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 Road Ahead May 31, 2013

Motor City Should Welcome Chinese Auto Makers

Japanese auto makers put their headquarters on the West Coast. The Europeans put theirs on the East Coast. Wouldn’t it be smart for Michigan to....More
in Final Inspection May 06, 2013

Turbos, Blowers and Real-World Fuel Economy

If the public gets the idea auto makers are trying to pull a fast one, it could cripple one of the hottest technologies in the automotive industry....More
in Road Ahead Mar 21, 2013

CNG, LPG Finding Eager U.S. Customers

Proponents believe the market could be 1 million commercial vehicles. Ford, General Motors and Chrysler now offer trucks that can run on these fuels....More
in Final Inspection Feb 27, 2013

Today’s VW Looks Like Sloan’s GM

Volkswagen seems to have hit upon a structure well-suited to very large global corporations....More
in Final Inspection Jan 30, 2013

Suppliers Straining at the Seams

Production may rise by 1 million units this year just to keep pace with customer demand....More
in Final Inspection Jan 04, 2013

UAW in Serious Trouble

Before the anti-union crowd rubs its hands in glee, watch out. The UAW likely will lash out, and contract negotiations in 2014 could become extremely....More
in Road Ahead Nov 28, 2012

Mass-Produced Carbon Fiber Around the Corner

After 2015, carbon-fiber applications in the automotive industry are projected to grow 10% to 15% annually. Auto makers are racing to lock in a....More
in Final Inspection Oct 30, 2012

VW Looks Terribly Inefficient, Except on the Bottom Line

Volkswagen rakes in more money every year than any other auto maker by far. While VW’s stated goal is to become the world’s largest car company by....More
in Road Ahead Sep 26, 2012

Car Sales Will Stop Growing, Eventually

In another decade or so, fully autonomous cars will become available, and one autonomous car will fulfill the needs of an entire household....More
in Final Inspection Aug 21, 2012

A Different Plan to Save Opel

GM should immediately spinoff Opel as its own stand-alone company.Then Opel needs to kick all the Americans off the board with no more ties to....More

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