Honda Unveils 2011 Odyssey Minivan

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Honda has unveiled the 2011 Odyssey minivan, due to go onsale this fall. The company previewed a concept version at the Chicago Auto Show in February. Currently the Odyssey is best-selling minivan in the US. 2011 Odyssey. Click to enlarge. Compared to the current Odyssey, the 2011 model’s lower roofline (-1.6 inches versus 2010 Odyssey EX) and wider track (+1.4

LG Chem to provide Li-ion pack for Chrysler Pacifica PHEV minivan

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LG Chem announced that it won a contract to supply the 16 kWh Li-ion battery pack and controls for the new Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivan introduced earlier this year at the Detroit auto show. Yonhap. Earlier post.). Chrysler estimates that the Pacifica Hybrid will deliver an all-electric range of 30 miles. In city driving, it is expected to achieve an efficiency rating of 80 MPGe based on US Environmental Protection Agency standards.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: Plug-In Minivan Offers 30 Miles Of Electric Range

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Chrysler’s Town & Country was one of the first minivan on the market when it arrived in 1989 as a spinoff of the original Dodge Caravan, and its mix of practicality and near-premium status did a lot to boost the segment. Detroit Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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GAC Motor shows electric three-row minivan concept, delays US brand launch to 2020

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China’s GAC Motor introduced a California-designed electric concept vehicle called the Entranze earlier this week in Detroit, at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. Detroit Auto Show GACThe concept, a family hauler with three rows of seating and room for up to seven, appears with its “Slick Bullet” exterior design—somewhat.

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Chrysler introduces Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivan; 80 mpge city, 30-mile AER

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Chrysler unveiled the all-new 2017 Pacifica minivan in both conventional and plug-in hybrid versions at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The PHEV is the minivan segment’s first. As the original creator of the minivan more than 30 years ago, FCA US LLC has racked up 78 innovations through the first five minivan generations.

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Road Test: 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid

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All-New, All-Hybrid Family-Friendly Minivan. To further its electrification commitment, Toyota has released two 2021 hybrid-only models–the Venza crossover and the Sienna minivan. Next up for 2021 is the all-new Sienna Hybrid minivan, which previously was powered only by a gasoline V6.

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Maserati Levante SUV to get plug-in hybrid version via Pacifica minivan

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At the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler unveiled its first production plug-in electric model, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. In fact, the electrical components (if not the minivan's V-6 engine and front-wheel drive) may soon end up in. Perhaps not surprisingly, its plug-in hybrid powertrain won't be unique to the Pacifica, though. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: lifetime carbon emissions 24 percent lower vs standard minivan

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Carbon Footprint Detroit Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids global warming greenhouse gas climate change plug-in carsCars that run entirely or partly on electricity from a battery pack have no tailpipe emissions, but to judge their overall impact, you have to look at lifetime wells-to-wheels emissions. That includes emissions associated with extracting, refining, and burning the fuel used to make the electricity that recharges them, as well as the same for any.

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Honda hybrid minivan, SUV, or pickup coming; dedicated hybrid in 2018 too

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Detroit Auto Show Future Cars Full hybridIn recent years, Honda has announced that it planned to release advanced-technology green cars in the future—without mentioning even their names, let alone any details or specifications. That's what happened two years ago with a pair of unnamed battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles that later proved to be two new variants of the Honda.

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Electric Ford F-Series, Lincoln crossover, Tesla charger, Chinese minivan: Today's Car News

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designed concept at the Detroit auto show. At a meeting with investors following the Detroit auto show Ford Global Vice. Ford plans to build an all-electric F-series truck. Lincoln's making electric "elegant." Tesla has released a new portable Level 2 home charger. And Chinese automaker GAC showed a U.S.-designed All this and more on Green Car Reports. GAC Electric Car Chargers

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2011 Detroit Auto Show: 2012 Toyota Prius V, Wagon / Minivan

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At 50 miles per gallon, the 2011 Toyota Prius five-door hatchback is the most fuel-efficient car sold in the U.S. But, says Toyota, its customers told the company they needed more room--for people, for stuff, for stretching out. So the quintessential Prius hybrid is becoming not just a vehicle but a family. Its first new member is the Prius V

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Tesla layoffs, US-built VW electric car, an electrified Detroit: The Week in Reverse

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Which Chinese automaker showed an electric minivan in Detroit? Detroit Auto ShowWhat upcoming SUV will underpin a new "elegant" electric from Lincoln? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending January 18, 2019. Last week, the CES show in Las Vegas was something of a disappointment for visitors.

2011 Detroit Auto Show: Ford C-Max Hybrid & Energi Plug-In Concepts

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Now, Ford is pioneering another hybrid model: the small minivan, or as Europeans call it, the people carrier. Hybrid mini-minivan Between 10 and 10:30 am today at the Detroit Auto Show, Ford will pull the wraps off a While Toyota dominates global hybrid production, Ford was the first company to launch a hybrid SUV: the Ford Escape Hybrid, in 2004.

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Honda Hybrid Concept S: Global People Mover At Beijing Auto Show?

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China's auto shows, which alternate between Beijing and Shanghai--just as Frankfurt and Paris alternate in Europe--are already significant global events with dozens of world premieres. Honda is taking its turn today, launching concepts for both a sedan and what it calls a "new-value passenger mover," or small minivan.

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Skip to Content Budget travel destinations for 2009 Autoblog AOL Autos Green Daily Gadling Engadget AutoblogGreen Autoblog Green Web Images Video News Local More → x Jobs Mapquest Movies Music Personals Shopping Travel Yellow Pages Send us a tip Contact us Advertise Corrections/Problems? Postal Service Minivan - Click above for high-res gallery Chrysler is celebrating Earth Day today by unveiling the first four of what will be a fleet of 250 battery-powered minivans for the U.S.

KPMG survey finds global auto execs ranking fuel efficiency the top consumer priority

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When asked which vehicle categories will see global sales increases over the next five years, hybrid fuel vehicles (84%) were most frequently named by the respondents, followed by electric vehicles (77%), which was a new category option in the survey this year, cars (69%), other alternative fuel vehicles (63%), basic or introduction cars (60%), cross-overs (56%), SUVs (51%), luxury vehicles (46%), small pick-up trucks (45%), minivans (41%), and large pick-up trucks (27%).

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J.D. Power Asia Pacific study finds auto brands improve in gratifying new-vehicle owners in China

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Intensified competition has driven both international and domestic auto brands to launch new and better vehicles that appeal specifically to the eyes and hearts of Chinese consumers. Minivan segment: Wuling Rongguang. After remaining flat during the past three years, owner satisfaction with new-vehicle performance and design in China has improved from 2009, fueled by intense competition between brands and models in the market, according to the J.D.

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Tech: Autonomous Vehicles Are Going to Require a New Brain

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Auto manufacturers will also be faced with growing demands as the industry prepares to meet new conditions of this massive cultural shift among drivers towards autonomous vehicles. Waymo minivans are already driverless. Preparing for the Cultural Shift with Neural Manufacturing.

2011 Detroit Auto Show: Ford Focus, C-Max, Vertrek Photo Gallery

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There was the new C-Max seven-seat compact minivan. From the moment Ford CEO Alan Mulally drove onstage in a 2012 Ford Focus ST, the first of half a dozen new compact Ford models, it was all about small cars. There were small fast cars (that Focus ST) and small gasoline cars (the four-door Focus sedan and five-door Focus hatchback). There were two

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'Most' Of Fiat Chrysler's U.S. Vehicles Will Be Hybrid By 2025, CEO Says

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will soon launch a hybrid version of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan as part of a redesign of that model that will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January. While it's the sole FCA hybrid in recent memory to be named specifically, it will apparently be just one of many new hybrid models from the. Future Cars Sergio Marchionne Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

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Presidential Auto Task Force Concluded Plug-In GM Volt Likely Too Expensive To Be Commercially Successful in the Short-Term

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Following the short address on Monday during which President Barack Obama outlined the next steps for GM and Chrysler ( earlier post ), the White House posted summaries of the Presidential Auto Task Force’s assessment of the business plans provided by the two struggling automakers, which led to the terms that are currently unfolding. Chrysler’s product strength is in the pickup, SUV, and minivan segments—all of which are relatively low in fuel efficiency.

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Sales of Nissan e-POWER electrified vehicles in Japan surpasses 500,000-unit cumulative milestone

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In March 2018 an e-POWER version of the popular Serena minivan was launched, which was followed by the all-new Kicks SUV e-POWER in June 2020. The 2021 Auto Shanghai motorshow is set to introduce e-POWER technology in the China market.

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Chrysler Group partnering with NextEnergy to evaluate vehicle-to-grid technology

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Chrysler Group is working with NextEnergy to evaluate vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology using four all-electric minivans. The battery-powered minivans are connected to a charging module that, using NextEnergy technology, can simulate any electrical grid in the world. The two-year Chrysler-NextEnergy partnership launched in 2011 and has been gathering data from four Chrysler Town & Country minivans equipped with all-electric powertrains.

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Chrysler Pacifica PHEV contract marks first delivery of a complete pack for volume NA PHEV for LG Chem

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Li-ion battery maker LG Chem will supply the 16-kWh Li-ion battery pack system and controls for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. The Pacifica Hybrid, scheduled to be launched in late 2016 and introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, will be the first mass-produced hybrid minivan in North America. Earlier post.)

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China Car Sales Likely Hit New Record in April

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Bolstered by government stimulus plans, sales of autos in China likely reached a record high of 1.15 China unveiled a support package for the auto industry early this year, cutting purchase taxes for cars with small engine capacities and providing subsidies to rural purchasers. According to CAAM, sales of minivans and economy cars surged in April, with SGMW and ChangAn, China’s two largest minivan makers, recording sales gains of more than 50 percent from last year.

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GAC Motor to introduce signature sedan and new electric concept car at Detroit show

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China-based GAC Motor will feature its existing sedan, SUV, minivan and NEV at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. A new sedan model and a concept car will also make their world debuts during GAC Motor’s press conference. GAC Motor’s exhibition at 2018 NAIAS will feature high-end models including the GA8, GS8 and GM8, which provided safe and reliable service for attendees at the Fortune Global Forum 2017 as the event’s official service vehicles.

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PwC: Chinese automotive market decelerating faster than anticipated

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While overall sales growth has been slowing and market share battles are becoming increasingly competitive in the Chinese car and minivan market, the SUV and multipurpose vehicles (MPV) segments show significant strength. Looking forward, automakers will need to focus on interior cities to support long-term growth—and if they can do this while leveraging their product portfolio, they can weather the storm and maintain a stake in the most lucrative market in the auto sector.

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Europe's Toyota Prius V Wagon: Better Battery, Two More Seats

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At last month’s 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the wraps came off the new 2012 Toyota Prius V, a bigger and more practical version of the Prius hatchback that treads the line between wagon and minivan. Despite the extra height, weight, and girth, however, the vehicle is still limited to five seats--just like the hatchback. Toyota Prius fans in

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Nissan releases Serena S-HYBRID in Japan

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The Nissan Serena minivan has taken the Nº1 position in minivan sales in Japan for calendar year 2011, fiscal year 2011 and for the first half of calendar year 2012. The One-Touch Auto Slide Door function for the sliding door on the left side of the vehicle, requested by many customers, is now standard on the Highway Star grades (2WD/4WD). Nissan Motor Co., launched the new Serena S-HYBRID in Japan.

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Who will be in the driver’s seat?

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Amy Sinclair is the only woman presently serving on the board of the Golden Gate Electric Vehicle Association (GGEVA) , and for many years she has been one of the few female members of this Electric Auto Association (EAA) Bay Area chapter. Women may soon become the leaders in EV purchasing.

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That’s not surprising—the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the company’s only previous plug-in hybrid, is a well-executed PHEV with an EPA-rated 32 miles of usable electric range that retains all the virtues of the Pacifica minivan.

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Japan Green-Car Subsidy Boosts Vehicle Sales 12.9% In July

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in July to 486,606 units, boosted by the government subsidy for environmentally friendly autos. jump partly on the popularity of the Fit subcompact and the Step WGN minivan. Nikkei. Sales of new vehicles in Japan climbed 12.9% The subsidies expire at the end of September. Automakers “are stepping up marketing activity, urging customers who are still driving old vehicles to buy new ones before the subsidies expire,” says an official at Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Toyota Motor Corp.

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Toyota to Unveil New Compact Car Concept for India at New Delhi Show

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TKM), plans to unveil a concept for a new compact car designed for the Indian market, as well as display 13 other concept and production vehicles, at the 10 th Auto Expo automobile show in New Delhi from 5-11 January 2010. Other vehicles on display are to include the redesigned Prado and Fortuner SUVs and the India-market-leading Innova minivan. Toyota Motor’s production and sales subsidiary in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private, Ltd.

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Chrysler Disbands ENVI Electric Vehicle Group; Function Absorbed into Traditional Line Organization

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At the North American International Auto Show in January 2009, Chrysler had introduced two new EV concepts and updates on three earlier EV concepts developed by the ENVI group. In April 2009, Chrysler unveiled four all-electric Chrysler Town & Country minivan concepts to the US Postal Service (USPS) in Washington, DC. In August, Chrysler took $70 million in grants from the US Department of Energy to develop a test fleet of 220 hybrid pickup trucks and minivans.

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2010 Toyota Prius Plug-In Arrives Early Next Year, For Fleets Only

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While Toyota's press conference today at the Los Angeles Auto Show covered the new 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan, a very special Prius hybrid on the show floor signaled the company's first tentative step into the world of plug-in vehicles. Toyota will deliver the first of 150 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrids early next year. But they will go only to

Changan Acquires AVIC Units to Become 3rd Largest Automaker in China

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China Ordnance Equipment Group, Chang’an’s parent, will transfer a stake in Chang’an Auto to AVIC in exchange for AVIC’s ownership share of minivan maker Harbin Hafei Automobile Industry Group, Changhe Automobile, engine maker Dongan Power, Changhe Suzuki and Dongan Mitsubishi. China wants to cut the number of its major auto groups to 10 or fewer from the existing 14 over the next three years through mergers and acquisitions. Shanghai Daily.

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Tesla CEO Musk launches Model X electric SUV: “safest SUV ever”

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The low center of gravity resulting from the low battery pack results in half of the rollover propensity of any current SUV or minivan, Musk said. In addition the falcon wing rear doors, the Model X front door is auto-sensing; it can detect the driver’s approach, open itself without driver touch, and then close once the driver is in the vehicle.

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GM Introduces GMC Granite Concept at NAIAS; Urban Utility Vehicle

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The GMC Granite concept, unveiled at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, If brought to market, the Granite would be the smallest GMC ever—it is a full 2 feet (0.6 Those dimensions create unique proportions that depart from conventional minivan, SUV or crossover designs, GM says.

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Ducker: automotive aluminum content to hit explosive growth from 2015 to 2025; 50 years of uninterrupted growth “guaranteed”

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NA aluminum sheet demand for auto body and closure parts. lbs (186 kg) and minivans at 396.5 Aluminum will comprise more than 75% of pickup truck body and closure parts; 24% of E Segment body and closure parts; 22% of SUV body and closure parts; and 18% of minivan body and closure parts. Click to enlarge.

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Analysis: What’s the Best Way to Market EVs?

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A new model provides a fresh start but as an unknown quantity needs heavy promotion to get traction in the crowded auto market. Next up will be the ID.Buzz electric minivan. Harley-Davidson Launches Stand-Alone Electric Bike Brand.

Road Test: 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

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This great-sounding system has SiriusXM, AM/FM/HD radio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. doesn’t have a ranking system for the cars, crossovers, minivans and trucks we review. Making a Case to Consider a Sedan. Great style. Drives as well as it looks. Gets more than 50 mpg.

LA show displays green car ‘glimpse into the future’

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The 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public today with a glittering display of green cars taking pride of place. The show, based at the Los Angeles Convention Center will host more than 30 significant world and North American debuts and feature more than 900 vehicles from sports cars and sedans to crossovers and minivans. As consumers start to show a renewed interested in buying vehicles, the auto show is.

Consumer Reports: Tesla and other domestic brands take big steps backwards in reliability rankings

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Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, and Tesla are among the brands that tumbled in Consumer Reports’ (CR) latest Annual Auto Reliability Survey, which collected data from its members about their experiences with more than half a million vehicles. Not only are auto manufacturers adding more and more turbocharged engines, but they’re increasingly pairing them to high-tech transmissions with eight, nine, even 10 gears.

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