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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

  • China, U.S. Join Forces In EV Race

    Published 30 January 2018 | viewed 10,817 times

    Why would U.S.-based electric truck maker Via Motors collaborate with Chinese auto giant Zhejiang Geely to jointly manufacture a medium-duty plug-in hybrid truck? In recent…

  • Elon Musk Could Go Unpaid For A Decade

    Published 27 January 2018 | viewed 13,310 times

    Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk has extremely high expectations for the electric automaker’s performance over the next decade — and if it isn’t reached, he…

  • Luxury Automakers Pivot To EVs

    Published 20 January 2018 | viewed 10,738 times

    Global automakers see electrified luxury cars as vital to being Tesla-competitive, government mandate-compliant, and standing out as high-performance innovative carmakers. Product announcements this week from…

  • Will 1 Billion EVs Crash Gasoline Demand?

    Published 08 January 2018 | viewed 13,094 times

    Vehicle fuel consumption should see a major decline globally, but it won’t happen for a couple of decades. Last year was big on announcements from…

  • Number Of EV Charging Points To Rise Significantly

    Published 27 December 2017 | viewed 14,926 times

    Gasoline stations outnumber electric vehicle charging stations by a wide margin in key global markets. That gap is expected to narrow with planned charger installations…

  • Toyota Could Become Tesla’s Next Big Headache

    Published 21 December 2017 | viewed 34,031 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 21,979 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 16,448 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 11,611 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 14,409 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 47,606 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 28,889 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 11,889 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 14,997 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 12,616 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 14,251 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 10,436 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 6,779 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 10,573 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 29,848 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…

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