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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

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

    Published 01 October 2018 | viewed 10,291 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 23,858 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 8,977 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 24,788 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 7,866 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 10,880 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 20,664 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 11,309 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 31,143 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 11,853 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 6,443 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 8,236 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 13,680 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 12,708 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 14,063 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…

  • EV Makers Receive Little Support From Trump

    Published 14 June 2018 | viewed 7,494 times

    Automakers are looking for states to support electric vehicle sales and charging infrastructure development — regardless of what President Donald Trump and EPA Administrator Scott…

  • Elon Musk Survives Attempted Coup

    Published 06 June 2018 | viewed 17,877 times

    Tesla chief Elon Musk just survived the first serious attempt by major investors to cut back his power in the company. Several shareholder funds had…

  • Wireless Charging Is The Future Of EVs

    Published 30 May 2018 | viewed 10,468 times

    Wireless charging is finally making its way to market as an energy source for electric vehicles, with BMW readying to start production in July for…

  • Car Giants Focus On Lithium Battery Production

    Published 26 May 2018 | viewed 27,733 times

    Years ago, the great automotive “chicken or egg” debate centered on which technology would lead the way: the electric vehicle or the charging infrastructure. Now…

  • Truck Sales Hold Steady Despite Soaring Gas Prices

    Published 17 May 2018 | viewed 7,740 times

    While gasoline is up 50 cents per gallon over last year, car shoppers are still leaning toward larger, fuel-sipping vehicles over small, fuel-efficient cars. Oil…

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