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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

  • Amazon To Invest In Electric Pickups, SUVs

    Published 19 February 2019 | viewed 6,863 times

    Amazon.com, Inc., just added electric trucks and SUVs to its broad investment portfolio. Electric truck and SUV startup Rivian just announced that its $700 million funding…

  • Forget EVs, Detroit's Big 3 Battle For Heavy-Duty Truck Segment

    Published 18 February 2019 | viewed 8,215 times

    The Detroit 3 are in a heated battle to take the lead in a highly-profitable segment:  heavy-duty pickups. The days of striving to take the…

  • What Drives China’s Electric Vehicle Sales?

    Published 29 January 2019 | viewed 11,250 times

    China continues to dominate the world’s electric vehicle sales, but a new study finds that a good chunk of it is going to fleets to…

  • Is The Trade War Finally Coming To An End?

    Published 29 December 2018 | viewed 21,847 times

    The U.S. and China may be ready to stabilize trade relations, with a U.S. government delegation traveling to Beijing during the week of Jan. 7…

  • Dark Horse In Battery Tech Could Beat Tesla

    Published 19 December 2018 | viewed 34,909 times

    Battery maker 24M just received funding for its SemiSolid lithium-ion battery that could have Tesla and other electric carmakers beat in energy storage and electric…

  • Will Self-Driving Cars Ever Be Safe Enough?

    Published 12 December 2018 | viewed 7,209 times

    Autonomous vehicle trial runs are growing in real numbers in California, and so are the crashes coming from the self-driving cars. The California Department of…

  • Flying Cars Coming Much Sooner Than You’d Think

    Published 28 November 2018 | viewed 13,394 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 10,549 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 8,045 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 11,490 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 13,523 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 10,135 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 22,226 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 8,738 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 24,399 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 7,599 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 10,673 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 20,456 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 11,125 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 30,750 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…

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