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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

  • Toyota Could Become Tesla’s Next Big Headache

    Published 21 December 2017 | viewed 32,296 times

    Toyota Motor Corp. is making a serious commitment to bringing electrified vehicles into its fleet. The move goes against the widely held perception that the…

  • The Trillion Dollar Industry That Boosts Oil Consumption

    Published 16 December 2017 | viewed 20,719 times

    Rapid growth in mobility services like Uber and Didi Chuxing, combined with autonomous and electrified vehicles, will cause a seismic shift in the automotive and…

  • The Billionaires Betting On Space Travel

    Published 11 December 2017 | viewed 13,144 times

    The space race is on for some of the biggest names out there. Leading technology giants like Amazon.com, SpaceX, Microsoft, Virgin Group, Google, and Facebook…

  • Who Will Win The Self-Driving Taxi Race?

    Published 30 November 2017 | viewed 10,560 times

    Ride-hailing firms Uber and Lyft have become transportation platforms for automakers and tech giants to someday bring automated, electrified mobility to the mass market. It’s…

  • Is Tesla’s E-Truck A Game Changer For Energy Markets?

    Published 21 November 2017 | viewed 13,626 times

    Automotive and financial market analysts wonder what Tesla CEO Elon Musk could possibly be thinking. Tesla is facing a real crossroads in its future as…

  • Goldman: Automated Trucks To Cost 300k Jobs Per Year

    Published 14 November 2017 | viewed 36,491 times

    While Google’s Waymo company has taken center stage for bringing self-driving cars to roads, autonomous trucking may make it to the mainstream first.  Silicon Valley…

  • Shell Gears Up For Peak Gasoline

    Published 07 November 2017 | viewed 25,184 times

    Royal Dutch Shell is hedging its bets over the next two decades with expectations that motor fuel consumption will be diminishing and other markets rising.…

  • Why Did Tesla’s Stock Crash?

    Published 02 November 2017 | viewed 11,140 times

    Tesla, Inc. has been keeping its word on hitting Model 3 production targets and financial goals – at least compared to what happened with the…

  • Tesla Looks To Dominate China’s EV Market

    Published 25 October 2017 | viewed 12,857 times

    Tesla, Inc., on Sunday confirmed that it’s been in talks with the Chinese government to set up shop in a free trade zone in the…

  • Can India Overtake China In The EV Revolution?

    Published 17 October 2017 | viewed 11,821 times

    India faces a wide chasm between Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign to make sure all new vehicles sold in India are electric by 2030 and…

  • Who’s Winning The Electric Vehicle Race?

    Published 12 October 2017 | viewed 12,442 times

    Automakers and suppliers of automotive technology are making big moves toward transforming the very nature of vehicles and the amount of fuel they consume. Electric…

  • This Key Data Points At Strong U.S. Oil Demand

    Published 10 October 2017 | viewed 9,677 times

    Gasoline prices haven’t gone up high enough in the U.S. to have any real impact on car buyers choosing more fuel-efficient vehicles. A university study…

  • Will Uber Rise Again?

    Published 30 September 2017 | viewed 6,037 times

    Former Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is tackling the toughest job of the year: taking the helm at ride-hailing giant Uber as the very existence of…

  • Aston Martin CEO: UK Fossil Fuel Ban “Meaningless”

    Published 26 September 2017 | viewed 10,045 times

    British performance carmaker Aston Martin’s chief sees his country taking a very unrealistic approach to dealing with air pollution. The UK government’s July announcement that…

  • China’s Petrol-Powered Car Ban Could Cripple The Oil Market

    Published 12 September 2017 | viewed 27,540 times

    China is joining the UK, France, and Norway in banning vehicles powered by fossil fuels. If China, the world’s largest new vehicle market with sales…

  • Refining King Icahn Seeks Freedom From Pricey Biofuels

    Published 24 August 2017 | viewed 8,071 times

    Valero, America’s largest oil refiner, has been conducting a behind-the-scenes campaign to rid refiners of the costly biofuel blends mandate by the U.S. government. Billionaire…

  • Is Boone Pickens Wrong On Natural Gas?

    Published 19 August 2017 | viewed 17,844 times

    Bloomberg is attempting to make the case that Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk and cheap gasoline prices have driven natural gas away as an economically viable vehicle…

  • Automotive Giants Are Betting Big On Ride Sharing Tech

    Published 12 August 2017 | viewed 10,403 times

    A new study is showing consumers are starting to prefer shared mobility services over owning a car and stopping off at a gas station. The…

  • Tesla Successfully Raises Funds As Cash Bleed Continues

    Published 10 August 2017 | viewed 9,183 times

    CEO Elon Musk and other Tesla executives have gone on a road trip this week to raise $1.5 billion in high-yield junk-rated bonds. As of…

  • How U.S.- Chinese Tensions Could Impact Energy Policy

    Published 07 August 2017 | viewed 9,855 times

    Tensions between the U.S. and China are escalating, and it could have a negative impact on clean energy policies that the two countries had previously…

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