Barbara McClellan has covered the international auto industry for Ward's since 1997, specializing in business strategy, with extensive travel throughout Asia. She also writes about alternative fuels and environmental issues. She retired in September 2013 after serving as Editor of WardsAuto.com for 11 years and currently contributes freelance stories and blogs.

Posts by Barbara McClellan

in Final Inspection Aug 06, 2014

Toyota’s Shift to Hydrogen From Battery-Electric Jolts Industry

When the world’s largest producer of gas-electric hybrids decides to take the road less traveled, you can bet on a seismic shift in the industry’s....More
in Final Inspection Jun 16, 2014

Reliance on New Market Economies a Cautionary Tale

It’s no longer enough for a global village to build a car industry. What’s needed are responsible governments that value and support their domestic....More
in Final Inspection Apr 11, 2014

Venezuela President Plays With Fire as Auto Sales Plunge

New-vehicle deliveries tumbled 87% in January and 89.9% in February, marking the lowest level since 2003 when the country was ensnarled in a....More
in Final Inspection Mar 26, 2014

Mary Barra's Leadership Not for Faint of Heart

GM’s faulty-ignition crisis, though unfortunate, presents Barra with a teachable moment, as all eyes focus on the new CEO to see if she has the right....More
in Final Inspection Feb 26, 2014

Auto Industry Pushes for Currency-Manipulation Crackdown in TPP Trade Talks

U.S. automakers are insisting any future bilateral trade agreements commit in writing promises not to manipulate currency-exchange rates, with Japan....More
in Final Inspection Dec 23, 2013

The End of a Road Well-Traveled

In my 40-plus years of journalism, covering the international auto industry has been the best gig ever and one helluva ride....More
in Final Inspection Oct 23, 2012

Breaking Bread, Knocking Down Barriers

One of the things that make the auto industry special is that it really is a global village. What affects one region of the world touches us all....More
in Final Inspection Feb 23, 2012

General Motors-PSA Euro Talks Tip of Iceberg?

The debt-ridden eurozone should be a no-fly zone for global auto makers looking to shore up their bottom lines. And post-bankruptcy GM should be....More

Sexy Concepts Seduce Car Lovers With Premium Promise

Can’t wait for industry reaction to Ford’s Evos concept car at the Frankfurt auto show next month. From the photos,....More
in Final Inspection Oct 21, 2010

Major Auto Makers Find Solace, Risks in Emerging Markets

Putting together Ward’s annual state of the international industry package, posted this week on our website, at times....More

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