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

Ford Mustang Mach-E: Best Electric Car To Buy 2021
Ford Mustang Mach-E: Best Electric Car To Buy 2021

The Mustang is a symbol of freedom and escape and, well, everyone has a Mustang story. With the Mustang badge, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover SUV needed to be good. And it is. What separates the Mach-E is that it’s a very good vehicle compared to cars with gas tanks or not...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid
Hyundai Elantra Hybrid: Best Economy Car To Buy 2021

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid, more than any of our other Best Car To Buy 2021 nominees, helps make the idea of the economy car relevant for a new generation feeling the pinch of 2020. The “Economy Car” term carries over from an era when air conditioning was deleted and wind-up...Read More»

2021 Kia Niro EV
2021 Kia Niro EV

What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Kia Niro EV? What does it compare to? The 2021 Kia Niro EV is a fully electric vehicle that offers well over 200 miles of range. The Niro EV is nearly identical in its cabin packaging and usability to the Niro hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid models—and...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV

What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV? What does it compare to? The 2021 Bolt EV is a small fully electric vehicle, with a tall-hatchback body style. It’s one of the most affordable EVs that offers a long driving range of well over 200 miles. It most closely compares...Read More»

2021 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 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 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»

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