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

Global warming emissions hit record level in 2018, IEA reports

Global warming emissions hit record level in 2018, IEA reports

The International Energy Agency reported on Tuesday that global warming emissions reached a record level in 2018, despite efforts in the U.S., Europe, and China to reduce emissions with more sales of electric cars and cleaner power. Greenhouse gas emissions increased faster in 2018 than during any...

March 27, 2019
 
2020 Volvo XC90

Volvo to boost plug-in hybrid production to 25 percent of fleet

While other automakers are moving away from plug-in hybrids to electric powertrains, Volvo is finding unexpected success with its lineup of plug-in hybrids. At a recent... read more March 26, 2019


 
Teaser for Canoo concepts

Tesla service, Faraday Future lifeline, EV sales, Canoo: Today's Car News

In an effort to speed up wait times at its service centers, Tesla is eliminating regular annual service visits for its cars. Canada is planning on launching its first... read more March 25, 2019


 
Faraday Future FF91 prototype

Faraday Future gets new money from gaming company to build in China, and the US

The shame of Faraday Future's financial struggles is that it has what looks to be a viable new electric car, not just on paper, but ready to roll on the road—in... read more March 25, 2019


 
Tesla Model 3 bought [Photo by reader AH]

Canada plans its first nationwide EV tax credit

Just as President Trump is threatening to eliminate the plug-in vehicle tax credit in the U.S. through his latest budget proposal, Canada is planning to implement its first... read more March 25, 2019


 
2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance

Tesla eliminates annual service, keeps some periodic maintenance

Electric cars are supposed to be more reliable than internal combustion models. Certainly, they have a lot fewer moving parts and need a lot less lubrication. Yet Tesla, like... read more March 25, 2019


 
Bugatti Baby II

Bugatti Baby, meet the baby Bugatti electric

Like other marquee luxury brands, Bugatti is dipping its toes into the electric waters, reviving one of its classic models, but with a twist. To celebrate the storied brand's... read more March 24, 2019


 

 
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