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

2021 Toyota Sienna
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»

2021 Volkswagen ID.4
Volkswagen ID.4

The Volkswagen ID.4 is a fully electric crossover SUV that doesn’t share sheet metal, design cues, or even an interface with other VW vehicles. It’s the first U.S.-bound model to be built on Volkswagen’s modular platform, called MEB, intended for a wide range of affordable EVs...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen ID.4
2021 Volkswagen ID.4

What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4? What does it compare to? The 2021 VW ID.4 is a fully electric compact crossover with space for up to five and a range of up to 250 miles. The ID.4 compares to the Tesla Model Y and Ford Mustang Mach-E, but it’s priced lower to...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid: Compare Hybrid Crossover SUVs

Pickups aside, the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V are the two top-selling vehicles in the U.S. And they’re both offered in high-mpg hybrid versions. The CR-V and RAV4 flaunt the compact-crossover goodness—laid out in cargo-friendly layouts, easy seating heights, and all-wheel...Read More»

2021 Toyota Mirai
Toyota Mirai

The Toyota Mirai is a hydrogen-powered, five-seat sedan sold only specific markets within California and Hawaii. The Mirai is offered in very limited numbers, according to the limitations of the required hydrogen infrastructure. "Mirai" means "future," although it's unclear if there's much of a...Read More»

2021 Toyota Mirai
2021 Toyota Mirai

What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Toyota Mirai? What does it compare to? The 2021 Toyota Mirai is a hydrogen fuel-cell sedan, with space for up to five, plus a newfound emphasis on a luxurious ride and balanced handling. It goes up to 402 miles on a tank of hydrogen. The Mirai is only...Read More»

2021 Jaguar I-Pace
2021 Jaguar I-Pace

What kind of vehicle is the 2021 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»

2021 Tesla Model 3
2021 Tesla Model 3

What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Tesla Model 3? What does it compare to? The 2021 Model 3 is a fully electric compact sedan, with a touchscreen interface that highlights a simplified, austere interior, while over-the-air updates regularly roll out new features and refinements. The Model...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 is a compact sedan from the California-based all-electric automaker. It's the fourth vehicle from Tesla, following the Model S, Model X, and a limited-production Roadster that launched the company. With the Model 3, Tesla has a relatively affordable electric sedan to that's at the...Read More»

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