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

An Earth Day Twitter poll: When will it be socially unacceptable to drive a car with a tailpipe?

An Earth Day Twitter poll: When will it be socially unacceptable to drive a car with a tailpipe?

Every year, as Earth Day rolls around, we survey the automotive landscape looking for progress in the industry's efforts to reduce emissions and limit global warming. We've identified a lot of progress recently. More than a dozen new electric models are set to go on sale in the coming year, and...

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production

Future Chevrolet Bolt EV sibling could be called EUV

Last month, when General Motors announced a $300 million investment in the factory that builds the Chevy Bolt EV, it also left a mystery about what else it might build at the... read more April 19, 2019


 
Plug-n Drive Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre, North London, Ontario, Canada

Canadian non-profit offers purchase incentive for used EVs

Perhaps the quickest way to get more buyers into electric cars would be to make them cheaper. And now a Canadian non-profit aims to do that, by applying an incentive to the... read more April 19, 2019


 
Kia K3 at 2019 Shanghai auto show

Electric Honda HR-V and plug-in hybrid Kia Forte debut in Shanghai

The Shanghai auto show was full of new plug-in vehicles to meet that country's coming demand for electric cars. Two new plug-in models from mainstream automakers included the... read more April 19, 2019


 
Kia Habaniro Concept, 2019 New York International Auto Show

2019 Mazda CX-5 diesel, Mercedes-Benz EQC, more Karmas, more Nikolas: Today's Car News

After other automakers have walked away from diesels in the U.S., Mazda says it will add a long-awaited diesel to its CX-5 lineup. Mercedes-Benz showed off a new launch... read more April 18, 2019


 
Nikola Two

Nikola releases semi-trucks Two and Tre, maps out hydrogen network

At an event Tuesday night, Nikola, the truck company that has been promising new hydrogen fuel-cell trucks to compete with Tesla, announced two new semi-trucks: a long-nosed... read more April 18, 2019


 
Volvo connected car safety

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Nio ET Preview, Genesis electric: Today's Car News

At the 2019 New York International Auto Show, Toyota unveiled a new, more efficient Highlander Hybrid. Genesis unveiled a tiny electric coupe. In Shanghai, Chinese startup... read more April 17, 2019


 

 
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