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.

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Italian flair returns to the Los Angeles Auto Show

Why can't you work on your own car anymore?

The age of the cheap electric car has arrived

Chevy's new Nova: Big power from a small engine

R.I.P. George Barris, King of the Kustomizers

Not just bike messengers, Compost Pedallers!

In Tokyo, the future of cars is electric!

The electric supercar race is heating up

Why I'm betting against Ferrari

Peer pressure works better than celebrity ads in reducing teen driving deaths

Tesla unveils the self-driving Model S

How VW's diesel scam was discovered