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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

  • Can India Overtake China In The EV Revolution?

    Published 17 October 2017 | viewed 11,615 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 12,071 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 9,491 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 5,886 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 9,916 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 26,948 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 7,945 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 17,459 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 10,194 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 9,029 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 9,719 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…

  • Fuel Sales Disappoint Despite Booming Truck Demand

    Published 30 July 2017 | viewed 6,423 times

    Americans have been purchasing a lot more pickups, SUVs, and crossovers than small cars, hybrids, and electric vehicles - and this doesn’t appear to be…

  • New Tanker Regulations May Impact Oil Prices

    Published 23 July 2017 | viewed 19,223 times

    The advent of super oil tanker ships and giant freight carriers, along with upcoming rules on sulfur used in marine vessel fuel, are expected to…

  • Electric Vehicles Won’t Topple Oil…Yet

    Published 17 July 2017 | viewed 9,008 times

    While governments around the world are starting to mandate electricity over oil for powering motor vehicles, what are the chances of oil supply being severely…

  • Largest EV Charging Network Just Landed A Huge Deal With GE

    Published 02 July 2017 | viewed 17,999 times

    The world’s leading electric vehicle charging station company has taken more strides forward in the past week. ChargePoint is acquiring GE’s network of 9,800 charging spots,…

  • Tesla Deals A Blow To Competitors As Its Stock Price Soars

    Published 21 June 2017 | viewed 16,518 times

    If you look at how Tesla, Inc., has performed on the stock market, you’ll see the electric automaker has the majors beat. Tesla’s stock lately…

  • Daimler vs Tesla: The Electric Truck War

    Published 18 June 2017 | viewed 71,519 times

    As Tesla prepares to jump into the electric truck market, Daimler is poised and ready to take on the competition. Daimler, the parent company of…

  • Is China Inflating Its EV Sales?

    Published 15 June 2017 | viewed 9,822 times

    While China is being applauded as the world’s leading market for battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle sales, automakers are becoming frustrated over how to…

  • Automakers Prioritize Climate Despite Trump’s Decision

    Published 10 June 2017 | viewed 7,364 times

    Automakers are disappointed with President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate accord – and some will back the agreement without him. Two of…

  • Canada Pushes For Zero Emission Vehicle Strategy

    Published 01 June 2017 | viewed 11,635 times

    On Friday, Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport and Navdeep Bains,Manage Articles Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced that the government is now creating…

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