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,, US News & World Report, AAA, and 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.


ChargePoint raises $240 million to expand charging-station network

ChargePoint raises $240 million to expand charging-station network

ChargePoint, the largest network of electric car charging stations, announced last Wednesday that it has raised $240 million to become even bigger. The investment comes at a pivotal moment after ChargePoint CEO Pasquale Romano in September announced an ambitious goal to build enough chargers to...

December 3, 2018
Tesla Model 3 all-wheel drive Performance rolls off a new assembly line in a temporary structure

Tesla (again) says buyers must order today for full tax credit

If you want to buy a Tesla and get the full tax credit, today is your last day to order for Tesla to guarantee delivery by December 31. With the tick-over of the new year... read more November 30, 2018

BMW Vision iNext concept

Tesla Autopilot milepost, Kia electric strategy, China's EV spying: Today's Car News

As the 2018 LA Auto Show winds down, we explore some questions that came out of it, starting with why Kia plans two electric models with the same long-range battery. Tesla... read more November 30, 2018

2014 Tesla Model S in China

In the red: Electric cars share location data and more with Chinese

In this post "1984" world, most consumers acquiesce to sharing their data with companies in return for better, quicker, more convenient, cheaper, or even free services. How... read more November 30, 2018

First 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car    [photo: Patrick Reid]

EV Drive coalition begins lobbying effort to save tax credit

Members of the lame-duck Congress all got letters on their desks Tuesday stating why the electric-car tax credit should be revised and extended. Along with a five-point fact... read more November 30, 2018

2017 Tesla Model S testing at Consumer Reports

Tesla drivers log 1 billion miles on Autopilot

Self-driving systems are like teenage drivers: They get better with practice. Tesla announced in a Tweet on Thursday that its cars logged 1 billion miles driving on... read more November 30, 2018

Audi e-tron GT concept

Kia Soul and Niro electrics, Mitsubishi Evo comeback, Audi e-tron GT: Today's Car News

At the LA Auto Show, Kia revealed two upcoming electric cars, the 2019 Niro EV and 2020 Soul EV. Mitsubishi recycled its rally-star Evo name for a new performance electric... read more November 29, 2018


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