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

What will happen now that the Chevy Volt has been discontinued? Twitter poll results

What will happen now that the Chevy Volt has been discontinued? Twitter poll results

When General Motors announced in November that it would stop production of the Chevrolet Volt, it was a shock to many green car fans' systems. The Volt was one of the first two modern electrically powered cars to go on sale in 2010, and is still the longest-range plug-in hybrid on the market. Its...

December 12, 2018
 
Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

Rivian off-road rally performance car could follow electric pickup, SUV

Rivian announced a new electric pickup and SUV at the LA Auto Show—but apparently the startup electric automaker is so full of ideas it couldn't resist teasing yet... read more December 11, 2018


 
Electrify America chargers at San Francisco Premium Outlets

Ghosn charged, more ultra-fast chargers, EPA rollbacks: Today's Car News

As world leaders gather at a climate conference in Poland, the U.S. EPA proposes new looser standards for coal plants. A VW executive says electric cars could spell the end... read more December 10, 2018


 
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Japanese prosecutors charge former Nissan chairman Ghosn, automaker itself

Japanese prosecutors charged former Nissan chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn on Monday with underreporting his income for eight years. He was arrested Nov. 19 and has been held... read more December 10, 2018


 
Electrify America DC fast chargers at San Francisco Premium Outlets, Livermore, California

Electrify America turns on first 350-kw fast charger in California

Electrify America installed its first 350-kilowatt fast chargers next to a Tesla Supercharging station at an outlet mall outside San Francisco last week. The two new 350-kw... read more December 10, 2018


 
Coal power plant in China

EPA rolls back emissions standards on coal plants

On Thursday, EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a new rule that will allow coal-fired power plants to emit more than 35 percent more global warming pollution... read more December 10, 2018


 
Volkswagen ID Crozz concept

Electric cars could spell end of front-wheel drive, VW exec says

First it was Tesla, now Volkswagen. Ever since British designer and engineer Alec Issigonis developed the original Mini Cooper for 1959, front-wheel-drive vehicles have been... read more December 10, 2018


 

 
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