Eric C. Evarts

Eric Evarts has been bringing topical insight to readers on energy, the environment, technology, transportation, business, and consumer affairs for 25 years. He has spent most of that time in bustling newsrooms at The Christian Science Monitor and Consumer Reports, but his articles have appeared widely at outlets such as the journal Nature Outlook, cars.com, US News & World Report, AAA, and TheWirecutter.com and Alternet. He can tell readers how to get the best deal and avoid buying a lemon, whether it’s a used car or a bad mortgage. Along the way, he has driven more than 1,500 new cars of all types, but the most interesting ones are those that promise to reduce national dependence on oil, and those that improve the environment. Well, OK, compared to some old jalopy they might replace.

Articles

Opinion: Tesla's CEO needs help, but will he take it?

Opinion: Tesla's CEO needs help, but will he take it?

Just as Tesla is beginning to straighten out manufacturing problems with its Model 3, the executive suite seems in the midst of a nuclear meltdown. In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times on Thursday, CEO Elon Musk admitted to being spread thin, having the most difficult and painful...

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2018 Toyota Mirai

Commentary: Electric-car and fuel-cell advocates should agree...to agree

Here at Green Car Reports we hear—even attract—a lot of controversy when we report on fuel-cell vehicles. Many our readers argue vociferously that the only green... read more 12 hours ago


 
Teaser for Pininfarina PF0 electric hypercar debuting at 2019 Geneva auto show

Best deals on green cars, Tesla scrutiny, Swiss stop diesels, EPA pushback: Today's Car News

The SEC issues subpoenas to Tesla over CEO Elon Musk's plan to take the company private. Switzerland halts registrations of some diesels from Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. New... read more August 16, 2018


 
Gas pump

EPA staff disputed fuel-economy freeze would save lives

What's $132 billion between regulators? Such is the breadth of the discrepancy between the estimates of what the government's final proposal to roll back fuel-economy... read more August 16, 2018


 
Tesla factory, Fremont, California

Tesla privatization bid, quality control face increasing scrutiny

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is facing mounting pressure from regulators and critics since his tweet last week to take the company private and the fallout that has followed. The Wall... read more August 16, 2018


 
2019 Chevrolet Equinox

Best deals on hybrid, plug-in and electric cars for August 2018

This month, green-car buyers can find some screaming deals. These aren't just local programs or restricted to California buyers, either. As always, our list of deals comes... read more August 16, 2018


 
Teaser for Infiniti Prototype 10 concept debuting on August 23, 2018

Chevy Bolt EV road trip, GM patents, charger disruptions, resources report: Today's Car News

GM files patents for three new active aerodynamic aids. A reader's family finds enough charging outlets to make a 2,000-mile road trip in a Chevy Bolt EV. Our readers report... read more August 15, 2018


 

 
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