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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Kia Niro EV drive, Tesla service, electric car ads: Today's Car News

Kia Niro EV drive, Tesla service, electric car ads: Today's Car News

Tesla plans to make service quicker, easier, and automatic. National Electric Vehicles Sweden bought a stake in Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg. And our latest Twitter poll asks for readers' opinions about electric-car ads. All this and more on Green Car Reports. In our first chance to drive the...

February 4, 2019
 
2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Tesla profits, GM doubles down on EVs, Mustang and 911 hybrids: The Week in Reverse

Which company showed a new hybrid system this week? What new retro-themed electric car does Volkswagen plan to build? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right... read more February 2, 2019


 
2020 Subaru Legacy teased ahead of 2019 Chicago Auto Show debut

Tesla squeeze, broadband charging, EV education, EPA science: Today's Car News

The British parent of Virgin Media plans to use Virgin's broadband wiring to build public electric-car charging stations. Electric-car charging info site Chargeway sets up... read more February 1, 2019


 
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler

EPA adds climate skeptic to science board

Science at the EPA has been a topic of much debate, and a lot of turmoil since President Trump took office. In that way, the addition of eight new members to the agency's... read more February 1, 2019


 
2017 Tesla Model 3

Commentary: Tesla races to outrun perfect storm from tax credit, production, cost hurdles

Tesla's earnings call on Wednesday showed the company making money—but struggling to keep doing so. Based Tesla's financial reports as well as its recent moves to... read more February 1, 2019


 
Ubitricity electric-car charging cord

Forget light poles, British firm to build chargers from cable boxes

The future of electric-car charging may be down in the trenches. At least British broadband provider Liberty Global hopes so. The company, which owns Virgin Media, plans to... read more February 1, 2019


 
2018 Tesla Model S and 2018 Tesla Model X

VW buggy, Porsche 911 Hybrid, Shell chargers, Tesla profits: Today's Car News

Tesla reported profits, and revealed new model lineups for its Model S and Model X—and another price cut. Volkswagen announced it will build a concept electric dune... read more January 31, 2019


 

 
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