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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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 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


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

Sales of electric cars keep soaring and the technology just keeps getting better. So how do electric cars work and just how green are they?

By Cherise Threewitt

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