Hybrid Cars

Hybrid electric vehicles combine features of internal combustion engines (using gasoline, diesel, natural gas, ethanol or other fuel) and electric motors. Unlike 100 percent electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles do not need to be plugged into an external source of electricity to be recharged; most operate on gasoline.
Hybrid passenger cars arrived in the U.S. in model year 2000, following their introduction in Japan a few years earlier. First came the two-seat Honda Insight, followed by the Toyota Prius in model year 2001. They are now available in many makes and models.
Hybrid systems have also proved effective in buses and heavy trucks, including military vehicles, transit buses and many others. (Source: EPA, NREL / Photo: Flickr)

Despite the red-meat rhetoric, Texas benefits mightily from clean energy projects

Ford C-MAX Hybrid rated at 47 mpg

More clean cars equals more jobs

Toyota Prius: Latest status symbol for the wealthy?

Ford C-MAX Energi delivers best in class driving range

Everything you ever wanted to know about green cars: Infographic

Consumer Reports: Fuel efficiency matters to car buyers

Ferrari and Porsche offer $850,000 hybrid green machines

Should I buy an electric car?

65% of hybrid owners don't buy another hybrid

2012 New York Auto Show is under way

Free cars!