Jim Motavalli

Jim Motavalli
Jim is a regular contributor to The New York Times’ business section. He also contributes to Success Magazine and the New York Observer, is a blogger at NPR’s Car Talk, and writes in-depth environmental reports for the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He contributes “Green Living” to the Environmental Defense Fund newsletter and has written for Men's Journal, Ensia, AMC Outdoors, Audubon, Popular Mechanics, The Nation, The Boston Globe, Philadelphia Review, Salon, Grist, The Guardian, Tomorrow Magazine, Greenwich Magazine, Sierra and many other newspapers, magazines, and websites. He is a two-time winner of the Global Media Award from the Population Institute, and has shared his environmental expertise in radio interviews across the country.

Jim's most recent content

You should get paid to park your car at the airport

An electric car faster than Tesla?

From horses to horsepower: A rocky transition

Fuel economy hasn't improved in 100 years

Watch out! Urban grime is going airborne

Are car-charging roads the future? Probably not

Trump doesn't understand how cars get made

Porsche's mystery plug-in could be a Tesla-killer

6 true tales of abandoned million-dollar cars

Artist uses billboards to make a pitch for nature

Miata and CX-3: Mazda's summer offensive

The hacked Jeep isn't new, and it won't stop the connected car