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 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
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

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