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.


US has world's second highest electric-car population

US has world's second highest electric-car population

The race is on to see which countries can sell the most electric cars in an effort to reduce global warming. As with many things counted in raw numbers, China is far ahead, with 1.28 million electric cars on the road. As with most things Chinese, however, the population numbers—of people or...

January 29, 2019
Mystery Ford Mustang teaser

Ford Mustang Hybrid: Oughta have a V-8?

In an era of spreading electric cars and more stringent fuel-economy and emissions standards, some muscle cars are losing their signature V-8 engines. The Ford Mustang... read more January 28, 2019

Mulan wind farm [CREDIT: Global Climate Budget 2018]

Blowing away dirty energy: Wind to pass hydro as top renewable in 2019

For electric-car drivers looking to emit less pollution as the drive, 2019 could be a banner year. The U.S. electric grid has been getting gradually greener as utilities... read more January 28, 2019

Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

Electric pickups, Byton tech, battery business, EV affordability: The Week in Reverse

Which company is looking for new battery suppliers outside the U.S.? What upcoming electric car is not designed to drive but to ride in? This is our look back at the Week In... read more January 26, 2019

Porsche Taycan prototype

GMC electric pickup, Silverado mileage, best deals, EPA enforcement: Today's Car News

What our corner of the world seems to be waiting for is electric pickups. We check out the best deals on hybrid, plug-in, and electric cars for this month. And a new report... read more January 25, 2019

Smokestacks pollution air quality

EPA enforcement efforts slide 85 percent under Trump administration

Not only do polluters have lower standards to meet under the Trump administration, they may not really have to meet those standards at all. That's the conclusion of a new... read more January 25, 2019

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Chevy Silverado mpg: Turbo-4 lower than V-8 in gas mileage test

Until all cars can become electric, it makes sense to support making internal-combustion passenger cars as fuel-efficient as possible. It makes even more sense for popular... read more January 25, 2019


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