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

2020 Ford Explorer
2020 Ford Explorer

The 2020 Ford Explorer represents more than a mere evolution of the Explorer’s family-meets-outdoors template; with the first major redesign given to this mainstream, mid-size family SUV in nine model years, it follows a completely different game plan. What’s different? Just...Read More»

2020 Lincoln Corsair first drive
Lincoln Corsair

The Lincoln Corsair is a compact crossover utility vehicle that replaces the Lincoln MKC for 2020. As a compact vehicle, the Corsair plots a course against the likes of the Acura RDX, Audi Q5, Cadillac XT4, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, Volvo XC60, and others. As with the Mercedes and Volvo rivals, the...Read More»

2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring
Lincoln Aviator

The Lincoln Aviator is a new three-row crossover SUV that returns in 2019 for the 2020 model year. Previously sold from 2003 to 2005, the Aviator nameplate now applies to a new vehicle based on a new rear-drive platform, again shared with the upcoming Ford Explorer. READ our 2020 Lincoln Aviator...Read More»

2019 Audi E-Tron - Best Car To Buy 2020
Audi E-Tron

The Audi E-Tron is a fully electric SUV, and the first all-electric Audi model. In the current market of electric vehicles, the E-Tron stands as a counterpoint to the Tesla Model X. While the Tesla aimed to be different in so many ways, the E-Tron looks and feels like it was designed to fit right...Read More»

2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
2020 Honda Clarity

The Honda Clarity lineup consists of three different versions—plug-in hybrid, electric, and fuel-cell—that are so different that they might as well have been separate models. What each of these cars have in common is that they’re niche models that stand out from other...Read More»

2020 Toyota Mirai
2020 Toyota Mirai

Fuel-cell vehicles like the 2020 Toyota Mirai use the lightest and most abundant element in the universe essentially as a clean fuel for producing electricity at the vehicle—by harnessing a reaction with air. While that sounds like nirvana, the Mirai isn’t free of emissions...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Sonata
2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is a 54-mpg green-tech highway machine

If you drive a lot on the highway and think mileage really matters, yet you’re still not ready to turn in your gas card for a charging-network app, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid might prove the perfect choice when it arrives in a few months. With the Sonata Hybrid’s debut at the 2020...Read More»

2019 Audi E-tron  -  first drive report  -  Calirornia, May 2019
2019 Audi E-Tron

The 2019 Audi E-Tron is a spacious, all-electric SUV; the first fully electric vehicle from the German luxury brand best known for its quattro all-wheel-drive system, attractive but conservative exteriors, and well-designed and obsessively detailed cabins. It’s available for 2019...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3
2019 Mazda 3

For many years the Mazda 3 has been the compact-car go-to for drivers who can’t afford to leave practicality and frugality by the wayside. With the new 2019 Mazda 3, the automaker isn’t completely abandoning that philosophy, but it is carving out the space for an entirely...Read More»

2019 Nissan Leaf
2019 Nissan Leaf

The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus offers up to 226 miles of EPA-rated range, which makes this all-electric hatchback competitive with other long-range models such as the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Hyundai Kona Electric, and Kia Niro EV. Last year the Leaf lineup received a redesigned exterior and...Read More»

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