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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

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

    Published 02 July 2017 | viewed 18,555 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 16,936 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 72,684 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 10,319 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 7,826 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 12,137 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 25,028 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…

  • Will India Become The World’s Next EV Hotspot?

    Published 13 May 2017 | viewed 9,676 times

    Niti Aayog, a planning body considered to be India’s most influential think-tank, is sending a report to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, targeted at electrifying all…

  • Big Oil Betting On Electric Vehicles

    Published 30 April 2017 | viewed 26,477 times

    Speaking this week at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York, Total SA’s chief energy economist, Joel Couse, forecasted that EVs will make…

  • Why EV’s Aren’t Winning The Race From Hybrids Yet…

    Published 24 April 2017 | viewed 10,924 times

    The Ford Fusion Hybrid knocked the Prius out of the top spot for the first time in U.S. sales during January and March. That’s reflected…

  • China’s Electric Vehicle Market Is Unbeatable

    Published 13 April 2017 | viewed 19,225 times

    Ford Motor Co. just announced an ambitious electrification strategy for China. The global Mondeo sedan will see the Mondeo Energy plug-in hybrid launched there early…

  • EV Startups Fighting Uphill Battle Against Tesla

    Published 08 April 2017 | viewed 9,464 times

    While Tesla, Inc. (TSLA), wowed investors by breaking $300 per share, it may be the leading anomaly for the cleantech and alt energy stock market.…

  • RoboTaxis Will Be Commonplace By 2040

    Published 30 March 2017 | viewed 8,271 times

    When the great grandson of Henry Ford says that future of auto manufacturing and marketing will soon be shifting seismically, you’d better pay attention. Bill…

  • Why Are Shell And Toyota Backing Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles?

    Published 25 March 2017 | viewed 57,813 times

    Royal Dutch Shell sees that facing a lower-carbon transport future will need a “mosaic of fuels and engines,” but the energy conglomerate is leaning toward hydrogen…

  • Why Carl Icahn And Valero Are Pushing For Biofuels Changes In Washington

    Published 15 March 2017 | viewed 12,665 times

    The 12-year old debate between oil and biofuels over the U.S.’s Renewable Fuel Standard appears to have recently shifted away from ethanol volume over to…

  • Oil Major BP Buys Boone Pickens’ Clean Energy Assets

    Published 08 March 2017 | viewed 16,794 times

    BP is investing $155 million in production facilities for Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s Redeem-branded renewable natural gas. The deal supports both companies’ role in the…

  • Biofuels May Be The Future Of The Aviation Industry

    Published 27 February 2017 | viewed 34,223 times

    Alternative and renewable aviation fuels such as biofuel blends won’t be replacing traditional jet fuels any time soon, but the aviation industry continues to take…

  • India’s Oil Demand Is Set To Break More Records

    Published 21 February 2017 | viewed 23,671 times

    India continues to look for alternatives to oil imports as its auto sector, economy, and population continue to boom. India’s oil consumption growth reached a…

  • Electric Car Sales Undaunted By Low Gasoline Prices

    Published 15 February 2017 | viewed 16,681 times

    While oil and gasoline prices have traditionally determined the fate of electrified vehicle sales, plug-in vehicles are seeing other forces shaping global markets. When oil…

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