Did you know the world's first hybrid car was built in 1900?
The Lohner-Porsche, built in 1900, was the world's first hybrid car. Built by Dr Ferdinand Porsche, it ran on batteries and petrol. The Austrian also built the world's first front-wheel drive car. (Image source: Wikipedia) (Others)
In the modern age, Toyota is credit with popularising the hybrid or e-car. The Prius (above) is one of the top-selling hybrids in Japan and the US. While eco-conscious, it isn't really thought of as cool. That came later... (Others)
In photo: Tesla's Model S, which costs $72,700 or about Rs 47 lakh. Teslas have been expensive so far but they are looking at launching their Model 3 for $35,000 (still expensive at Rs 22.5 lakh) by the end of the year. (Others)