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

2017 BMW 7-Series
2017 BMW 7-Series

You can count on the BMW 7-Series to make a technological leap with each of its generations. And with the latest sixth-generation models that made their debut last year, the 7-Series is certainly no exception, as it benefits from some engineering lessons learned, inside and underneath...Read More»

2017 Cadillac XT5
2017 Cadillac XT5

The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is the successor to the GM luxury brand's smallest SUV, the SRX. New this model year, it's a design that lays some heavy bets on lighter-weight construction, a library-themed interior, and other upscale cues that Cadillac hopes will lure away buyers from the likes...Read More»

2015 Audi A5
2017 Audi A5

There's an entirely new family of Audi A5 models on the way next year, for the 2018 model year. And while that means the 2017 Audi A5 lineup has lame-duck status, we certainly wouldn't discourage you from this year's model. The current A5 (and S5) lineup is one of Audi's best-designed...Read More»

2017 Audi TT S Line Competition
2017 Audi TT

The fully redesigned, third-generation Audi TT and TTS coupe and convertible models that bowed last year could, more than ever, be mistaken for pure sports cars. They're convincing in many respects, with the right stance, styling, and driving position, plus excellent road manners. But...Read More»

2017 Audi Q3
2017 Audi Q3

The 2017 Audi Q3 is the German luxury brand's smallest utility vehicle, and one of a new breed of compact crossover SUV that keeps to mere subcompact-car parking space. As U.S. drivers trade in their sedans for crossovers, it's a niche that's rapidly expanding—now including the...Read More»

2015 Audi A5
2017 Audi S5

As the sportier companion to Audi's A5 coupe and convertible, the S5 is closely related to the outgoing generation (last year's version) of the S4 sport sedan. For 2017, the Audi S5 lineup continues unchanged; a completely redesigned model is due next year. Compared to the A5, the S5...Read More»

2017 Audi Q7
2017 Audi Q7

Most models with a third row really put a damper on most kinds of driving enjoyment, whether that be zigzagging through tightly mountain-road esses, or just maneuvering through the parking lot of your local supermarket. The 2017 Audi Q7 is the rare exception to that. As the new...Read More»

2017 Acura RDX
2017 Acura RDX

Acura may be the underdog today in luxury sedans, yet it's giving shoppers exactly what they want with the 2017 Acura RDX and the larger MDX. That includes strong powertrains, quiet cabins, and impressive safety—as well as just the right amount of versatility and practicality to...Read More»

2016 Volvo XC70 Side Exterior View
Volvo XC70

The Volvo XC70 is not quite a crossover vehicle—it's more a station wagon with light cladding and all-weather ability, plus a little extra ground clearance. The XC70 is Volvo's latest take on the luxury wagons that have been a part of the Swedish automaker's lineup for decades. Because of the...Read More»

2016 Volkswagen Eos 2-door Convertible Komfort Side Exterior View
Volkswagen Eos

The Volkswagen Eos is the automaker's outgoing hardtop convertible. The Eos offers 2+2 seating in a vehicle halfway between a compact and mid-size car, and its lines flirt with the edge of the luxury market. The Eos is a unique model in the Volkswagen lineup—its folding hardtop that collapses...Read More»

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