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.

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How soon do you expect an electric Ford F-150 to arrive? Take our Twitter Poll

How soon do you expect an electric Ford F-150 to arrive? Take our Twitter Poll

Last week, at a conference following the Detroit auto show, a Ford executive confirmed that the company is working on building an all-electric Ford F-Series truck. "We're going to be electrifying the F-Series—battery electric and hybrid," said the company's VP for marketing and sales, Jim...

January 22, 2019
 
2017 Karma Revero

Pininfarina's Italian design may be good Karma for plug-in carmaker

Fisker, the luxury plug-in hybrid car company that went bankrupt in 2013, was founded by a car designer. Henrik Fisker, the brand's namesake was a designer at BMW before... read more January 22, 2019


 
Byton M-Byte concept

More about Byton, tamer BMW electrics, Toyota batteries, more chargers: Today's Car News

BMW says it plans to make its electric cars look more mainstream to move beyond sales to early adopters. Toyota and Panasonic could be teaming up to produce electric-car... read more January 21, 2019


 
BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW plans to tone down styling of its electric cars

To stand out, or not to stand out. That is the question many electric automakers are asking as electric cars transition from being something new and different to being just... read more January 21, 2019


 
Chevy Bolt EV fast-charging at EVgo station before trip across Maryland    [image: Brian Ro]

If you can charge them, they will come; Maryland plans 5,000 EV chargers

Maryland plans to deploy a new tool in the race to get automakers to sell more electric cars in states outside California: The state plans to install 5,000 electric-car... read more January 21, 2019


 
Canadian reader K's new Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 owns the EV market, outsells all other plug-ins combined in the fourth quarter race

Last year, Tesla changed the game for plug-in and electric-car sales as it ramped up production of its relatively affordable Model 3 to almost 5,000 cars a week. As we noted... read more January 20, 2019


 
Cadillac electric crossover SUV based on GM BEV3 modular platform

Tesla layoffs, US-built VW electric car, an electrified Detroit: The Week in Reverse

Which Chinese automaker showed an electric minivan in Detroit? What upcoming SUV will underpin a new "elegant" electric from Lincoln? This is our look back at the Week In... read more January 19, 2019


 

 
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