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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

  • Who’s Winning The Electric Vehicle Race?

    Published 12 October 2017 | viewed 13,241 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 9,887 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 6,319 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 10,175 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 28,348 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 8,274 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 18,239 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 10,674 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 9,306 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 9,997 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 6,646 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 19,811 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 9,419 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 18,322 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 16,727 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 72,156 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 10,114 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 7,568 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 11,951 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…

  • “By 2030, 95% Of Consumers In The World Won’t Own A Car”

    Published 20 May 2017 | viewed 24,735 times

    With all of the global fascination over Uber, Lyft, shared rides, mobility services, and automated driving, a historic question inevitably comes up: Will new vehicle…

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