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.


Chevrolet tax credits, Tesla delays, Nissan Leaf Plus range drive: The Week in Reverse

Chevrolet tax credits, Tesla delays, Nissan Leaf Plus range drive: The Week in Reverse

Which new electric car didn't give us any range surprises in a recent test drive? What new features have been enabled on some Teslas? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending March 29, 2019. After this weekend, electric cars from...

March 30, 2019
Smart ForEase concept, 2018 Paris auto show

Tesla Model 3 delays, Chevy Volt lessons, EPA emissions recalls: Today's Car News

We look back at 10 lessons learned over eight years of Chevrolet Volt production. Owners are reported delays in delivery of the Standard Range Tesla Model 3. The EPA plans to... read more March 28, 2019

Electric-car rally in Geiranger, Norway [Image: Norsk elbilforening via Flickr]

Global warming threatens global seed bank in Norway's Arctic

Politicians may argue over the academic merits of global warming theories. But the arguments are no longer just academic. A recent report by the Norwegian Center for Climate... read more March 28, 2019

Tesla Model 3 all-wheel drive Performance rolls off a new assembly line in a temporary structure

$35,000 Tesla Model 3 deliveries still delayed

Tesla finally introduced its long-promised $35,000 Model 3 earlier this month, but it still isn't delivering them according to numerous media and owner reports. In the call... read more March 28, 2019

Drive.AI self-driving car in Arlington, Texas

Record-high emissions, battery-life predictions, EV racing: Today's Car News

The promoter of racing's wackiest series wants to include EVs. A new report from the International Energy Agency shows greenhouse gas emissions set new records in 2018. And... read more March 27, 2019

Tesla Model Y

Which electric SUV would you buy? Twitter poll results

Our readers are nothing if not Tesla fans. After Tesla introduced its more-affordable SUV, the Model Y, earlier this month, we revisited the question of which electric SUV on... read more March 27, 2019

Lithium-ion battery cells

Researchers learn how to better predict battery degradation

Some electric-car owners go to great lengths to preserve the battery life in their electric cars. Others just plug them in every time they're finished driving and charge them... read more March 27, 2019


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