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

Ford develops software to target most effective places for public chargers

Ford develops software to target most effective places for public chargers

More electric cars need more electric chargers—especially in and around cities. Most charging may be done at home but to give drivers confidence to go where they want, or for city-dwellers to effectively drive electric cars, convenient public charging will be key. Now, Ford says it has...

April 10, 2019
 
Teaser for 2020 Karma Revero debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show

Ford Explorer plug-in, Karma Revero, German emissions collusion: Today's Car News

European prosecutors charged German automakers Volkswagen, Daimler, and BMW with collusion over emissions shortfalls. Fiat Chrysler will pay Tesla hundreds of millions of... read more April 8, 2019


 
Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit in Europe

Fiat Chrysler to pay Tesla hundreds of millions for emissions credits

Chrysler and Tesla aren't known for having much in common. Tesla builds nothing but pure electric cars, with no tailpipes. Chrysler was the first among American car companies... read more April 8, 2019


 
Redesigned Karma Revero teaser

Karma Revero gets more power, BMW 3-cylinder

The Karma Revero is getting a long-needed update later this year, and the company has just revealed a few details. You'll recall that the Revero is the continuation of the... read more April 8, 2019


 
2019 Ford Explorer Plug-In Hybrid

Ford Explorer Plug-In Hybrid released for Europe

Ford made big news with its new Escape Hybrid and plug-in hybrid last Tuesday, but they weren't the only new plug-in SUVs the company announced. In the same announcement in... read more April 8, 2019


 
Exhaust emissions from tailpipe [photo: Simone Ramella, 2005, used under Creative Commons 2.0]

German prosecutors find collusion between automakers over diesel emissions

The Mueller report may not show collusion between Russia and President Trump's campaign, but European anti-trust regulators say they have found collusion among German... read more April 8, 2019


 
Fred and Jenny Hooper's 2018 Tesla Model X camping with R-Pod trailer in Sanford, Florida

Towing a camper with a Tesla Model X: Thank Elon for Superchargers!

Towing a camper with an electric SUV may be the ultimate test of any fast-charger network. And, for one couple at least, Tesla has passed. “We were like pioneers in a... read more April 7, 2019


 

 
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