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.

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2022 Kia Niro EV
2022 Kia Niro EV

What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Kia Niro EV? What does it compare to? The 2022 Kia Niro EV is a roomy, affordable compact electric vehicle that offers a driving range well beyond 200 miles. The Niro EV most closely compares to other relatively affordable small EVs, such as the Nissan...Read More»

2021 Lucid Air
Lucid Air

The Lucid Air is a large battery electric luxury sedan from a new California-based automaker, Lucid Motors. The Air is built in Arizona and offers the longest driving range—up to 520 miles—of any production electric car. Performance for the Air, which offers dual-motor all-wheel drive...Read More»

2022 Lucid Air
2022 Lucid Air

What kind of car is the Lucid Air? What does it compare to? The Lucid Air is a performance-oriented electric luxury sedan, and the flagship model from California-based Lucid Motors. With some of the best range and efficiency ratings among electric cars, as well as supercar-challenging...Read More»

2022 Toyota Venza
Toyota Venza

The Toyota Venza is a hybrid compact crossover utility vehicle that's based on the RAV4 but with a smoother, softer approach than its boxier counterpart. With the Venza, Toyota revived an older name that once applied to a station wagon. The new Venza is less car-like and more upright, although its...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

What kind of car is the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5? What does it compare to? The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq is a four-door electric hatchback that’s being marketed as an electric SUV. It offers more than 300 miles of range in some versions and arrives to an increasingly competitive cohort...Read More»

2022 Nissan Leaf
2022 Nissan Leaf

What kind of car is the 2022 Nissan Leaf? What does it compare to? The 2022 Nissan Leaf is one of the most affordable fully electric new cars you can get—especially if you focus on the 149-mile Leaf versus the 215- to 226-mile Leaf Plus. The five-seat hatchback is a rival for the...Read More»

2021 Nissan Leaf SL Plus
Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is a five-door hatchback electric car. It was the first mass-market electric car to be sold in the United States and is now offered in standard Leaf and long-range Leaf Plus versions. For 2022, prices have been reduced across the Leaf lineup, partly to make room for the arrival of...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
2022 Hyundai Ioniq

What kind of car is the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq? What does it compare to? The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq is a five-seat hatchback that’s now offered as a hybrid or plug-in hybrid. It’s a direct rival to the Toyota Prius and Prius Prime, respectively, and it’s one of the...Read More»

2022 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid
Hyundai Ioniq

The Hyundai Ioniq is a compact hatchback that's efficiency-focused through and through. It has offered a choice among three electrified powertrains—although one of those has been cut from the lineup for 2022. The first, and most popular, hybrid hatchback debuted in 2017. A battery electric...Read More»

2022 Ford Explorer
2022 Ford Explorer

What kind of SUV is the 2022 Ford Explorer? What does it compare to? The Ford Explorer is built for busy families, and whether that means lots of space for outdoor gear, shopping bags, or extra friends and family, the Explorer has it covered. The three-row SUV is right smack in the...Read More»

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