John McElroy

John
McElroy
Columnist

John is editorial director of Blue Sky Productions and producer of "Autoline" for WTVS-Channel 56 Detroit and "Autoline Daily" the online video newscasts.

Articles
Listen to What Market Is Saying: EVs, Hybrids Are Flops 8
Alternative-technology vehicles aren’t selling well anywhere in the world. Not even where fuel prices are double what they are in the U.S. or where governments offer far more generous purchase subsidies than Uncle Sam.
We Need Racing Series That Favors Innovation 2
From 1900 to 1970, motor racing was as much about developing new automotive technology as it was about being a spectator sport. Today, that’s no longer the case.
How Mulally Is Making the Complex Simple at Ford
A deceptively simple procedure keeps all the top officers aware of everything that is going on in the company everywhere in the world.
The Jewish Engineer Behind Hitler’s ‘People’s Car’
A new book argues that engineer Josef Ganz conceptualized the kind of car the world now knows as the Beetle.
Our Autonomous Future 2
I think we’ll see autonomous cars in showrooms about a decade from now. Woe to the auto maker that is not ready for this transformative technology.
Can CAFE Finally Save Us?
Don’t listen to what the American people tell the pollsters; watch what they buy. And they don’t buy many hybrid or electric cars, which account for little more than 2% of new vehicle sales.
Mentors Needed for Automotive Inventors
Auto makers, especially those in Detroit, need to create programs to help outsiders bring their ideas inside the castle walls.
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