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Jon LeSage

Contributor since: 15 Feb 2017

Jon LeSage

Jon LeSage is a California-based journalist covering clean vehicles, alternative energy, and economic and regulatory trends shaping the automotive, transportation, and mobility sectors.

Latest articles from Jon

  • NASA Doubles Down On Nuclear Fusion Ambitions

    Published 28 September 2020 | viewed 46,720 times

    Energy analysts tend to agree that nuclear fusion will have to replace fission at power plants to bring back more support for nuclear as a…

  • Can Uber And Lyft Keep Their Promise To Go Fully Electric?

    Published 16 September 2020 | viewed 2,521 times

    Uber wants to become part of the ‘net-zero’ emissions alliance by switching over its fleet to electric vehicles. All of its rides could take place…

  • Nuclear Power Could Win Big In U.S. Elections

    Published 01 September 2020 | viewed 6,110 times

    The world’s largest nuclear power market is ready to gain more government backing for the energy — no matter who wins in November. For nearly…

  • Alibaba, UAE-Backed Tesla Competitor Set To IPO In The U.S.

    Published 11 August 2020 | viewed 3,923 times

    Chinese electric carmakers continue savoring becoming Tesla-competitive in their home market — while keeping the door open to Tesla’s home court and stock market success.…

  • ExxonMobil & Berkeley Make Major Breakthrough In Carbon Capture Tech

    Published 28 July 2020 | viewed 39,490 times

    One of the world’s oil giants sees carbon capture and sequestration as a smart pathway for hitting a number of targets. Scientists from ExxonMobil, University…

  • Cheap Natural Gas To Remain Fuel Of Choice For Decades To Come

    Published 22 July 2020 | viewed 20,989 times

    While net-zero emissions goals started in England last year are spreading to governments, utilities, and private companies worldwide, natural gas doesn’t have to go the…

  • Small Lab Makes Big Breakthrough In Nuclear Fusion Tech

    Published 15 July 2020 | viewed 92,342 times

    Nuclear power has high hopes of coming back as a serious competitor in the utility sector through nuclear fusion, but it’s been requiring massive investments…

  • Is The Battery Metal Boom Finally Here?

    Published 09 July 2020 | viewed 13,998 times

    The fog is starting to lift for metals producers, as the race for dominance in electric vehicle markets is heating up. Like many markets, metals…

  • Energy Giants To Bring Greener LNG To The Market

    Published 16 June 2020 | viewed 13,688 times

    As global LNG demand continues to grow into the foreseeable future, supplying ‘green LNG’ could give producers an edge in this burgeoning market. French oil…

  • Bill Gates And Big Oil Are Chasing The Nuclear Fusion Dream

    Published 02 June 2020 | viewed 34,896 times

    The decades-old debate over nuclear fusion vs. fission is on the edge of a breakthrough as startup Commonwealth Fusion Systems wins over Bill Gates and other backers. Norwegian oil…

  • How Long Until Hydrogen Is Competitive At The Pump?

    Published 28 May 2020 | viewed 36,689 times

    Hydrogen might have a way to break through one of the barriers that keeps it from reaching mass-scale adoption for fuel cell electric cars and…

  • Tesla Fails To Take Advantage As China's Car Sales Rebound

    Published 12 May 2020 | viewed 14,783 times

    China is finally seeing its new vehicle sales go back up for the first time in nearly two years, with all segments, including electric cars bouncing…

  • Elon Musk Eyes A $750 Million Payday

    Published 30 April 2020 | viewed 21,897 times

    Tesla's Elon Musk could soon be taking $750 million through his unique pay structure offering him zero in salary or cash bonus. Tesla's stock has…

  • The Next Big Thing For The Petrochemical Industry

    Published 18 April 2020 | viewed 87,101 times

    Petrochemicals is a lucrative market sector for countries and oil companies which have been hit hard by falling oil prices. A new Lux Research study points to synthetic…

  • Why 2030 Isn’t The Magic Year For Electric Vehicles

    Published 07 March 2020 | viewed 27,626 times

    It’s become common to see the year 2030 as the tipping point when auto transportation will be historically transformed — with plug-in vehicles making up…

  • Another Major Car Maker Is Backing Hydrogen

    Published 19 February 2020 | viewed 29,478 times

    The hydrogen fuel cell market has a serious player emerging in South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Corp., which is jumping into the hydrogen truck market to…

  • Is Britain’s Climate Change Plan Too Ambitious?

    Published 05 February 2020 | viewed 14,129 times

    Great Britain's energy regulator has rolled out a plan that would govern the nation's net zero greenhouse emission target backed by the new prime minister.…

  • GM Claims To Have The Next Model T

    Published 29 January 2020 | viewed 13,290 times

    General Motors has a grand, visionary concept vehicle up its sleeve that could replace Henry Ford launching the Model T — but where will it…

  • Hydrogen Costs Could Be Set To Plunge By 50%

    Published 21 January 2020 | viewed 28,249 times

    While Elon Musk and other naysayers have condemned hydrogen, the energy is expected to see a breakthrough over the new decade:  a 50 percent cost…

  • Shell Aims For Dominance In $325 Billion Aviation Fuel Market

    Published 14 January 2020 | viewed 24,735 times

    Shell thinks aviation fuel will be one of the critical growth areas to explore, as ground vehicle transportation fuel and other segments are expected to decline…

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