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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Lincoln Aviator
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 2021 Lincoln Aviator...Read More»

Hyundai announces Ioniq brand dedicated to EVs
Hyundai launching dedicated EV sub-brand, Ioniq 5 electric crossover arriving in 2021

Hyundai announced Monday that it’s launching a dedicated electric-vehicle brand called Ioniq. The Ioniq brand will include three new models—with nomenclature that uses even numbers for sedans and odd numbers for SUVs. First up are the Ioniq 5 crossover, arriving in fall 2021, and the...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata is a mid-size sedan that has been completely redesigned for 2020. With the Sonata, Hyundai has a rival for vehicles such as the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, and Kia K5. MORE: Read our 2021 Hyundai Sonata review Compared to the outgoing version, the latest Sonata has...Read More»

2020 Kia Niro EV
2020 Kia Niro EV

The 2020 Kia Niro EV is a fully electric vehicle that offers a range of more than 200 miles per charge in a practical package that’s otherwise nearly identical to that of the Kia Niro hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid. Overall, we rate the 2020 Niro at 6.6 out of 10. (Read more about how...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Sonata
2020 Hyundai Sonata

Although mid-size sedans might no longer be the heart of the American market, Hyundai shows with the redesigned 2020 Sonata that it can put its heart into one. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata has a dramatic new design that finally brings the exterior look of this sedan up to the higher standard...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 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 Corolla SE
2020 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla: Compare Cars

Compact sedans like the Elantra and Corolla mostly form the role of commuter cars in American households, and they’re spacious enough to be family vehicles for those with smaller kids or pets to put in the back seat. If your budget is tight, the 2020 Toyota Corolla and 2020 Hyundai Elantra...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model S
The Car Connection's Greenest Cars of 2020

If you’re looking for today’s cars with the lightest environmental footprint you should be looking for charge ports, not fuel tanks. Why? The energy efficiency of electric motors is fundamentally better than that of gasoline engines; and if you consider how rapidly the U.S. electrical...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3 - Best Car To Buy 2020
2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Mazda 3: Compare Cars

The Mazda 3 and Honda Civic stand above and beyond much of the compact-car class for how they prioritize the driving experience itself. Neither one forgets that cost-conscious compact-car shoppers want a car that’s inherently practical, frugal, and packed with features for the money. These...Read More»

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