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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Porsche Taycan testing, Ford electric SUV: Today's Car News

Porsche Taycan testing, Ford electric SUV: Today's Car News

New spy shots reveal quite a bit about the new Porsche Taycan. And on an abbreviated holiday schedule today, we run down what we know about Ford's upcoming 300-mile SUV. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Spy photographers caught a Porsche Taycan undergoing winter testing with a bare minimum...

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2016

Commentary: Toyota Corolla Hybrid ad brags about not plugging in

In Toyota's latest ad for its new Corolla Hybrid in Britain, it's 2002 all over again. The ad shows the new Corolla Hybrid (in non-U.S. hatchback form) bypassing all kinds of... read more February 15, 2019


 
2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Best deals on hybrid, plug-in, and electric cars for February 2019

Presidents' Day Weekend typically brings deals in car showrooms. And this month is no exception. As electric-car fans wait for a slew of new models to hit the market this... read more February 15, 2019


 
Tesla Dog Mode

Dogs are cool, especially in Teslas with new Dog Mode

Judging from recent news reports, it's all too easy to focus on the limitations on electric cars—range, recharge speeds, and most recently, their cold weather... read more February 15, 2019


 
1965 Fiat 500 at New York Museum of Modern Art

VW auto shows, EV shoppers will pay more, Chrysler fines: Today's Car News

As Volkswagen and other automakers dial back from auto shows, in the U.S. it sees them as a way to explain electric cars to shoppers. A new survey reveals that most car... read more February 14, 2019


 
 2019 Ram 1500 North Edition

Mileage or money? Fiat Chrysler pays for missing fuel economy targets

It turns out there's more than one way for automakers to meet fuel-economy targets. One is to develop and sell more fuel-efficient cars and trucks. The other—as... read more February 14, 2019


 
Carpool lanes I-5, Seattle, Washington [Credit: SounderBruce-Wikimedia Commons]

Bill could add Washington state to roster of California EV adoptees

Just as the Trump administration is attacking California's right to require electric cars to be sold in the state, California may be gaining support elsewhere. A new bill... read more February 14, 2019


 

 
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