Bengt Halvorson, Senior Editor
German humor, as is quite often pointed out, is no laughing matter. Which is precisely what makes this sendoff to Dieter Zetsche, who on Wednesday stepped down from his position as CEO of Daimler, so...
2019 Audi E-tron road-trip review: Wait, range ratings aren’t everything?
Not every electric-car first-drive event urges us to climb a mountain to get a good idea of driving range.
Actually make that no other automaker, ever. But that’s what Audi had us do with its...Bengt Halvorson
2019 Tesla Model S Long Range vs. 2013 Model S 85: How do they compare in value?
When I bought my first Tesla Model S back in 2013, it had already been named that year’s Green Car Reports’ Best Car to Buy, and Consumer Reports had just declared it the best-scoring car...Bengt Halvorson
Hyundai system purifies cabin air, raises awareness about pollution levels
As virtuous as one might be in choosing a vehicle that doesn’t produce tailpipe emissions, there’s a hazy reality to traveling by car: That you’re stuck breathing emissions from...Bengt Halvorson
Why Norway leads the world in electric vehicle adoption
Norway has only 5.26 million people—about half the size of Los Angeles County in population, and with only about 35 percent of LA's vehicles on its roads. But there's one measure in which...Bengt Halvorson
Series hybrids were the next big thing 100 years ago: Are they any more likely today?
The 1916 Owen Magnetic Tourer that crossed the Bonhams auction block last month was more than a beautiful snapshot from an obscure moment in American automotive history.
As one of the technological...Bengt Halvorson
Battery supplies, Mercedes-Benz EQC review, CARB’s potential pushback: The Week in Reverse Bengt Halvorson
What U.S. state wants to charge $1,000 per year for registering an electric vehicle?
Which vehicle brand said no to a future that retires the internal combustion engine?
And what might...
Renewable growth slows, CARB weighs its options, BMW i3 recalled: Today's Car News
California considers some extreme options as the federal government prepares to reveal new fuel economy rules. Carbon dioxide levels are climbing while growth in renewables has slowed. And BMW deals...Bengt Halvorson
2018 BMW i3 recalled for circuit-board issue causing sudden shutdowns
Some BMW i3 models from the 2018 model year are being recalled for an issue that could cause sudden power loss and shutdown.
At root of the issue is a printed circuit board, part of the Electric...Bengt Halvorson
California braces for Trump mpg rules with extreme options—like a ban on tailpipes?
The Trump Administration is expected to reveal more details about its revised vehicle fuel economy rules in upcoming days or weeks.
These rules could still include what the EPA and DOT proposed last...Bengt Halvorson
Report: Autopilot was engaged when Tesla Model 3 crashed into semi
A preliminary report released on Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed an important piece of information in the fatal crash involving a 2018 Tesla Model 3 earlier this...Bengt Halvorson
Mercedes' carbon-neutral future, Volvo's battery suppliers, Honda's EV: Today's Car News
Mercedes-Benz plans to go all-renewable—globally. Honda names its electric city car that's bound for Europe. And Volvo names its battery suppliers. All this and more on Green Car Reports.
First drive review: 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover charges ahead, luxury first Bengt Halvorson
Norway has a lot of electric cars—so many that it can make anyone driving a new vehicle with an internal combustion engine look like a Luddite.
Mercedes-Benz brought us there to experience the...
VW names fully electric hatchback ID 3, starts taking deposits in Europe
The Volkswagen ID hatchback due to go on sale in Europe this year, at last, has a name: ID 3. And in Europe, as of today, it’s available for order.
The hatchback, which is an evolution of the...Bengt Halvorson
Lincoln plug-in hybrids and EVs are part of its renewal, not just for California
Lincoln, the brand that had trouble in the Aughts escaping its rented-tux Town Car—and a different era of American luxury involving curb feelers and more ashtrays than cupholders—is...Bengt Halvorson
1960 Henney Kilowatt electric car was a junction box of 20th century future
If your historical knowledge of electric cars goes back to the first Tesla Roadster, the GM EV1 or, perhaps, one of the many intriguing manufacturer conversions from the 1980s or ‘90s, you have...Bengt Halvorson
2020 BMW 7-Series plug-in hybrid rated just 16 electric miles
Although the gigantic new twin-kidney grille might be the most eye-catching addition to BMW’s flagship luxury 7-Series sedan, the model in the lineup that’s gone through the most change...Bengt Halvorson
Smart no more: Why the end of the Fortwo has been a long time coming
Daimler’s Smart brand has announced that it’s pulled the plug on the U.S. sales of its only model, the Fortwo, which went all-electric just one model year ago.
The decision, according to...Bengt Halvorson
With last week’s announcement of a strategic partnership with electric truckmaker hopeful Rivian, cemented by a pending $500 million equity investment, Ford Motor Company is covering the bases...
Jaguar I-Pace sales, Qiantu K50 details, Tesla range boost: The Week in Reverse
Which automaker teased the possibility of getting in the insurance business starting as soon as next month?
Which startup automaker does Ford intend to invest $500 million into?
And where might a...Bengt Halvorson
Tesla Roadster, Ford emissions, Bentley's electric future: Today's Car News
A plan for more plug-in vehicles is changing form at Bentley—to what, we're not sure yet. A West Coast network could keep semis charged up. Analysts peer into the Tesla Roadster. And Ford's...Bengt Halvorson
Bentley not sold on electric, planning plug-in hybrids for full lineup
The ultra-luxury carmaker Bentley is at work on a new model strategy, and fully electric vehicles might not play as much of a part in it as the company had previously hinted.
The company, which is...Bengt Halvorson
Jaguar I-Pace sales, Tesla insurance and Model Y production: Today's Car News
Tesla could be entering the insurance business soon, and its Model Y crossover may not be Nevada-built after all. Jaguar may already be looking to reboot marketing for the I-Pace. And a...Bengt Halvorson
Pending homologation, Qiantu K50 electric sports car will be assembled in Washington state
The glamorous, supercar-shaped, Chinese-built Qiantu K50 that was shown last week at the New York auto show garnered much attention and likely changed some attendees’ conceptions of what kinds...Bengt Halvorson