrid offering from Porsche next.
2010 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid will be the company's first gas/electric vehicle. A similar system will be available for the forthcoming Panamera sedan as well. The next pages show some more exotic cars slated for 2011 and beyond.
Chevrolet bills the 2011 Volt as an "extended-range electric vehicle." It can run for 40 miles on electric power, and only uses gasoline when the 40-mile range is exceeded. See the inside of the Volt on the next page.
The Chevrolet Volt has an interior to match its sleek external design. Next is a tiny little pure-electric from Mitsubishi.
The 2012 Mitsubishi i MiEV could be the first zero-emissions vehicle available for retail sale. The driving range should be between 80-100 miles, and it will top out around 80 mph. See the MiEV's compact power supply next.
The 2012 Mitsubishi i MiEV uses a 63 horsepower electric motor powered by a 330-volt lithium-ion battery pack. If that's not enough power for you, check out the next model from Tesla Motors.
The 2012 Tesla Model S is a midsize luxury car that also claims a 0-60 acceleration in under 5 seconds. And since it's pure electric, there are no emissions. For another exotic hybrid, check out the Aptera.
Is a 330 mpg car really possible? That's the goal for Aptera Motors. Imagine driving across the United States on one tank of gas. Read more about How the Aptera Hybrid Works.