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 X6 vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Compare Cars
2017 BMW X6 vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Compare Cars

When the kids head off to college, you might not mind making the move to something that flaunts your affluence a little more—something just a little bit more ostentatious. That move used to be made by putting a big touring coupe in the garage; but times have changed, and it’s now more...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2017 BMW X5 vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Compare Cars

The BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class are mid-size luxury sport-utility vehicles that both manage to straddle many of the sometimes-conflicting priorities of SUV shoppers. The X5 and M-Class, which is what the GLE was called up until this past year, were two of the market’s first luxury...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2017 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Compare Cars

The Porsche Cayenne and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class both aim to seduce busy, affluent parents with premium ambiance, real luxury-vehicle cabins, and performance that might help them forget the grind of the commute and child ferrying. At the same time, and in some ways, they’re both rugged minivan...Read More»

2016 Honda Odyssey
2016 Toyota Sienna vs. 2016 Honda Odyssey: Compare Cars

Minivans used to be the go-to vehicles for busy families, but today they’ve largely been replaced in that role by larger crossover utility vehicles. So what happened? Well, the truth is, if you can put aside your silly image ideas that SUVs somehow make you look more adventurous, minivans are...Read More»

2017 Toyota Camry
2017 Toyota Camry vs. 2017 Honda Accord: Compare Cars

Though never all that stylish, Honda's Accord and Toyota's Camry always have been smart and sensible. The Camry and Accord hit their stride in the 1980s, when they became the epitome of the American mid-size sedan. Since then, both have evolved to keep pace with excellent new family sedans from...Read More»

2016 Honda Accord Sedan
2017 Honda Accord vs. 2017 Nissan Altima: Compare Cars

While sedans are currently overshadowed by utility vehicles as family-haulers, there’s still a lot of appeal in today’s crop of affordable mid-size sedans. Among those, the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima are two of the most popular choices. How do these two models compare, head-to-head...Read More»

2017 Honda Pilot
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2017 Honda Pilot: Compare Cars

The Hyundai Santa Fe and Honda Pilot are two popular picks that represent the shape of today’s family wagons. Both models work well for four or more, allowing enough flexibility for restocking the pantry, fitting infant seats, cargo-carrying, or even expeditions to a weekend campsite. The...Read More»

2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe prototype, 2016 Los Angeles auto show
2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Mazda 3: Compare Cars

Honda and Mazda are both known for the leanness and charm that they can build into their compact cars. Both brands have, for decades, excelled at not just at making good, fuel-efficient subcompact sedans (and hatchbacks) but also ones that are nimble and fun to drive. And the latest Honda Civic and...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (Euro-spec)
Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Lexus NX: Compare Cars

It’s likely that the first time you saw the Lexus NX or the Mercedes-Benz GLC, you took note. And that’s saying something, as the market is flooded with compact crossover offerings nowadays. Leave it to two of the top luxury brands, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus, not just to make good with a...Read More»

2017 Mazda 3
2017 Ford Focus vs. 2017 Mazda 3: Compare Cars

Like to drive, but live on a budget? We have good news. Compact sedan and hatchback models have quickly evolved recently, shedding their staid appearance and miserly demeanor for something much more interesting—including better-trimmed interiors, and feature sets appealing for long-distance...Read More»

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