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

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento

Though the Kia Sorento has been completely redesigned and re-engineered for 2016, it looks like the exterior only modestly evolved. The 2016 model is both significantly roomier and more refined in nearly every way. There’s some meaningful change all around the 2016 Kia Sorento...Read More»

2016 Kia Soul
2016 Kia Soul

The 2016 Kia Soul remains one of the most space-efficient, fashionable vehicles on the market for city-dwellers who don't have a lot of parking space to work with—and simultaneously need to watch the price tag and mind their fuel budget. The Soul continues to defy classification...Read More»

2016 Kia Forte EX
2016 Kia Forte

The 2016 Kia Forte, instead of taking after its larger sedan sibling, the Optima, continues to keep its own style—combining design finesse with a more nimble driving personality, and a great, value-minded feature set. Yet, it's had to ignore the fact that safety for the Forte is...Read More»

2016 Subaru BRZ Series.HyperBlue
2016 Subaru BRZ

The 2016 Subaru BRZ is a true sports car—engineered for its layout and its driving experience more than comfort and utility, and aiming to be charming to the driver interested in the fundamentals, like a near-perfect weight distribution, nimble handling, and a high-revving engine...Read More»

2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek
2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek

The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek has the profile of a small, sporty hatchback, yet the stockier stance of a utility vehicle. If you look at its ability set, it outdoes some SUVs with far more rugged pretenses—all in typically modest, utilitarian Subaru style. The Crosstrek (Subaru...Read More»

2016 Subaru Outback
2016 Subaru Outback

Last year Subaru gave the Outback a full redesign, making it even less of a compromise, in just about every way; and the 2016 Outback brings a few more features to this model's already top-notch EyeSight active-safety suite, plus a few more upgrades and refinements. All that makes the...Read More»

2016 Subaru Impreza
2016 Subaru Impreza

The 2016 Subaru Impreza is a line of compact hatchback and sedan models, but you might actually end up weighing these models against crossovers and SUVs. That's because they're the only ones in their segment to include standard all-wheel drive, even on the least expensive models. While...Read More»

2016 Subaru Legacy
2016 Subaru Legacy

It's only a matter of time before mainstream shoppers find the 2016 Subaru Legacy in the way that they've already flocked to Subaru's Forester crossover and Outback utility wagon. The Legacy is no longer the specialty sedan it was in the past. With standard all-wheel drive, a recent...Read More»

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a great family vehicle—just one that's also potentially ready to go off-road, tow a trailer or, on occasion, do things that are more workhorse-like than you'd attempt in most other typical family crossovers. The Grand Cherokee has evolved nicely...Read More»

2016 Jeep Cherokee
2016 Jeep Cherokee

The 2016 Jeep Cherokee builds something completely new onto a very familiar name and heritage. While the original Jeep Cherokee that launched in 1986 set the bar for SUVs that could be used as family transport, inspiring a generation of competitors (and perhaps, the SUV trend as a...Read More»

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