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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Carnegie study on EV charging gets it all wrong

Despite $2 gas, Kia shows off 3 new hybrids at Chicago Auto Show

Cheap gas translates into dumb car-buying decisions

5 spectacular auto flops

What's NASCAR without the noise?

The key to winter driving: Be prepared, and don't act like an idiot!

Washington Auto Show: Making policy for the car of the future

Classic car collection helps kids study the life of an entrepreneur

Ted Cruz's half-baked position on ethanol

Big cars rule at the Detroit Auto Show

2 ways out of the Volkswagen diesel mess

Forget horsepower, Americans buy cars for the technology