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.

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Tesla cutbacks, Norway EVs, Hyundai filters, Hawaii beaches: Today's Car News

Tesla cutbacks, Norway EVs, Hyundai filters, Hawaii beaches: Today's Car News

Electric cars have become "normal" in Norway. Hyundai aims to keep particulates out of the cabin. Hawaii fights climate change with a sea wall. And CEO Elon Musk takes another razor blade to Tesla expenses. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Oil-rich Norway has become famous for how many of...

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Volkswagen ID Buzz Concept

Volkswagen says EV batteries to last "the life of the car"

In an announcement last month, Volkswagen joined Nissan and Tesla as the only automakers to explicitly warranty not just the batteries in its cars but specifically how much... read more May 16, 2019


 
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886

Mercedes-Benz lays out plan for carbon-neutral future

Mercedes-Benz's CEO-apparent Ola Källenius laid out a plan Monday, just after the Norway launch of its EQC electric SUV, that outlines the development of an entire... read more May 16, 2019


 
Polestar 2

Volvo announces battery suppliers for upcoming EV lineup, including Polestar

Volvo, one of the first automakers to announce it would add electric power to its whole lineup, on Wednesday took the unusual step of formally announcing who will supply the... read more May 16, 2019


 
2020 Honda E prototype

"Honda e" becomes official name of Urban EV, more hybrids to come

Honda last week confirmed a new name for the Urban EV concept that it has showed twice at European auto shows recently. The car will be dubbed the Honda e when it goes on... read more May 16, 2019


 
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC 400  -  first drive  -  Norway, May 2019

Mercedes-Benz EQC, VW's battery factory, Hyundai's electric sports car: Today's Car News

We're among the first to drive the Mercedes-Benz EQC. Volkswagen plans to invest $1.1 billion in a new battery factory in Germany. Hyundai and Kia invest $80 million in... read more May 15, 2019


 
EVgo charging station in Union City, California with resused BMW i3 battery backup

How should EV owners pay for road maintenance? Take our Twitter poll

States around the US are imposing new fees on electric-car owners to make them contribute to state highway maintenance funds. Some can be quite onerous, such as the $1,000... read more May 15, 2019


 

 
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