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

Clear Filter

Forget horsepower, Americans buy cars for the technology

Why NextEV is taking on Tesla

9 auto-centric predictions for 2016

How the mysterious, Tesla-like Faraday Future has dazzled Nevada

I know what women want: Practical cars

Dashing through the snow in Christmas cars

The double-edged sword of cheap gas

Range Rover's big gamble on diesels

There's a growing market for armored cars

$1 a gallon gas? Sure, but there are consequences

5 celebrity crashes that shook the world

When will EVs get sounds to warn pedestrians? It's coming, but expect delays