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

Shoppers willing to pay more for electric cars, survey finds

Shoppers willing to pay more for electric cars, survey finds

Electric and alternative-fuel cars aren't just for early-adopting geeks anymore. A new survey by InnovateMR about Americans' car-shopping practices found that two thirds would buy an alternative-fuel car even if it cost more. These days, the most prevalent alternative energy cars are electric. MUST...

February 14, 2019
 
Honda wind farm in Brazil

Polar vortex tests viability of renewable power

There's nothing like a good polar vortex to put the power system to the test—unless maybe it's a summer heat wave. Energy consulting firm Wood Mackenzie used the... read more February 13, 2019


 
Aurora Innovation self-driving car prototype

Toyota Corolla Hybrid, flow batteries, Greenlots, GM-Tesla pickup rumor: Today's Car News

The EPA released impressive fuel-economy estimates for the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. Indiana professors combine ethanol, and fuel-cell tech in affordable next-gen... read more February 12, 2019


 
2019 GMC Sierra

Rumor: GM electric pickup could come from Tesla

Last month, the president of General Motors' GMC truck division said the brand was considering building an electric pickup. Now, according to a CleanTechnica report, that... read more February 12, 2019


 
2018 Nissan Leaf with Greenlots fast charger by Dumpster at I-87 Modena travel plaza, Feb 2018

One-step Plug&Charge coming to Greenlots stations

No more RFID tags! A new "interoperability" standard is sweeping across the electric-car charging landscape in the U.S. After reaching the largest ChargePoint network last... read more February 12, 2019


 
Purdue University IFBattery flow battery runs electric and fuel-cell golf cart

Purdue scientists test flow battery for EVs, claim 300-mile range

According to scientists at Purdue University, the best way to charge electric car batteries may be to take them to a gas station, and have them serviced at an instant... read more February 12, 2019


 
Brown 2013 Tesla Model S60 listed on Autotrader, Aug 2018, for $37,975

Tesla charging, Honda batteries, California buses, Green New Deal: Today's Car News

As the first Tesla Model 3s land in European consumers' hands, reports show they may charge faster than those in the U.S. Honda signed a rare contract to procure electric-car... read more February 11, 2019


 

 
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