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.


What green-car developments are you grateful for this holiday season? Twitter poll results

What green-car developments are you grateful for this holiday season? Twitter poll results

If this Thanksgiving season proved anything, it is that our Twitter followers are a grateful group. In what often seemed a year of bad news for green cars, at least from the standpoint of U.S. domestic policy, we found several individual developments to be grateful for. Most notably, there was the...

November 29, 2018
Byton K-Byte concept

Byton reveals self-driving living-room on wheels, the K-Byte, in LA

Byton aims to reinvent the car by turning it into the next generation iPhone. Other automakers have talked about turning their center screen displays into iPhone-like... read more November 28, 2018

Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

VW Cargo Buzz, gas and diesel ban, plug-in hybrids: Today's Car News

VW reintroduces the I.D. Buzz cargo van at the LA Auto Show. British Columbia plans to ban gas and diesel engines. How the media may have popped plug-in hybrids' balloon. And... read more November 27, 2018

Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo concept

VW updates I.D. Cargo Buzz with solar for LA Show

Cargo vans look to be the next big opportunity for electrification, as they can save a lot of pollution with all the time and mileage the spend on the road. At the LA auto... read more November 27, 2018

Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

What electric car are you most excited to hear about from the LA auto show?

With the green-car oriented Los Angeles auto show ramping up into full swing today, it seemed a good day to ask our readers what models they're most excited to hear about... read more November 27, 2018

2014 Chevrolet Volt

Commentary: How the media may have punctured plug-in hybrids' balloon

Plug-in hybrids can offer most of the environmental benefits of long-range electric cars with less cost for giant batteries or range worries. So why don't they sell better?... read more November 27, 2018

Canadian reader K's new Tesla Model 3

British Columbia joins governments planning to ban gas and diesel cars

The Canadian province of British Columbia plans to ban sales of new gas and diesel cars by 2040, phasing in targets for electric car sales starting in 2025. The province... read more November 27, 2018


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