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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Nov 02, 2015

Silicon Valley’s Auto Brain Drain

At a time when automakers and suppliers lament they have to struggle to find the talent they need, Silicon Valley knows how to deal with the problem....More
Aug 14, 2015

Merge Those Powertrain Operations

In the NAFTA market alone, GM, Ford and FCA will build nearly 9 million engines and 9 million transmissions this year. FCA estimates nearly 90% of....More
May 07, 2015

We Lose by Waiting on Autonomous Cars

Automakers are waiting for someone to tell them who is going to be held liable if a self-driving car crashes. They will be liable. Start figuring out....More
Dec 05, 2014

Cyberattacks Come to Cars

By attacking dealerships and service centers, perhaps by compromising an employee’s laptop, hackers could install malicious software on lots of....More
Nov 04, 2014

Cheap Gas Worries Auto Industry

A very senior Toyota executive told me that if gasoline prices are around $3 a gallon in 2018, the company will not be able to meet CAFE regulations....More
Jun 27, 2014

The Disconnect With Electric Cars

Automakers have spent billions of dollars, euros, and yen and won to produce EVs and FCVs, fervently hoping they’ll earn a return on that investment....More
Jun 04, 2014

Could Carbon Capture Improve CAFE?

A recent paper shows even a modest on-board carbon-capture system could produce significant corporate average fuel economy improvements for any....More
Jan 03, 2014

What's Your Sine?

There’s an opportunity for some automaker to revive the boulevard ride as a core characteristic of its brand....More
Dec 10, 2013

Time to Get Off OPEC Oil

The shale-oil revolution has transformed petroleum and gas production in the U.S., but the story just keeps getting better....More
Oct 29, 2013

The Auto Industry’s Existential Threat

A study by the Transportation Research Board finds that every shared car eliminates 15 privately owned cars. Zip Car alone has removed over 150,000....More
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