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    Auto News in 2 Minutes: 2023 Nissan Maxima, GM's EV Live and How The NTSB Wants To Combat Drunk Driving

    Each week, our veteran radio news journalist, Laura Reynolds, brings interviews with top auto industry execs to CarProUSA. You can hear her latest Auto News shorts right here. In a hurry? Then you'll love these 1-2 minute interview segments.

    Segment Transcript



    I’m Laura Reynolds with CarProUSA.com.   Chevrolet Communications Director Shad Balch says EV Live, their free guided tour of its EVs which allows driver’s to get answers about EVs straight from the automaker, is still getting a lot of questions and perceptions have changed. Balch: "For an experience EV driver the question now becomes how fast can I fully charge my car and if you're a new EV driver it's how do I charge my car, where am I going to charge my car so it's basically the difference between those with experience in an EV and those who are driving for the first time. The Bolt when it came out, it was the longest range affordable electric vehicle on the market and it's only improved since then. The Bolt EV now gets 259 miles of range on a full charge which is more than a lot of gas powered cars get and even the newer vehicles like the Equinox EV and the Blazer EV, they're up in the 300, 400 mile range on a full charge." A recent Consumer 
    Reports survey says the 71 percent of Americans have expressed interest in buying or leasing an EV, but still have questions before going electric.  Learn more
     at EVLive@GM.com.

    AAA is backing a recommendation by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB, to combat drunk driving. Recently, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is recommending that all new vehicles sold in the U.S. have alcohol monitoring systems that can stop an intoxicated person from driving. 

    The 2023 Nissan Maxima is now on sale. For 2023, all Maxima grades adopt Nissan's new brand logo inside and out, and Maxima Platinum adds semi-aniline leather seating surfaces and illuminated kick plates. Every Maxima features standard Nissan Safety Shield® 360, which includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Automatic Braking.  Maxima is offered in three well-equipped grades – SV, SR and Platinum. Starting MSRP is $38,140.  For more information on these and other vehicles, check out CarPro. com. With Today’s Auto News, I’m Laura Reynolds.   

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