Jordan Golson

Jordan Golson is a transportation reporter for Inverse. He covers cars, trains, planes, future cities, and a whole boatload of ancillary topic areas (including boats) — basically, if it moves and doesn’t go to space, he's on it. He is especially interested in the intersection of transportation and technology, which means there’s he goes deep into electric cars, autonomous vehicle tech, sensors, safety, connectivity, and similar topics. He's covered technology and transportation for more than a decade and written for more publications than he can remember. He has bylines at WIRED, The Verge, Popular Mechanics, Ars Technica, Car & Driver, Autoblog, Automobile, Popular Science, Bild, and many more. These days he also writes about EV and vehicle technology for TechRepublic, reviews cars for The North State Journal in North Carolina (and for Inverse!), and has a weekly car review newsletter on Substack. He's the recipient of several journalism awards from the Texas Auto Writers Association and the North Carolina Press Association, and is even verified on Twitter. He is passionate about furthering both manufacturer adoption of and public acceptance of in-vehicle safety technology as he believes it literally saves lives and is enthusiastic about our all-electric future while still embracing our gasoline-fueled present. He believes cars and transportation touches everyone’s lives and strives to bring a critical but understanding eye to new trends and emerging tech. But most importantly, he wants to present a human-centric view of cars to prospective buyers while keeping a sense of humor and perspective on everything he covers.

Truck Yes
Watch: The all-electric Rivian R1T is the best-looking pickup around
Jordan Golson
Here’s a tour of the gorgeous new truck.
I want that!
Rivian R1T: 9 amazing features that make it the coolest EV pickup around
Jordan Golson
The Rivian R1T is packed with clever innovations. Alone, any one of them would be a “that’s neat” aside, but all combined it turns the Rivian into something truly special.
Inverse Codex
2022 Toyota Tundra release date, price, specs, payload, MPG, and towing for the hybrid truck
Jordan Golson
The Tundra could become a new favorite for full-size truck fans.
lunchtime
Car Review
Rivian R1T review: One type of driver is going to love this electric truck
Jordan Golson
Americans love big trucks and big SUVs, but carmakers haven't given them electric versions. That all changes with the R1T, an impossibly clever electric truck.
Sorry, no V8
Look: The Ford F-150 Lightning is the most exciting EV ever made
Jordan Golson
Let’s take a look at why.
Car Review
Review: The Genesis GV80 is executing one Lexus strategy perfectly
Jordan Golson
The Genesis GV80 might be best known as the car that saved Tiger Woods, but it might be the best luxury SUV on the market. Here's everything you need to know.
Car Review
One type of driver is going to love the 2021 Cadillac XT5
Jordan Golson
The luxury crossover market is stuffed with competition, but the Cadillac XT5 is a fair choice for anyone.
Truck Stuff
Whoa: The new Chevy Silverado ZR2 looks like an off-road beast
Jordan Golson
Chevrolet hasn’t had an answer to the Ford Raptor for a decade, but now it does: the Silverado ZR2 is the company’s new flagship off-road pickup.
Car Review
Review: One type of driver will call the 2021 Volvo XC60 T8 the perfect car
Jordan Golson
The XC60 is the ideal luxury car for a whole lot of buyers, thanks to its sharp design, excellent safety and tech features, and some of the most comfortable seats you can find.
supercharge me
The 4 EVs with the longest range (all made by Tesla)
Jordan Golson
Tesla remains king of the long-range electric car and Elon's EVs can get you everywhere you need to go. Here are the 4 Tesa EVs with the longest range.
Mental Health
Look: Adorable therapy dogs help stressed-out first responders
Jordan Golson
AT&T's FirstNet cell network is built for first responders, with dozens of special "assets" that can boost connectivity at disasters. And now therapy dogs can deploy too.
Car Review
Review: One old-fashioned reason makes the 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro iconic
Jordan Golson
The Tacoma has been around for a half-decade and is showing its age in a few spots — but it is a cult icon for a reason.
Take My Money
One ride in the new electric Ford F-150 told me everything I needed to know
Jordan Golson
The Ford F-150 is the country’s best-selling vehicle, and there’s an electric version coming out next year. We got a ride and have a full report.
Car Review
Review: One type of person is going to love the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor
Jordan Golson
The Raptor's dominance has been challenged, but the boys in Dearborn prove more than up to the challenge.
The Cadillac of EVs
Look: The Cadillac Lyriq is the best looking new EV on the market
Jordan Golson
It’s the first electric car from the storied American luxury brand, and it’ll make you rethink what a Cadillac is.
Yee haa!
Car Review
Review: It's the Bronco Sport, people — and it's a terrific little SUV
Jordan Golson
The Ford Bronco and the Ford Bronco Sport are two completely different cars. Here's the difference and what makes the "Baby Bronco" such a great buy.
Codex
Porsche Macan EV price, release date, 0-60, range, and specs for the electric SUV
Jordan Golson
Porsche is adding to its electric car lineup. Here’s what you need to know about this compact crossover.
Charge It Up
Ioniq 5: Hyundai reveals its secret EV weapon against Tesla
Jordan Golson
The new Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 have a new must-have feature — here’s what it means for the future of EV ownership.