John McElroy

Correspondent, WardsAuto

John McElroy is editorial director of Blue Sky Productions and producer of “Autoline” for WTVS-Channel 56, Detroit, and “Autoline Daily,” the online video newscast.

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Aug 28, 2014

Why Young People Shun Auto Industry

The difference today is automakers have stopped selling the dream in favor of selling the deal. Dream cars disappeared decades ago, and concept cars....More
May 14, 2014

GM and NHTSA Need to Dig Deeper

I’m not convinced throwing more money at a government agency will fix anything....More
Apr 01, 2014

Who Does Tesla Want to Buy?

Analysts now define Tesla as a technology company, not an automaker. As a result, the company’s market capitalization is more than $30 billion....More
Feb 24, 2014

Why Can’t UAW Sell Itself?

In the business world, when your sales strategy fails, you know it’s time to develop a new approach....More
Jan 28, 2014

Safety Tech Vs. Safer Drivers

If we develop and fund serious driver programs that individually coach and train motorists to become better drivers, the impact will be immediate....More
Aug 26, 2013

Big Oil Has Better Lobby

The CAFE standard quickly is becoming a carbon-dioxide emissions rule. The fastest way to cut CO2 emissions is to reduce the amount of carbon in fuel....More
May 06, 2013

Turbos, Blowers and Real-World Fuel Economy

If the public gets the idea auto makers are trying to pull a fast one, it could cripple one of the hottest technologies in the automotive industry....More
Feb 27, 2013

Today’s VW Looks Like Sloan’s GM

Volkswagen seems to have hit upon a structure well-suited to very large global corporations....More
Jan 30, 2013

Suppliers Straining at the Seams

Production may rise by 1 million units this year just to keep pace with customer demand....More
Jan 04, 2013

UAW in Serious Trouble

Before the anti-union crowd rubs its hands in glee, watch out. The UAW likely will lash out, and contract negotiations in 2014 could become extremely....More
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