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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VW could use US Ford factories to build its upcoming electric cars

VW could use US Ford factories to build its upcoming electric cars

In trade talks in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess revealed the automaker is talking with Ford about using its factories in the U.S., and possibly sharing its upcoming electric car platform the American automaker. The two automakers announced in June that they planned an...

December 5, 2018
 
2019 Chevrolet Volt

Tesla Model 3, long-range Nissan Leaf, cutting tax credits: Today's Car News

The Trump administration plans to end tax credits for plug-in cars. The EPA released official range and efficiency estimates for the Tesla Model 3 Mid Range. The long range... read more December 4, 2018


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 Mid Range goes an EPA-official 260 miles

EPA range ratings are funny things—they're never official until they're official. Tesla released its Model 3 Mid Range in early November, in an effort to offer a... read more December 4, 2018


 
2019 Chevrolet Volt

What will happen to GM's Voltec system now that the Chevy Volt has been discontinued?

GM's discontinuation of the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid—sorry, extended-range electric vehicle—technology last month came as a blow to many plug-in car fans. The... read more December 4, 2018


 
2017 Nissan Leaf showing battery pack (Source: Nissan)

Long-range Nissan Leaf missing from LA Auto Show

One key car was missing from the electric lineup at last month's LA auto show: the updated, long-range Nissan Leaf. Leaf fans have been eagerly anticipating the long-range... read more December 4, 2018


 
Trump Chief Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow

Trump administration plans to end electric-car tax credits

As tax credits begin to expire for some automakers and the electric-car industry begins to lobby to extend them, the Trump administration plans to end them altogether... read more December 4, 2018


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz

Electric tipping point, Mazda electric plans, climate doom, more chargers: Today's Car News

Today, we look at the tipping point for electric cars, which executives from VW and ChargePoint say is already here, and whether it has come soon enough to save the planet's... read more December 3, 2018


 

 
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