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

VW has nowhere to go but up

Here's how VW's diesel 'defeat devices' worked

Why the VW diesel scandal happened

Everyone is going after Tesla now

Sneak peek from Frankfurt: VW Group plugs in

Cadillac continues to change minds with 2016 CTS

Toyota's 2016 Prius puts on a show in Vegas

You can afford one of the new Jaguars

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