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.


Tesla sales, Audi e-tron range, Ford Escape Hybrid, Toyota hybrid patents: The Week in Reverse

Tesla sales, Audi e-tron range, Ford Escape Hybrid, Toyota hybrid patents: The Week in Reverse

Which startup automaker got a big boost toward production this week? What automakers opened some of its patent library for free until 2030? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending April 5, 2019. This week Tesla announced its...

April 6, 2019
Lucid AIr

Lucid Motors gets real as Saudi funding comes through

Things just got real for Tesla competitor Lucid Motors. The company, which announced a $1 billion deal with the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund last September, confirmed... read more April 5, 2019

Nio Power

Tesla sales; Audi e-tron, Ford SUV range; pickup mpg; sporty Nio: Today's Car News

Tesla announced its production and delivery numbers so far for 2019—and they aren't very promising. Audi released long-awaited final range ratings for its upcoming... read more April 4, 2019

Ford crossover EV teaser photo

Ford electric SUV could meet 300-mile target, and then some

Ford has been teasing—even promising—a new Mustang inspired high-performance electric SUV, perhaps called Mach E or Mach 1, that it says will have a 300-mile... read more April 4, 2019

Teaser for Nio ET7 concept

Nio teases sleek ET7 coupe, to include next-generation power system

Nio, one of a handful of Chinese electric carmakers aiming to be Tesla competitors, just teased its next mass-market car, expected to debut at the Shanghai auto show later... read more April 4, 2019

Teaser for Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show

VW ID Roomzz, Toyota hybrid patents, more grid storage from hydro: Today's Car News

Toyota plans to open its hybrid patents through 2030. Volkswagen introduces the ID Roomzz for the Shanghai auto show. Pumped hydro could deliver more energy storage than... read more April 3, 2019

Volkswagen ID Buggy concept

Which classic VW kit would you like to see revived as an EV? Twitter poll results

Volkswagen is planning up to 70 new electric cars based on its upcoming affordability-focused mass-market MEB platform. But the company itself may not build them all. At the... read more April 3, 2019


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