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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

  • Flying Cars Coming Much Sooner Than You’d Think

    Published 28 November 2018 | viewed 10,036 times

    Flying cars were thought to be coming as soon as four years from now, but actually commercial models are coming up sooner than what had…

  • South Korea Dominates Global LNG Shipping Market

    Published 21 November 2018 | viewed 7,308 times

    South Korea is continuing to hold its dominant position in tanker delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by winning major shipping orders over the next…

  • Trade War Puts The Brakes On U.S. LNG Dominance

    Published 30 October 2018 | viewed 6,386 times

    The U.S.-China trade war is throwing off a new liquefied natural gas production plant in North America, as LNG Ltd. loses Chinese customers. Australia-based LNG…

  • When Will Self-Driving Cars Go Mainstream?

    Published 25 October 2018 | viewed 5,633 times

    Tech giants like Apple and Waymo, along with carmakers such as General Motors and Tesla, are counting on autonomous vehicles becoming the norm in auto…

  • Elon Musk Plans First Commercial Flights To Mars

    Published 17 October 2018 | viewed 10,358 times

    While Elon Musk’s Tesla, Inc., is struggling to recover from its toughest year ever, Musk's SpaceX is seeing a better year in gaining business and…

  • This Car Maker Is About To Launch Europe’s Largest Energy Storage Project

    Published 01 October 2018 | viewed 8,545 times

    French company Renault is harnessing its position as the leader in Europe’s electric vehicle market and following Asian and American giants into the lithium ion…

  • European Nations Backing Hydrogen As Viable Alternative

    Published 20 September 2018 | viewed 11,082 times

    Hydrogen is seeing support grow in Europe as an alternative to oil and gas, and over renewable energy such as wind and solar. On Tuesday,…

  • Norway Defends Market Share In Natural Gas

    Published 13 September 2018 | viewed 6,695 times

    Norway is defending its strong position in Germany, Europe’s number one natural gas market, as competitive pressure increases from three giants in oil and gas.…

  • The EV War Is About To Heat Up

    Published 04 September 2018 | viewed 21,867 times

    While it’s taken them two years to join the race, German automakers are poised and ready to take on Tesla during a particularly vulnerable time…

  • Could Tesla Thrive, Or Even Survive, Without Elon Musk?

    Published 28 August 2018 | viewed 5,992 times

    While Tesla, Inc., will be staying on the stock market instead of securing private financing, a much larger question has come up: Will the electric…

  • Is This North America’s Next PetChem Hub?

    Published 27 August 2018 | viewed 9,729 times

    Alberta is poised to find a booming market supplying petrochemical companies from its natural gas shale fields — and cost-competitive enough to potentially take away…

  • India Surges Ahead In Global Solar Race

    Published 16 August 2018 | viewed 15,315 times

    While financial analysts and bankers warn about decline in the global solar market, the race is still on, and India has become one of the…

  • Lack Of Consolidation Harms Canada’s Oil Patch

    Published 11 August 2018 | viewed 9,519 times

    Canada’s oil and gas market is profiting from the rally in oil, but in the meantime it has diluted opportunities for some much needed consolidation…

  • Diesel Trucks Aren’t Going Anywhere

    Published 05 August 2018 | viewed 27,454 times

    Diesel will dominate the commercial truck segment for years to come, but when will the switchover to electrified, automated trucks seriously impact the demand for…

  • Ford Starts Up $4B Autonomous Vehicle Unit

    Published 28 July 2018 | viewed 10,572 times

    While Ford has been emphasizing trucks and SUVs over passenger cars, that may soon be changing over to a new business model. On Tuesday, the…

  • Is This The Next Global Leader In Ride Hailing Services?

    Published 19 July 2018 | viewed 5,421 times

    Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing took another step forward in its strategy of being a global leader in mobility services. Booking Holdings, which runs popular…

  • China Is Dominating Global EV Markets

    Published 12 July 2018 | viewed 7,032 times

    China’s dominant role in electric vehicle manufacturing and sales has yet to be curtailed by the trade war launched by President Donald Trump. The lack…

  • The Energy Companies Fighting For EV Charging Dominance

    Published 04 July 2018 | viewed 10,940 times

    Oil companies and utilities won’t dispute that electric vehicles are on the cusp of becoming mass market. Their battle will be more over which business…

  • Jeff Bezos Is Preparing To Sell Space Travel Tickets

    Published 28 June 2018 | viewed 11,205 times

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is offering a chance to buy tickets for space travel starting next year — and is taking on SpaceX’s chief Elon…

  • Tesla And GM Close To Capping Out On EV Tax Incentives

    Published 27 June 2018 | viewed 10,278 times

    Tesla and General Motors are seeing the beginning of the end for crucial U.S. federal tax incentives needed to transition interested car shoppers into electric…

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