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

Tesla revamps Model S and X lineups without battery size numbers

Tesla revamps Model S and X lineups without battery size numbers

As Tesla struggles to balance prices to maintain profitability in the face of lower tax credits for its cars, the company is simplifying its Model S and Model X lineups. After Tesla cut prices across the board to make up for a reduction in the federal tax credits and CEO Elon Musk announced earlier...

January 31, 2019
 
Stanley Robotics car parking robots

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus, GM EV investments, electric Ford F-150, coal power: Today's Car News

California documents show that higher-trim versions of the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus won't achieve the estimated 226-mile range. GM will double its investment in engineering new... read more January 30, 2019


 
Smokestacks pollution air quality

Don't worry about coal, electric cars are still cleaner

One of the easiest ways for electric-car drivers to get in an argument is discussing how much coal-fired electricity contributes to pollution. Now a new study by BNEF (a... read more January 30, 2019


 
Future Cadillac long-range electric large luxury utility vehicle (rendering), 2019 Detroit auto sho

Barra blogs again: GM plans to double EV, self-driving investments

Following a round of layoffs late last year, GM is planning to renew its focus on creating electric cars and autonomous vehicles. For the second time in four months, CEO Mary... read more January 30, 2019


 
2019 Ford F-150

How soon do you expect an electric Ford F-150 to arrive? Twitter poll results

We've called this year the year of the electric SUV, for the number of such vehicles expected to hit the streets in 2019. So far, though, the news seems recently seems to be... read more January 30, 2019


 
2019 Nissan Leaf

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus gets longer range in cheapest trim

New California regulatory compliance documents hint that lower trim levels of the upcoming 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus will be the ones with the longest range. To get the maximum... read more January 30, 2019


 
Porsche Taycan prototype

Porsche Taycan, Electrify America shutdown, Mazda plans: Today's Car News

Porsche plans to include three years of free DC fast charging from Electrify America with its new Taycan electric car. For now, it's a good thing the car isn't arriving too... read more January 29, 2019


 

 
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