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

Tesla Model 3 vs. Nissan Leaf, VW diesels, electric off-roaders: Today's Car News

Tesla Model 3 vs. Nissan Leaf, VW diesels, electric off-roaders: Today's Car News

Tesla is starting to have some competition. We lay out the pluses and minuses of the new base Tesla Model 3 against the new longer-range Nissan Leaf Plus. One of the biggest makers of recreational vehicles looks poised for more electric ones thanks to a new deal. And despite Volkswagen's big plans...

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2019 Tesla Model 3 and 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus

Tesla Model 3 Standard Range vs. Nissan Leaf Plus: What you get for your money

Until recently, there have been electric cars, and then there have been Teslas. Quite a few automakers were scrambling to build electric cars to meet increasing demand from... read more 4 hours ago


 
Teaser for Porsche Taycan debuting in September 2019

Amazon charges Kias, Chevy Bolt mountain range, UN climate report: Today's Car News

A second automaker has signed on to Amazon's Home Services charger installation program. We took a Chevrolet Bolt EV to the top of the Continental Divide to see how its range... read more March 19, 2019


 
Tesla Model Y

Which electric SUV would you buy? Take our Twitter poll

The Tesla Model Y will be the first model from the company to launch into a sea of electric competitors. Mainstream automakers, from Audi, BMW and Jaguar to Hyundai and Kia... read more March 19, 2019


 
Smokestacks [CREDIT: Global Climate Budget 2018]

UN global climate report restores hope, lays out roadmap

A new UN report on global climate change isn't quite as dire as one it issued last October. That special report on warming of 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius)... read more March 19, 2019


 
Tesla pickup truck teased by Elon Musk on Twitter

2020 Tesla Model Y competitors, no more Mid Range Model 3, new Fisker SUV: Today's Car News

Today, we run down all the current and near-term competitors to the upcoming Tesla Model Y, and look at everything we know about the car to this point. In the meantime, Tesla... read more March 18, 2019


 
2017 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 Mid Range disappears from automaker's lineup

The Tesla Model 3 Mid Range didn't last long. Tesla quietly dropped the middle trim level over the weekend, which had offered buyers 264 miles of range. The company... read more March 18, 2019


 

 
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