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 Tesla Model 3 rolls out in California

Say goodbye to traffic lights

The cars people want aren't the ones that are good for them

3 'miracle' car concepts that will never happen

In-car movies? They're coming soon

Yes, Israel and Spain used to make cars, too

BMW's self-driving vision includes a virtual butler

Goodyear's spherical 3-D tires look like they're straight out of 'Blade Runner'

Super-fast and electric are words of the week at Geneva Motor Show

31-mpg Chevy Malibu or (the pricier) 47-mpg Malibu Hybrid: I know which one I want

Australian hacks a Nissan Leaf — in England

Rimac's electric really isn't a Tesla-killer