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    Fiat Eschews EV's, Chooses CNG - Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy
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    While every other major automaker in the world is pouring billions of dollars into research for electric vehicles, Fiat doesn't seem to be all that interested in electric cars. Instead, it's putting its efforts into producing cars that can run on compressed natural gas. Even more importantly, it's ...

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    Car Prices Will Climb For Years - Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy
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    Have you've been watching car prices lately? They seem to go up every month. Forget everything you've been reading about sales incentives, bargain leases or low-cost financing. They just mask the fact that automakers are quietly bumping up MSRP's every chance they get. In other words, they ...

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    Don't Laugh, The UAW Could Come Roaring Back - Autoline with John McElroy
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    Back when I was a UAW member many moons ago, earning my college tuition by busting my ass in the factories, the union was an incredibly powerful labor organization. With nearly 1.3 million members, it had enormous political clout in Washington, D.C. And thanks to a monopoly on automotive labor, it ...

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    How GM Can Repay All the Taxpayer Money - Autoline with John McElroy
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    General Motors can be pretty ham-handed when it tries to manipulate public opinion. The latest gaffe involves the company's newest advertising campaign, bragging to the public that it paid off its $8 billion in government loans. Listening to those ads you might be misled into believing that GM had ...

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    Will They Ever Stop Writing Regulations? - Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy
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    Every single year, for almost 40 years, politicians and regulators have written piles of laws and regulations to control the automobile. And yet, there's no end in sight. Right now they're working on regulations that will take us out to 2025 and beyond. Will it ever end? Worst of all there is no ...

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    Count the Pounds, Not Just the Ponies - Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy
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    Gearheads the world over have always talked in terms of horsepower. The bigger the number, the better we like it. The type of engine and its output are always one of the first statistics covered in any test drive or car review, because we want to know! But our fixation on horsepower is kind of a ...

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    Runaway Toyotas? What About Driver Error? - Autoline with John McElroy
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    No one wants to touch it. Not Toyota, not NHTSA, not any politician. But the issue has to be raised. Driver error is most likely at the root of these sudden unintended acceleration incidents. Unintended acceleration is not a new issue for the auto industry. It's been around for decades and ...

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    Autoline going LIVE at 12:30PM EST from Washington Auto Show, now accepting questions
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    Click above to watch the webcast live at 12:30 PM EST
    Today at 12:30PM EST, our friends at Autoline will be hosting a live webcast from the 2010 Washington Auto Show. Special guests include Ford CEO Alan Mulally, President of Audi America Johan de Nysschen and President of BMW North America Jim ...

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    Don't Be Duped by the EV Hype - Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy
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    With all the attention being lavished on electric cars, you'd think the salvation of the planet is nigh at hand. But don't be duped by all the EV hype. It's going to take decades before they catch on – if ever. I'm not anti-EV. Just the opposite. I am completely in favor of pursuing ...

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    Autoline After Hours with John McElroy: Demise of Saturn Edition
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    On this week's Autoline After Hours, John McElroy, Peter "Autoextremist" DeLorenzo and BusinessWeek's David Welch are joined by Erich Merkle, President of Autoconomy, to discuss the week that was in the world of automobiles. We suspect a large part of the discussion will center on the imminent ...

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    Why Car Names Really Matter - Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy
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    What's in a name? Does it really matter what you call a car, or will a car sell well as long as it's well designed? As an enthusiast, I always felt that the name of a car never really mattered all that much. I was always more interested in the design and the mechanical aspects of the machine ...

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    Autoline Detroit LIVE with special guest Tom Stephens, GM VC of Global Product Development
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    Join John McElroy and his journalist colleagues for an all-new LIVE webcast discussion with Tom Stephens, GM Vice Chairman of Global Product Development. First, you'll get to see a LIVE taping of Autoline Detroit starting at 10AM EST, then we will hand the mic over to the audience, and Tom Stephens ...

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    Toyota's Hybrids Could Be Banned from the American Market
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    In a shocking development Toyota faces a lawsuit filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission that seeks to ban the import of all hybrids to the American market. Toyota is being sued by Paice LLC for patent infringement on its hybrid system. Before you think this is just a frivolous lawsuit ...

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    Autoline After Hours with John McElroy, Peter DeLorenzo, David Welch and David E. Davis, Jr.
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    In this week's episode of Autoline After Hours, John McElroy, Peter "The Autoextremist" DeLorenzo, and David Welch of BusinessWeek are joined by the dean of automotive journalism, David E. Davis, Jr., for an unusually candid discussion about the issues and events affecting today's auto ...

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    Autoline After Hours with John McElroy, Jason Vines, and Peter DeLorenzo
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    In this week's episode of Autoline After Hours, John McElroy, newly minted Christian publishing mogul Jason Vines and Peter "The Autoextremist" DeLorenzo gather for another unusually frank discussion about the motoring industry's ups and downs. You can even join in by submitting questions to the ...

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    Plenty of Life Left in the Piston Engine - Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy
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    There are all kinds of ways to boost the fuel efficiency of a vehicle. Hybrids are becoming more and more popular. Clean diesels seemed poised to make major inroads in the market. And even though they're a ways down the road, hydrogen fuel cells sure look promising. But the problem with these ...

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    They're After Your Freedom - Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy
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    You've undoubtedly read the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's report and seen the videos it released when the organization pitted sub-compacts against mid-size sedans (if not, one is posted below the fold). They really went after the safety of small cars, trying to scare consumers away from ...

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    It's a Fuel Problem, Not a Fuel Economy Problem - Autoline with John McElroy
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    Every single day, the United States ships $600,000,000 out of the country. That's what it costs us to pay for the oil we buy from other countries at $50 a barrel. It is the single biggest cause of our massive trade deficit. The U.S. uses roughly 20 million barrels of oil every single day, and ...

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    Breakthrough Audio System, All Thanks to Software - Autoline with John McElroy
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    I just experienced one of the most amazing sound systems that that I ever heard in a car. What makes it so amazing is that it doesn't use a power booster, or equalizer, or better speakers, or anything like that. Instead, it's all done with software. The inventor of this system is a guy named ...

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    Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy - 2010 Chevy Camaro Edition!
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    2010 CHEVY CAMARO: DRIVING IMPRESSIONS I'm sure there are a lot of Autobloggers out there who know the specifications of the new Camaro far better than I do. But numbers on paper don't mean much until you experience them through the seat of your pants. So here are my driving impressions of the new ...

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