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

Boris plugs in London's double-deckers

Millennials and Gen Z fear other drivers more than death, public speaking and spiders

Where are those famous gangster getaway cars?

Women care about fuel economy more than men

Can you take this Maserati to the grocery store?

Free public charging is the icing on the EV cake

Ex-Tesla exec puts his energy into electric buses

Americans don't understand their infotainment systems

You can still find bargains at a classic car auction

Elon Musk's rocket ride: A biography of the world's most driven CEO

Jaguar F-Type vs. E-Type: The big cats growl

How do you get consumers to buy electric cars?