EV Fest 2012 Electric Vehicle Show in Toronto

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9 2012 at The Pavilions in Toronto. Fall 2012 marks the fourth EV Fest, a show devoted to showing OEM and Personally converted Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, Plug-in Hybrids, eBikes, Electric Scooters, Trikes, EV components and supplies Sunday, Sept.

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Review: 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

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A No Compromise Hybrid SUV. As the demand for SUVs grows and remains strong, so too does the desire for larger hybrid models that can accommodate the needs of the whole family and still deliver some measure of fuel economy. If that’s what you’re looking for, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid fits the bill. US News says the Escalade Hybrid is in a class of its own. The 2012 Escalade Hybrid gets 20 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.

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2012 Honda Hybrids: A Complete Guide

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Japanese automaker Honda has been in the hybrid game from the very start, releasing the quirky, two-seat Insight back in 1999. Since then, the company has sold a variety of other hybrid models, and currently offers three to U.S. We've compiled reviews and articles for each Honda hybrid to bring you a full guide to the current range consumers.

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Review: 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

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To make these trips more pleasurable and make it easier to find your way, General Motors has added a new color touch-screen navigation and radio system to the 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. This, combined with the fuel economy of the hybrid, should make the 2012 Tahoe a good choice for the family on the go. Similar high-end safety features are included with the 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. The 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid is available in two and four-wheel-drive models.

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Newest Competitor For Camry, Fusion Hybrids

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With Toyota celebrating the sale of its four-millionth hybrid, and Ford poised to launch another hybrid car in the U.S., it’s easy to forget that other automakers also make hybrid cars. Take the 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid for example. Although Hyundai has only offered a hybrid version of its popular family sedan since 2011, we think the 2012

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Report: Toyota doubling hybrid output to 1.2M In 2012

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million hybrid vehicles this year—twice the 2011 total—as it brings the vehicles into Asian markets. Batteries and motors for hybrids can be used in electric vehicles or in a coming generation of fuel-cell cars. The Nikkei reports that Toyota Motor Corp. is expected to produce 1.2 Toyota thus believes that lowering costs for such key components through mass production will give it an edge in developing environmentally friendly vehicles. Brief

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2012 Toyota Prius V: Hybrid Wagon Ultimate Guide

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The Prius name has been around since the very first Prius sedan back in 1999, but until now Toyota's flagship hybrid has been a single-model range. Soon to be joined by the 2013 Toyota Prius C subcompact, the 2012 Prius V is part of a three-pronged attack on the market. The new body is more spacious than ever and should open the range to customers

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Reviewed: 2012 VW Touareg Hybrid

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Delivering Luxury and Power: 2012 VW Touareg Hybrid. Introduced last year, the Touareg Hybrid is Volkswagen’s first production gas-electric hybrid SUV model. The 2012 Touareg Hybrid combines a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 with an electric motor. Essentially, the 2012 Touareg Hybrid shares the same basic platform and battery technology as the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and Audi Q7 Hybrid.

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Reviewed: 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

To make these trips more pleasurable and make it easier to find your way, General Motors has added a new color touch-screen navigation and radio system to the 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. This, combined with the fuel economy of the hybrid, should make the 2012 Tahoe a good choice for the family on the go. Similar high-end safety features are included with the 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. The 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid is available in two and four-wheel-drive models.

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Mitsubishi to unveil Outlander PHEV at 2012 Paris Motor Show

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will present the global debut of the new Outlander SUV plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at the 2012 Paris Motor Show later this month. Fuel economy figure is based on a combination of fuel consumption when driven in all-electric mode, called the plug-in fuel efficiency, and when driven in hybrid mode, called the hybrid fuel efficiency, measured via Japan’s JC08 mode.). Series Hybrid Mode. Parallel Hybrid Mode.

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2012 SUV Market Update

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Fast forward to 2012 and the situation has changed dramatically. For example, a United Kingdom vacation industry organization estimates that in 2012 there will be a 25 percent increase in the number of Brits who take a vacation in our near the city where they live. If fuel economy is at the top of your list in determining which sport utility to buy, here are the top five most fuel efficient SUVs according to fueleconomy.gov: 2012 Ford Escape hybrid – 32 mpg combined.

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19.7% of new cars sold in May 2012 in Japan were hybrids; Prius and Aqua dominate

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of new cars sold in Japan in May 2012 were hybrid cars, up 11 percentage points from last year. Looking at the different manufacturers, hybrid sales make up 25% of Honda sales in Japan, and a whopping 46% of Toyota sales. Integrity Exports. 19.7% The liftback Prius led the field with 20,789 units sold, closely followed by Aqua (Prius C overseas) with 20,091 units sold.

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2012 Toyota Prius C Hybrid Vs 2012 Toyota Yaris: MPG Battle

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The 2012 Honda Insight and 2012 Honda Fit share a platform, but different bodystyles and the use of Honda's Integrated Motor Assist hybrid technology in the Insight, makes each model unique. The same could be said of the upcoming 2012 Toyota Prius C, and the 2012 Toyota A few days back we took a look at two similar, yet very different Hondas.

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2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid: Overshadowed By Prius, Competent Nonetheless

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With the 2012 Toyota Prius V wagon, 2012 Toyota Prius C, and 2012 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid all launching within the past 12 months, it’s been easy to forget that there are other Toyota hybrids outside of the Prius brand. In fact, the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid and 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid have been somewhat overshadowed in recent

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New Review: 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

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A No Compromise Hybrid SUV. As the demand for SUVs grows and remains strong, so too does the desire for larger hybrid models that can accommodate the needs of the whole family and still deliver some measure of fuel economy. If that’s what you’re looking for, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid fits the bill. US News says the Escalade Hybrid is in a class of its own. The 2012 Escalade Hybrid gets 20 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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When it launched early in 2009 as a 2010 model, the Ford Fusion Hybrid was a sensation. It easily outdid that year's Toyota Camry Hybrid in gas mileage, with ratings of 41 mpg city, 36 mpg highway, for a combined overall rating of 39 mpg. The new 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid is rated at 41 mpg combined.) That's not as high as the 50-mpg rating of the

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2012 Honda Insight: The Overlooked Subcompact Hybrid Choice?

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With four different Prius models and two non-prius hybrids now for sale in the U.S., it’s easy to go straight to a Toyota dealership when you’re looking for a hybrid car. As we’ve pointed out before, however, there are plenty of other great hybrid choices on the market worthy of your attention, cars like the 2012 Honda Insight

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2012 Toyota Prius C Vs 2012 Honda Insight: Sub-$20K Hybrids Compared

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If you're in the market for a brand new hybrid but want to save a few pennies on purchase price, you're really limited to two vehicles. One is the 2012 Honda Insight, familiar not just for its Prius-like profile but also having been on sale for several years now. The other is the 2012 Toyota Prius c, taking everything the Prius badge stands for

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Five New 2012 Hybrid Cars To Consider Steering Clear Of

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Say "hybrid car," and most people think Toyota Prius. The Japanese maker has sold roughly 3 million Prius models worldwide since 1997, which is more than half of all the hybrids in the world. The 2012 Toyota Prius remains the gold standard among hybrid-electric vehicles, with three of its four separate models delivering a combined EPA gas-mileage

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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid: Is It An Electric Car, Or Not?

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The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid is the second best-selling plug-in electric car in the U.S. The car’s plug-in hybrid powertrain adds a 4.4-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack to what is today. It outsells the Nissan Leaf and is bested only by the Chevrolet Volt. But if you view it as an electric car, it’s an odd duck indeed.

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2012 Toyota Yaris

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The all-new 2012 Toyota Yaris at last yanks this subcompact model into the current decade, with sportier styling, a more conventional interior (no more central instruments!), Its problem may be that it sits in the showroom next to the new Prius C hybrid hatchback, which is about the same size, has good room inside for people

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Toyota debuts hybrid car at Auto China 2012

Green Cars News

The Auto China 2012 event was the setting for Toyota to introduce a brand new hybrid car – known as Yundong Shuangqing (pictured left). As you might expect from the name, the vehicle won’t be making its way to Europe or North America any time soon – it’s a China-only concept hybrid car that boasts [.]. Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Toyota Auto China 2012 green cars hybrid cars Toyota Dear Qin Toyota hybrids Toyota Yundong Shaungqing

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2012 Honda Civic, Hybrid & Natural Gas: Ultimate Guide

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The Honda Civic originally made its name in the 1970s, arriving at the perfect time to attract tens of thousands of customers scared out of larger, thirstier vehicles by the oil crisis. Four decades down the line and the Civic still has a reputation as a gas sipper, though the modern car is unrecognisable from its first-generation counterpart

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2012 Lexus CT 200h

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When you think of the Lexus brand, do you imagine a compact, semi-sporty hybrid hatchback? That's what the 2012 Lexus CT 200h is, and while it's a departure for Toyota's luxury brand, it's a surprisingly successful one. Its mission is to make Lexus relevant to a new audience: Gen X and Gen Y buyers with green leanings who are moving up from their

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2012 Nissan Leaf Gets Even Cheaper: Now, $139/Month Lease

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The 2012 Nissan Leaf, however, is not doing so well. Despite being one of the earliest electric cars on the market, it's been outsold three to two this year by the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. Plug-in electric car sales are growing in the U.S., with the Chevy Volt in particular going from strength to strength. What is it that carmakers do to boost

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UK take-up of grants for EVs and hybrids rises 20% in first half of 2012; 134 more claims

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Take up of grants for the purchase of electric and hybrid cars rose by nearly 20% in the UK in the first half of 2012 compared with the same period in 2011. Figures reported by Greenwise Business show that as of 30 June 2012 a total of 814 claims were made through the Government’s £5,000 (US$7,900) electric car grant in the first six months of 2012 compared to 892 claims received during the whole of 2011.

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2012 Infiniti M35h

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From the outside, the 2012 Infiniti M35h hybrid looks just like any other model of the large luxury sport sedan. Only some subtle badges--one on each front fender, one on the trunk lid--denote its hybrid powertrain. It's the first hybrid for Infiniti, that gives the M35h the title of "fastest hybrid sedan" sold this year. Infiniti is proud of

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2012 Toyota Prius Vs. 2012 Chevrolet Volt: Which Is Right For You?

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With gasoline prices on the increase, many consumers are looking to buy a hybrid or plug-in hybrid as their next car in order to save gas and money. If going whole hog and ditching gasoline entirely in favor of an all-electric car like the 2012 Nissan Leaf or 2012 Mitsubishi i isn’t an option, the 2012 Chevrolet Volt and 2012 Toyota Prius

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2012 Kia Optima / Optima Hybrid

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Its greenest model, the 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid, shares a hybrid-electric system with the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, and receives the same The all-new 2011 Kia Optima range is a quantum leap ahead of previous Optimas, and the mid-size sedan has emerged as a strong and stylish competitor to the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Chevrolet Malibu.

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2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid: 95 MPGe. 2012 Chevy Volt: 94 MPGe. Game On?

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Japanese automaker Toyota has fired a warning shot across General Motors’ bow today with a revised set of gas mileage figures for the soon-to-be-launched 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid. Announced by Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bob Carter, official economy figures in electric-only mode have been improved from 87

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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Gets 4-Star NHTSA Safety Rating

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A few months after going on sale, the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid has been given an official crash-test rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Unlike the 5-star rated, five-door Prius liftback it is based on however, the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid only managed a 4-star overall rating.

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2012 Honda CR-Z

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The 2012 Honda CR-Z is the only two-seat sports coupe hybrid sold in the U.S., and one of the smallest hybrids you can buy today. Styled to look a lot like a modern version of Honda's classic 1980s CRX coupe, the Honda CR-Z tries to bridge the gap between green motoring and pure driving fun. Unfortunately, while the CR-Z tries to offer sportiness

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Nissan Transports 2012 Leafs With Solar-Powered Hybrid Ship

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Toyota might be the world’s largest hybrid automaker, but that isn’t stopping rival Japanese automaker Nissan from trying to become the world leader in hybrid electric car transporter ships. Its latest ship, announced on Tuesday this week, puts it ahead in the race to have the greenest shipping fleet of any automaker. Called the

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Is the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid The Invisible Plug-In Car?

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For the past few years, every time an automaker has launched a new plug-in hybrid or electric car, it’s been to a fanfare of sorts. But while Nissan, General Motors and Fisker have attracted the spotlight as more and more customers step up for their new cars, Press coverage of Toyota’s 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid has been small.

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2012 Toyota Prius C

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The 2012 Toyota Prius C has been a success from Day One, with strong sales for Toyota's new 50-mpg hybrid hatchback. If you're looking for the highest gas mileage of any non-plug-in vehicle on the market--but want something smaller and more nimble than the classic Prius liftback--the newest addition to the growing Toyota Prius line is well worth a

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Toyota Raises 2012 Hybrid Prices From $90 To $175

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If you're currently in the market for a Toyota hybrid, you might like to close the deal soon if you don't want to spend a few hundred dollars more. Toyota has announced it will raise the manufacturer's suggested retail price on selected Toyota and Scion models, effective with May 2012 production. Several hybrids will be included in the price rise

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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid: Brief Drive Report

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The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid is just now arriving at Toyota dealers in California plus a dozen or so other states. While it may look just like a standard Prius hybrid, it has a very important In the world of plug-in cars, the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt may get all the attention, but a new arrival will make it very much a three-car race.

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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid: 3rd Fastest-Selling Car In U.S.?

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Together, all of the above help us work out which cars are popular and which ones aren’t, but according to Cars.com (via Autobloggreen), the 2012 Toyota Prius What makes a new car a success? Is it the awards it wins, initial sales figures, how many people order it, or the average amount of time it stays on a dealer lot before being sold?

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Pike forecasts sales of hybrid and plug-in medium and heavy duty trucks to nearly double in 2012

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According to a new report from Pike Research, the worldwide market for hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric medium- (MD) and heavy-duty (HD) trucks will grow at 92% in 2012, with total sales surpassing 19,000. At the same time, the accelerating spread of alternative fuel vehicles will pose significant competition for growth in hybrid and electric trucks, especially given the latter’s relatively high upfront costs.

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2012 Honda Insight

Green Car Reports

Two years ago, Honda launched its Insight subcompact hybrid hatchback to high hopes. Regrettably, the company saw its hopes for soaring sales of its mild hybrids dashed, with the Insight selling less than half the projected number--largely because it suffered in comparison to its showroom stablemate, the Honda Fit.

2013 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Bows At 2012 New York Auto Show

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Toyota made a vow to build every one of its vehicle lines in hybrid form, and it's adding another model to the growing hybrid list at this year's 2012 New York Auto Show with the introduction of the 2013 Lexus ES 300h. The first Lexus ES hybrid seems to share much with the latest Toyota Camry Hybrid, although Lexus hasn't revealed all the details

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Bring your Green Vehicle to Brookline, MA - October 21!

Electric Cars are for Girls

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum on Sunday October 21, 2012 will be hosting our second annual Green Day: Bringing Technology and People Together through Green Innovations - a family friendly event to promote green driving and living in Massachusetts. We welcome those with any green modes of transportation; grease cars, electric cars, hybrid cars, solar cars, motorized and regular bicycles, Segways, scooters, etc.

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2012 Nissan Leaf

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The 2012 Nissan Leaf is the second year of production for the first mass-produced, battery-electric vehicle of modern days. Like the original Toyota Prius hybrid, the 2012 Leaf is easy to And it remains a milestone in many ways: It does everything a conventional car does, at least up to 70 miles or so of range, and emits no emissions at all.

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