Bengt Halvorson, Senior Editor

Bengt is the Editor of Green Car Reports and is Internet Brands Automotive Group’s Senior Editor specializing in green vehicle coverage. He has been reporting on cars and the auto industry for more than 20 years, and efficiency concerns, policy, and electric-car enthusiasm from Portland for nearly as long. Bengt has written for many news, technology, and lifestyle outlets, consulted on powertrain tech, tracked collector-car prices, led panels about electric vehicles, and won awards for his coverage of consumer affairs. He holds degrees in Applied Physics and Philosophy from the University of Michigan and was, earlier in his career, a writer at the UK publication Autocar and an editor at Automobile Magazine. Bengt was most recently the environmental editor for Car and Driver, where he helped to nudge the gearhead/enthusiast publication toward greater EV awareness. Prior to that he was a part of this group’s predecessor, High Gear Media (and also of Green Car Reports’ inception). Bengt also serves as a juror for the North American Car and Truck of the Year accolades.

Articles

Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata is a mid-size sedan that has been completely redesigned for 2020. With the Sonata, Hyundai has a rival for vehicles such as the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, and Kia K5. MORE: Read our 2022 Hyundai Sonata review Compared to the outgoing version, the latest Sonata has...Read More»

2022 Toyota Prius Nightshade
2022 Toyota Prius

What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Toyota Prius? What does it compare to? The 2022 Toyota Prius is a paragon of fuel-efficient driving. Although Toyota has for most of this green-car icon’s two decades positioned the Prius as the greenest, most technology-advanced vehicle in the...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Trax
Chevrolet Trax

The Chevrolet Trax is for all intents and purposes a tall hatchback—or a short wagon—with available all-wheel drive. However in the car-shopping language of the day, you might hear it called a crossover. The Trax was originally part of an expansion of Chevy's utility-vehicle lineup in...Read More»

2022 Jaguar I-Pace
Jaguar I-Pace

The Jaguar I-Pace is the British luxury automaker’s first all-electric vehicle and the first to challenge Tesla for luxury EV money. The I-Pace went on sale in 2018. In the U.S., it costs more than $70,000 to start, before federal tax credits and any applicable state incentives are applied...Read More»

2022 Jaguar I-Pace
2022 Jaguar I-Pace

What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Jaguar I-Pace? What does it compare to? The Jaguar I-Pace was the first long-range, fully electric vehicle to arrive from a traditional luxury brand. It compares closest to the Tesla Model Y. With performance potentially rivaling Tesla, mated with...Read More»

2022 Subaru Impreza
Subaru Impreza

The Subaru Impreza is a compact sedan or hatchback with standard all-wheel drive. While it doesn't sell in the volumes of its rivals, it has steadily gained popularity over recent years as Subaru has fitted it with the most popular features among budget-minded compact buyers. MORE: Read our 2022...Read More»

2022 Honda Insight
2022 Honda Insight

What kind of car is the 2022 Honda Insight? What does it compare to? The 2022 Honda Insight hybrid sedan hits the sort of sweet spot we’ve come to expect from Honda in its most refined versions of the Civic sedan—only with EPA combined ratings of up to 52 mpg, it’s far...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime SE
2021 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime: Compare Crossover SUVs

Many plug-in hybrids don’t offer enough driving range for the typical American commute. Two exceptions to that rule are the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime and 2021 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid. Neither of these models stray far from a formula that has made the compact crossover the most popular vehicle...Read More»

2021 Toyota Sienna XSE
2021 Toyota Sienna

What kind of car is the 2021 Toyota Sienna? What does it compare to? The Sienna is a passenger-oriented minivan, with seating for 7 or 8. A hybrid powertrain on all models in the lineup assures EPA ratings of up to 36 mpg, and equipment spans from sensible and durable in base LE and XLE...Read More»

2021 Mazda CX-30
2021 Mazda CX-30

What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Mazda CX-30? What does it compare to? The 2021 Mazda CX-30 is just one digit away from the CX-3, but it’s a completely different vehicle. As a compact crossover, the CX-30 offers an unexpectedly ample amount of space in a compact-car footprint, and...Read More»

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