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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

  • Is The Battery Metal Boom Finally Here?

    Published 09 July 2020 | viewed 7,886 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 12,414 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 29,460 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 31,925 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 14,110 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 20,965 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 86,059 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 26,525 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 28,470 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 11,768 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 12,993 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 27,086 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 21,299 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…

  • SUVs Not EVs: The Electric Car Boom Hits A Snag

    Published 13 January 2020 | viewed 12,917 times

    Europe started its long-anticipated vehicle emissions rules on January 1, and China and the US (at least California) will be tightening theirs as well. Automakers are, for…

  • Automakers Face Tough New Standards In EU

    Published 01 January 2020 | viewed 11,093 times

    The long-awaited light-duty vehicle emission rules will hit light-duty vehicle makers working in EU member countries on January 1. Vehicle manufacturers will have to sell many…

  • Has Tesla Finally Conquered China?

    Published 26 December 2019 | viewed 11,933 times

    While new vehicle sales — including new energy/electric vehicles — continued to see a downward slide in November, Tesla broke that cycle with a 14-fold gain in…

  • India Could See Real Growth In Oil Demand Next Year

    Published 03 December 2019 | viewed 13,780 times

    Next year is expected to be a turnaround for oil demand in India, according to a new study by S&P Global Platts Analytics. With weakened demand caused…

  • Tesla’s Largest Competitor Is Hidden In Plain Sight

    Published 02 December 2019 | viewed 36,700 times

    The Tesla Cybertruck is getting the enthusiasm CEO Elon Musk had hoped for, bragging that 200,000 pre-orders have already been placed for the futuristic electric pickup launched…

  • Musk: Tesla Truck Will Crush The Competition

    Published 21 November 2019 | viewed 19,413 times

    Elon Musk is making outrageous claims once again — this time about Tesla pickups that he says will be far better and more powerful than…

  • Apple Co-Founder Gives Up On Self Driving Cars

    Published 12 November 2019 | viewed 28,456 times

    For those betting on 2030 being the tipping point year for autonomous, electric vehicles taking over global new vehicle sales — you might want to…

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