Is this 1896 horseless carriage the world's very first hybrid car?

Is this 1896 horseless carriage the world's very first hybrid car?

The Toyota Prius may have started the era of modern hybrid cars when it debuted in Japan in 1997, but it was far from the first hybrid vehicle. Ferdinand Porsche actually designed a handful of hybrid and electric cars with Vienna-based carriage builder Jacob Lohner and Company, starting in 1898... read more

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1979 Oldsmobile 98 diesel coupe en route to SwSW 2013 as Modus Operandi company car

Diesel Road Trip: Agency Rocks SxSW With 1979 Oldsmobile Coupe

Nothing like a lime green 34-year-old diesel car to wake you up the morning after you spring forward, is there? Two weeks ago, we wrote about the near-pristine 54,000-mile... read more March 11, 2013 by 6

1979 Oldsmobile 98 Diesel, San Diego, offered on Craigslist, Feb 2013

Diesel History For Sale: 1979 Oldsmobile 98 Coupe, 54K Miles

Fans of diesel-engined cars really, really love their vehicles, and we have a lot of them on this site. So we're hoping that some Southern California diesel car fanatic will... read more February 26, 2013 by 14

1959 Pioneer electric car prototype, with Nic-L-Silver Battery president Geroge Lippincott at wheel

Vanished 1950s Electric Car: Pioneer By Nic-L-Silver Battery Co.

George Lippincott was the founder and president of Nic-L-Silver Battery Company, Santa Ana, California, which made a popular line of American car batteries in the 1950s... read more April 13, 2012 by 15

1914 Detroit Electric car, owned by GE scientist Charles Steinmetz, Schenectady, NY, June 2011

1914 Detroit Electric: Pretty Spry For A Century Old (Video)

For decades, old electric cars--those built from the 1890s to 1930 or so, when the last remnants of the industry died out--were nothing more than oddities. Tall, imposing... read more June 20, 2011 by 2

1947 Tama Electric Car

(VIDEO): Ancestral Electric Cars: What Came Before the 2011 Leaf?

We all know about the latest electric cars to come from the likes of Ford, General Motors and Nissan. But while they may be the latest they are certainly not the first. In... read more March 22, 2011 by 3


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