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.


Chevrolet Bolt EV
Chevrolet Bolt EV

The Chevrolet Bolt EV compact electric hatchback was the first affordable, high-range electric car in the U.S. when it was introduced in 2017. Although it isn't the first electric car, nor is it the one with the longest range. It's not the least expensive, nor is it the most spacious. The Bolt EV's...Read More»

2021 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»

2021 Audi E-Tron family
2021 Audi E-Tron

What kind of car is the 2021 Audi E-Tron? What does it compare to? The 2021 Audi E-Tron is a spacious fully electric crossover utility vehicle—mid-size or larger by U.S. standards—offered in a choice of SUV or Sportback body styles. The closest alternative to the E-Tron is...Read More»

2021 Audi E-Tron SUV
Audi E-Tron

The Audi E-Tron is a fully electric utility vehicle, 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...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Kona Electric
2021 Hyundai Kona Electric

What kind of car is the 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric? What does it compare to? The 2021 Kona Electric is a five-seat hatchback crossover that, because of its taller body and chunky details, some might actually see as an SUV. It’s an all-electric version of the popular Hyundai Kona...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Kona Electric
Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Kona Electric availability is limited to dealer stock in states that follow California's electric-vehicle mandate. But for its combination of long-range, 258-mile practicality, a versatile interior, and an affordable price of less than $31,000 when you consider the $7,500 federal EV tax...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»

2021 Chevrolet Trax
2021 Chevrolet Trax

What kind of car is the 2021 Chevy Trax? What does it compare to? The 2021 Trax is a small five-door hatchback with available all-wheel drive. Its rivals include the Nissan Kicks, Honda HR-V, and Buick Encore. Is the 2021 Chevy Trax a good car? The 2021 Chevrolet Trax is short on...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer ST  -  First Drive  -  Portland OR, June 2019
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»

2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring
Lincoln Corsair

The Lincoln Corsair is a compact crossover utility vehicle that replaced 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. MORE: Read our 2021 Lincoln Corsair full...Read More»

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