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Our automotive experts return to discuss news from the auto world, including GMC’s entry into the EV world with its all-electric, $100k Hummer and the latest from Tesla. We'll get answers on what to do to maintain and repair cars that have been sitting for too long during the pandemic, and we'll get tips on preparing your car for winter driving.


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Maine is joining a coalition of 15 states in setting aggressive new goals to increase the number of electric trucks and buses on the region's roads. The states agreed this week to ensure that within a decade 30 percent of all new medium and heavy-duty vehicles sold in their jurisdictions are electric vehicles, and that 100 percent of those new sales be zero-emission only by the year 2050.

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The Maine Public Utilities Commission is creating a half-million dollar pilot program to encourage the buildout of electric vehicle charging stations in Maine. Roughly half the funds will allow the Efficiency Maine Trust to provide rebates of $4,000 for the purchase and installation of 60 publicly accessible charging stations.

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Our car experts weigh in on the latest automotive news, from Tesla to new electric vehicles to cars with high winter safety ratings—and we'll answer your automotive questions.

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In an effort to reduce Maine's carbon footprint and reliance on fossil fuels, Gov. Janet Mills is ready to offer Mainers a subsidy for buying electric vehicles (EV).

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The latest on the massive Takata airbag recall, electric vehicle sales, and why the sales of mini-vans are on the rise.

Guests

Jamie Page Deaton, Automotive Editor for U.S. News & World Reports

John Paul, AAA Northeast Public Affairs spokesperson and master mechanic