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 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
in Road Ahead 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
in Final Inspection May 14, 2014

GM and NHTSA Need to Dig Deeper

I’m not convinced throwing more money at a government agency will fix anything....More
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

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