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

No more Volt, Rivian electric truck, hidden climate report: Today's Car News

No more Volt, Rivian electric truck, hidden climate report: Today's Car News

General Motors announced it would kill the Chevrolet Volt in mid-2019. Rivian revealed its good-looking electric truck. A new report details how much climate change will hurt the U.S. economy. And new solid-state batteries from China. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Following other...

November 26, 2018
 
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid  -  First Drive, Santa Barbara CA, Nov. 2019

Plug-in Subaru, Toyota hybrids, changes at the top: The Week in Reverse

Which electric automaker will get a new Chairman? What new model gets the highest gas mileage of any SUV without a plug? This is our look back at the Week In... read more November 24, 2018


 
Smokestacks pollution air quality

At climate talks, Trump team plans to promote coal

At climate talks scheduled for next month, where nations are expected to set up rules to follow to meet targets set out in the Paris Climate Accord in 2015, the Trump... read more November 23, 2018


 
Ubitricity electric-car charging cord

Gas stations OK, electric-car chargers too ugly?

Delays in rolling out new electric-car charging infrastructure may not just be about economics. Aesthetics may be holding back installations in some places too, according to... read more November 22, 2018


 
Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric delivery van in Germany

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Colorado cleans up, why not a Tesla Model 3 or plug-in: Today's Car News

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid gets better fuel economy than any other SUV without a plug. We take a look at the benefits of short-range plug-in hybrids. Our readers weigh in on... read more November 21, 2018


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Why haven't you bought a Tesla Model 3? Twitter poll results

The Model 3 is supposed to be the Tesla that will change the world: The first long-range electric car that is also sexy and—relatively—affordable. It won Green... read more November 21, 2018


 
Lime launches car-share service in Seattle

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, EPA chief, faster Tesla Superchargers, giving thanks: Today's Car News

We get our first drive in the extra-efficient 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. President Trump plans to make acting EPA head Andrew Wheeler official. Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans more... read more November 20, 2018


 

 
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