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, 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
in Final Inspection 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
in Final Inspection 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
in Road Ahead 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
in Road Ahead 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
in Road Ahead 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
in Road Ahead Sep 23, 2013

Subaru Defies All Logic

Despite its successes, Subaru needs to resolve three key issues before it can move forward....More
in Final Inspection 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
in Road Ahead Jul 18, 2013

How Cadillac, Lincoln Can Catch BMW and Mercedes

Staged assembly would work perfectly for both brands. It would allow them to custom build cars to customers’ whims and bring in new models as they....More
in Road Ahead Jun 24, 2013

Electric Vehicles Not Sustainable

The problem is the entire EV industry and infrastructure is being pushed by government mandates and subsidies, not by natural market demand....More

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