The Lexus CT 200h luxury hatchback offers a sleek and earth-friendly package.
The Honda CR-Z hybrid offers eco-panache.
Kia’s well-appointed Optima Hybrid.
Toyota’s comfortable Camry Hybrid.
Buick’s LaCrosse with eAssist uses mild-hybrid technology.
Volkswagen’s crossover Touareg Hybrid.
The new Ford Fusion Hybrid is expected to increase the vehicle’s mpg to about 47 in the city, 43 on the highway.
Here’s how a gas engine, batteries and an electric motor work together to power a hybrid car.
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is a great-looking midsize sedan.
The Toyota Prius and its Hybrid Synergy Drive have evolved over multiple generations.
Even if it’s not a speed demon, the sporty-looking Honda CR-Z is a blast to drive.
The Lexus RX 450h has become the most efficient SUV on the market at 30 mpg.
The Prius was first introduced in Japan in 1997.
The 2012 Prius V station wagon.
The Prius went on sale in the United States in 2000.
The second-generation Prius launched with the 2004 model.
The current, third-generation Prius model went on sale in 2009.
The newly released compact Prius C is just right for urban driving and has the highest city mpg rating (53 mpg) of any car without a plug.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS first wrote about hybrid cars back in 1979.
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