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.


Audi E-Tron
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
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»

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 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»

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»

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