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.

Posts by John McElroy

in Final Inspection Apr 01, 2015

Is UAW Willing to Give or Just Take?

Wall Street is reaping most of the riches of America’s resurgence, why not give a little bit of Wall Street to blue collar workers? That’s the....More
in Final Inspection Mar 02, 2015

Harry Wilson’s Money Grab

Singling out shareholders for a big payday is not being fair or responsible. The “old GM” spent billions buying back shares and kept doing so almost....More
in Final Inspection Jan 30, 2015

NADA: The Show of Shows

As I gaze into the next decade, it seems to me that automotive retail outlets are ideally suited to take advantage of the growing interest in car....More
in Final Inspection Jan 06, 2015

Lessons From the Takata Airbag Disaster

Automakers and suppliers must notify NHTSA about a problem immediately. Second, politicians and regulators need to adopt a more cooperative approach....More
in Road Ahead 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
in Road Ahead 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
in Final Inspection Oct 13, 2014

Thermonuclear Pickup Truck Wars

This is going to be the greatest sales battle in the U.S. in 2015. Both strategies could turn out to be successful, but that’s not the way it usually....More
in Final Inspection 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
in Retail Front Jul 31, 2014

Tesla Is Wrong, Franchise System Is Better

The biggest irony of the automotive industry is the companies that make cars and trucks don’t know how to sell them....More
in Road Ahead 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

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