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.


Best deals on electric, plug-in, and hybrid cars for January 2019

Best deals on electric, plug-in, and hybrid cars for January 2019

The new year brings new deals, and our partners at have found deals on some new models that have never made our list before for the beginning of 2019. While the new year often isn't the very best time to find a great deal on a new car, winter weather keeps many buyers at home, which...

January 25, 2019
Roland Krueger

Vacuum-maker Dyson hires Infiniti exec to get serious about making cars

Dyson, famous for reinventing vacuum cleaners, looks to be getting serious about building electric cars. The company announced on Tuesday it has hired former Infiniti... read more January 24, 2019

Honda Urban EV Concept

Tesla and Mercedes batteries, less-affordable electrics, Twitter poll results: Today's Car News

Mercedes-Benz is investing in battery production in Poland. Volkswagen's chairman says small electric cars won't be as affordable for low-income consumers as internal... read more January 23, 2019

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

Would you buy an electric car from Cadillac? Twitter poll results

Last week, ahead of the Detroit auto show, General Motors announced that it would shift its electric-car focus from building relatively affordable Chevrolets to expensive... read more January 23, 2019

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

Mercedes-Benz moves to build battery supply chain in Europe

A key obstacle to getting more electric cars on the road at the moment may be building up a big enough supply of batteries to power them. So far, the only automaker with a... read more January 23, 2019

Tour of Tesla battery gigafactory for invited owners, Reno, Nevada, July 2016

Tesla may use new battery supplier for cars made in China factory

Tesla is reportedly exploring the idea of buying local batteries for its factory in China, from a supplier other than Panasonic. Panasonic has been Tesla's partner in... read more January 23, 2019

Uber-owned Jump electric bike-share

Dodge Challenger electric boost, Karma styling, limited autobahns: Today's Car News

Plug-in luxury-car maker Karma brought in a new design house to carry it into the future. Germany revealed a plan to impose a national speed limit on its famously unlimited... read more January 22, 2019


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