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Types of Vehicles

There is a vast array of vehicles designed to utilize alternative fuels. Learn more about the current options and the concepts to come.
  1. Concept Vehicles (7)
  2. Diesel & Biodiesel Vehicles (6)
  3. Electric Vehicles (11)
  4. Flex-fuels (FFVs) (15)
  5. Hybrid Vehicles (31)
  6. Hydrogen Vehicles (8)

Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles for 2009
It's the one stop for all your 2009 hybrid car and alt fuel vehicle digital tire kicking: Check out the 2009 cars, trucks and SUVs in hybrid, biodiesel and diesel, electric, flex-fuel, propane and natural gas form.

2008 Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Hybrids at Philadelphia Auto Show
Check out the alt fuelers and hybrids at the 2008 Philadelphia Auto Show.

2008 Detroit - North American International Auto Show
Check out what's happening with the latest alt fuel vehicles and hybrids at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Hybrid Hub
Whether you're looking to bone up on hybrid basics and maintenance or looking for photos and test drives of the latest models, start here to find the answers.

Hybrid Vehicle FAQs
You've got questions about hybrids, we've got answers. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about hybrid vehicles--and their answers.

Before You Buy a Diesel or Biodiesel Vehicle
Find out what vehicles are available to utilize biodiesel, an alternative fuel.

A Look at DaimlerChrysler's Electric GEM
Take a look at the GEM electric car that is generating a lot of interest—while it isn’t for everyone, it is certainly filling a need for cleaner transportation around the world.

Before You Buy a Flex-fuel (E85) Vehicle
Check out a sampling of prices and mileage for the popular FFVs available.

Before You Buy a Hybrid Vehicle
Learn more about the specifications and pricing information on available hybrids.

Search the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Database
The search is on: Enter your fuel of choice, the make and model and find out exactly which alternative fuel vehicle is right for you.

Which Vehicles Use Biodiesel?
Learn what vehicles are best for using biodiesel, an alternative fuel made from vegetable oil.

Learn More About Electric Vehicles
Learn more about the types of electric vehicles that are available.

Which Vehicles Use Ethanol?
Learn which vehicles can use ethanol, an alternative fuel made from corn, grain or agricultural waste.

Learn More About Hydrogen Vehicles
Learn more about vehicles that can utilize hydrogen, an alternative fuel.

Which Vehicles Use Natural Gas?
Find out which vehicles can utilize natural gas, an alternative fuel.

Learn More About Propane Vehicles
Learn more about vehicles that can operate on propane, an alternative fuel.

Alternatives are Fueling Fleets and Niche Markets
Find out about the fleet applications and niche markets of alternative fuels.

What Do You Know About Alternative Fuel Vehicles?
See how your knowledge of vehicle technologies stacks up against these fact lists and quizzes.

2014 CIVIC Natural GasTest Drive
Combine a Honda Civic with the super clean efficiency of natural gas and you have a clean choice - by Larry E. Hall

Finally, a Hybrid Minivan,But Not From The Usual Suspects
Chryslers Town & Country minivan is going green in 2016 with a plug-in hybrid By Larry E. Hall

2014 Toyota Prius Family

2014 Lexus CT 200h F Sport Test Drive
If handling is an important ingredient for a sporty car, this is where the CT 200h F Sport becomes entertaining and the fun factor makes an appearance.

What The Heck Is A Compliance Car?
Compliance cars are designed and built specifically to comply with California regulations, and allow automakers to sell other vehicles in the state.

CNG Vehicles: Here We Go Again
CNG vehicles made a splash in the mid 1990s and quickly fell out of favor when gasoline prices plummeted. Will the recent surge have the same results?

Renewed Interest In CNG Vehicles, But Where Are The Cars?
While there’s plenty of pickups and vans available that use natural gas as a fuel, there are only two passenger cars, Honda’s Civic Natural Gas and the soon-to-arrive Chevrolet Impala.

2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid Test Drive
When it comes to handling, the 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid is more than competent, devoid of most vices and totally predicable. It corners well and the steering has good on-center feel.

More MPG Woes For Ford C-Max Plus, Other Hybrids And Fiestas
Ford bragged about the 2013 C-Max Hybrid’s fuel economy rating, then got mud in its eye when forced to lower the numbers. Now it’s happened again and the Blue Oval is covered in the gooey stuff.

2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Overview

List of Dead Hybrid Models Grows
Lagging sales have led Honda to stop production of the Insight, the hybrid car that started it all. It joins a rather long list of hybrid models that got the ax.

2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Overview
If price has kept you from plugging into the electric car bandwagon, say “Hi” to the i, Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV. Maximum federal and state incentives can lower the price to less than $13,000.

2015 Kia Soul EV Preview
Battery size is the key to electric driving range. Here, the Kia Soul EV has a small edge over the pack of small electrics, where 21 to 24 kW-hour battery packs are the norm.

All-Electric Ford F-150 Pickup Truck
Tyke-sized Power Wheels Electric Ford F-150 built for on- or off-sidewalk fun. Adventure seeking, rugged little boys and girls only.

European Electric Car Invasion
BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen are each bringing a battery-electric vehicle to the U.S. What does each have to offer?

2015 Lexus NX 300h Hybrid Preview
The 2015 Lexus NX 300h makes a big splash with head turning styling, a no-detail-overlooked interior and class leading fuel economy.

Dawn of The Fuel Cell Vehicle?
The 2015 Lexus NX 300h makes a big splash with head turning styling, a no-detail-overlooked interior and class leading fuel economy.

Top 5 2014 Hybrid Car Fuel Misers
If you are considering a new car purchase and want to keep some dollars in your wallet after filling up at the pump, here are the top 5 2014 hybrid car fuel misers.

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in Hybrid Preview
The 2015 Mercedes C-Class Plug-in Hybrid gives the looks and features of the prestigious S-Class for about half the price.

Fun Five — 5 Sporty Green Cars
Can a car be entertaining to drive and fuel efficient with a powertrain that emits few or no emissions? The answer is yes.

2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid: Another European Plug-in Hybrid
Porsche hasn’t released electric-only driving range, but expect somewhere around 13 to 18 miles for the 2015 Cayenne S E-Hybrid.

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