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

Cheap oil: Don't count on it

Taxing gas: A great idea, but can it fly?

Intel's Andy Grove: another voice for plug-in batteries

The world's first plug-in hybrid -- from China

Nissan's electrifying plans

Toyota's lightweight approach to plug-in hybrids

ExxonMobil's hybrid revolution sure moves slowly

The Chevy Volt, the bailout and a greener Detroit

Pre-paying for plug-in hybrids, with rebates

Driving to DC

Plugging in Germany: A million EVs by 2020?

Reading the tea leaves on Buffett's green move