Hybrid Car Information

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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You may save money on gas by driving a hybrid, but buying one isn't cheap. Is the insurance for these vehicles also pricey?

By Clint Pumphrey

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?

By Christopher Lampton

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?

By Patrick E. George


If you're looking for a new car or truck, there's a chance you're considering a hybrid. Before you sign any paperwork, take a look at why you may not want to.

By Patrick E. George & Kristen Hall-Geisler

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.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

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?

By Josh Briggs

The Venturi Fetish is poised to become one of the few fully electric sports cars on the road today. Why is Venturi limiting production to 25 vehicles?

By Christopher Lampton


The Venturi Eclectic runs on solar battery power, but its ability to run on electricity and wind power offers a glimpse into the future of eco-friendly vehicles.

By Akweli Parker

Most people know gasoline-powered hybrid cars provide fantastic fuel economy. When you consider that the newest diesel engines are cleaner, more powerful and reliable, wouldn't it be great if an automaker built a diesel hybrid?

By Patrick E. George

With consumers hungering for fuel-efficient hybrids, carmakers are pumping up their models' green reputations -- sometimes to the point of greenwashing. Could the greenest thing about your hybrid be its color?

By Jamie Page Deaton

Don't be fooled: Even all-electric cars have a carbon footprint. How do they pollute? And how close are we to developing one that's truly a friend to the environment?

By Josh Clark


From current popular models to concept cars, our electric car image gallery features an assortment of zero-emission electric cars. Check out some of the coolest-looking, eco-friendly electric cars here.

Hybrid cars have evolved from a new eco-friendly technology to near mainstream status. Take a look at a wide variety of hybrid cars and see what makes them so special. Check out hybrid car image gallery.

Flying down the highway, a hydraulic hybrid isn't much different from a regular car. But in traffic, the vehicles can increase fuel economy 40 to 70 percent. How do they do it?

By Jamie Page Deaton

What if you could drive across the entire United States on just one tank of gas? The Aptera prototype aims for an astounding 330 miles per gallon (117 kilometers per liter).

By John Fuller


What's so unique about the latest hybrid car on the market? For starters, it's an SUV. What's more, you'd never know it's a hybrid. Check out the engineering specs and features of the Ford Escape Hybrid.

By Ed Grabianowski

Electric vehicles, especially EVs powered by fuel cells, are a compelling alternative to gasoline-powered cars. Find out how today's electric cars work to get you where you're going without gasoline.

By Marshall Brain

How does a hybrid car improve your gas mileage? And more importantly, does it pollute less just because it gets better gas mileage? Learn how hybrids work, plus get tips on how to drive a hybrid car for maximum efficiency.

By Karim Nice & Julia Layton