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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

  • Refining King Icahn Seeks Freedom From Pricey Biofuels

    Published 24 August 2017 | viewed 8,692 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 18,910 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 11,090 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 9,556 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 10,812 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 6,854 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 20,233 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 9,914 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 18,620 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 16,990 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 72,851 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 10,407 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 7,889 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 12,220 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 25,132 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 9,725 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 26,684 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 10,968 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 19,350 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 9,518 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.…

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