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 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
Oct 30, 2012

VW Looks Terribly Inefficient, Except on the Bottom Line

Volkswagen rakes in more money every year than any other auto maker by far. While VW’s stated goal is to become the world’s largest car company by....More
Aug 21, 2012

A Different Plan to Save Opel

GM should immediately spinoff Opel as its own stand-alone company.Then Opel needs to kick all the Americans off the board with no more ties to....More
Jul 30, 2012

Getting ‘The Kids’ Interested in Cars

Nissan’s plan to hook future customers involves online gaming and a “batmobile” race car....More
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