Jim Motavalli

Jim Motavalli
Jim is a regular contributor to The New York Times. 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 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's 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.

Recent content

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​'The Real Dirt on America's Frontier Legends'

Electric cars are quiet. Maybe too quiet.

A child born with severe spina bifida has new mobility and new possibilities

Judging beer, cider, mead and sake in the Artisanal Age

A sobering afternoon at the Stasi museum

The key to standing desks? Easy does it

Dubai, home to far too many fatal Ferrari crashes, wants to go driverless

Can Volkswagen reinvent itself?

Americans are trading in EVs ... for SUVs

4 sporty cars that will keep their value

The outcry over EPA's proposed racing ban

Car collecting is hot, but you can get burned