University of Connecticut
Jim Motavalli is a journalist, author, speaker, and radio host who specializes in environmental issues, with a focus on cars, energy, and climate change.
Motavalli covered transportation for Mother Nature Network (now part of Treehugger) for eight years, writing about fuel-efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles as well as a range of other topics. He previously spent more than 14 years with E—The Environmental Magazine, published by the nonprofit EarthTalk, where he served as editor and senior writer. He is also a longtime auto blogger for The New York Times and NPR's Car Talk, and has written for Audubon, Barron's, The Boston Globe, Grist, The Guardian, Men's Journal, Popular Mechanics, Salon, Sierra, and Success magazine, among other publications. He has authored and edited several books, and hosts a radio show on WPKN-FM in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Motavalli holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut.
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