Buick launches electric VELITE 6 MAV in China

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Buick has launched the VELITE 6 MAV electric vehicle in China. It represents the latest application of the Buick Blue strategy. Last year, Buick unveiled the Enspire battery-electric concept SUV in China. China Electric (Battery

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Buick launches VELITE 6 PLUS MAV EV with increased range of 410 km

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Buick launched the VELITE 6 PLUS MAV (multi-activity vehicle) electric vehicle in China. It represents the latest application of the Buick Blue strategy. The capacity of the battery in the VELITE 6 PLUS has been increased to 52.5 China Electric (Battery

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Buick to launch new electric, plug-in hybrid models in China; what about US?

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For 15 years now, Buick has been a far more important brand in China than it is in North America: four out of five Buicks sold globally are purchased by Chinese buyers. So Buick's announcement that it will take the wraps. China General Motors Plug-In Hybrids GM plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Buick Velite

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Buick announces VELITE 6 PHEV, BEV models for China

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Buick will add two new models to its China portfolio—the VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and VELITE 6 battery-electric vehicle (BEV)—to tap into the fast-growing domestic demand for new energy vehicles. Buick Velite Concept as introduced in November 2016.

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New Buick, BMW PHEVs for China

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Buick announced that it will shortly launch the Velite 5, its first extended range electric vehicle (EREV), in China. direct injection engine as well as its new-generation liquid-cooled, high-performance ternary lithium battery pack. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Global debut of Buick Enspire electric concept SUV in China; GM China sales up 2% in February, Buick up 4%

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GM’s Buick brand will stage the global debut of the Enspire, its new all-electric concept SUV, at Buick Brand Night on 17 April in Wuzhen, Zhejiang. Buick Enspire all-electric concept SUV teaser. Buick deliveries rose 4% to 92,007 units. China Electric (Battery) Sales

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Buick adding new eAssist mild hybrid to 2018 Buick LaCrosse as standard powertrain

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The Buick LaCrosse is adding eAssist light electrification for the 2018 model. This new eAssist system, when coupled with the four-cylinder engine, has a 19% increase in city fuel economy compared to the LaCrosse’s advanced V-6 and leverages a compact lithium-ion battery pack to provide select benefits found in fully electric vehicles, such as torque-assisted launch, energy-saving regenerative braking and exceptionally smooth stop/start.

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Buick VELITE 6 PHEV and Enspire all-electric concept SUV make global debut in China; VELITE 6 EV coming

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The Buick VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and the Buick Enspire all-electric concept SUV made their global debut at a launch event in Wuzhen, Zhejiang. Buick VELITE 6 electric vehicle (right) and Buick VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (left).

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Buick Hybrid Borrows From Volt

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A Buick hybrid crossover has been envisioned for several years. At first, reports noted that a Buick hybrid crossover would likely be derived from a Saturn model being developed with an electric drivetrain. The result is essentially the 2011 Buick hybrid plug-in crossover.

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Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle makes global debut in Shanghai; uses Malibu Hybrid powertrain

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The all-new Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) made its global debut at the 2016 Buick Day event in Shanghai, where the award-winning Buick Avista concept was also shown for the first time in China.

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Buick introduces Volt-based Velite 5 extended-range electric vehicle in China

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The Velite 5, Buick’s first extended-range electric vehicle, made its global debut in Shanghai today. Top: Buick Velite 5. direct injection engine as well as its new-generation lithium battery pack.

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SAIC-GM-Wuling launches its first EV; Buick Regal hybrid available in China

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Separately, Buick brought to market the all-new Regal for China. The lithium-ion battery pack can be fully charged in 7.5 Buick Regal. The all-new Regal is the first Buick model in China with GM’s latest nine-speed Hydra-Matic intelligent transmission.

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GM to bring mild hybrid system to 2012 Buick Regal

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The 2012 Buick Regal will be the second Buick model to feature the eAssist mild hybrid system from General Motors. Currently used in the LaCrosse, the second-generation light electrification technology uses an 115V lithium-ion battery system built with Hitachi power-optimised cells, an electric induction motor generator and regenerative braking. The lithium-ion battery boosts the 2.4litre [.].

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All-electric Buick small SUV to be based on Bolt EV: report

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The Chevrolet Bolt EV, initially intended to be adapted from the next-generation Chevy Sonic subcompact, ended up with unique underpinnings designed solely for use as a battery-electric vehicle. China Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtube Chevrolet Bolt

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Buick to introduce extended-range electric vehicle in China this year; also new generation 1.0T/1.3T Ecotecs and 9-speed

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Buick will adopt GM’s proven extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) technology, a new-generation of 1.0T/1.3T In the coming two years, Buick will also introduce plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in China—the brand’s largest market. engines that Buick will adopt in China integrate a number of advanced technologies, seven of which are being applied for the first time by GM.

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New GM Plug-In Hybrid In Buick Riviera Concept? Actually, No

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You may have read about the latest Buick Riviera concept car, which was unveiled last Saturday at the Shanghai Auto Show. Perhaps you also noticed that it uses a new and innovative plug-in hybrid powertrain that includes wireless battery charging. In the words of GM''s own press release: The new Riviera has adopted BIP (Buick Intelligent

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Buick offering 2.0L direct-injection turbo option for 2013 Verano

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For the 2013 model year, the Buick Verano (introduced in 2011), is offering buyers an Ecotec 2.0L GM says that the choice to use a small-displacement turbocharged engine for a more powerful Verano model is consistent with Buick’s effort to downsize its powertrains without sacrificing performance. Fuel economy numbers are not final, but the Verano Turbo is expected to be in line with Buick’s other turbocharged models.

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GM introduces Buick Envision plug-in hybrid

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There was yet another debut at this year’s Auto Shanghai 2011, as General Motors (GM) introduced the Buick Envision plug-in hybrid SUV concept. Equipped with a 2.0litre SIDI intelligent direct injection turbocharged engine with a pair of electric motor generators, the Envision includes a lithium-ion battery and automatic/manual eight-speed transmission. general motors Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Auto Shanghai 2011 Buick Envision GM plug-in hybrid cars

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Buick Hybrid makes world debut

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A new mild hybrid concept vehicle made its global debut at Auto Shanghai this week dubbed the Buick Business Concept. The GM Hybrid System, which made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2008, builds on belt-alternator-starter hybrid technology that is already available in the Buick LaCrosse Eco-Hybrid in China. The vehicle has been built with the aim of creating a modern global design that includes a subtle Chinese influence as China is the world’s largest Buick market.

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GM introduces Buick Envision plug-in hybrid SUV concept

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GM introduced the Buick Envision plug-in hybrid SUV concept vehicle in China; it will appear on the Shanghai GM stand at Auto Shanghai 2011. A high-performance lithium battery and a solar energy roof with optical equipment serve as an alternative energy source independent from the engine. When the vehicle needs more power or the battery is running low, the engine automatically kicks in to provide a Smart Charge for the battery. The Envision concept plug-in hybrid.

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Buick LaCrosse eAssist to go on sale in China priced at $40,833

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The Buick LaCrosse eAssist “Comfort” model will be priced at RMB 249,900 (US$40,833) when it arrives in select dealerships in China October. SIDI engine, a customized 6-speed transmission, a 15 kW electric motor and lithium-ion batteries. variants in July, the new Buick LaCrosse has recorded sales of more than 10,000 vehicles. The car is equipped with advanced eAssist mild electrification technology. The LaCrosse eAssist is powered by a powertrain that combines a 2.4L

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Buick Going Green With Plug-In SUV

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The announcement from General Motors that the technology once planned for the Saturn Vue will now instead end up in a Buick came as a huge shock to me. liter V6 engine, along with a modified version of the two-mode technology, and a lithium-ion battery pack. Can this really be true?

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General Motors launches Buick LaCrosse eAssist in China

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General Motors launched the Buick LaCrosse with eAssist on August 25. The LaCrosse is a popular member of the Buick family in China. At the heart of the LaCrosse eAssist is a 115V lithium-ion battery and 15kW motor-generator unit, which help increase fuel economy. This provides electricity to charge the battery and electric power assistance during heavy acceleration.

Buick Mild Hybrid Business Concept Vehicle Unveiled in Shanghai

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The Buick Business Concept Vehicle. The Buick Business Concept, a new mild hybrid concept vehicle designed to showcase Buick’s future vision of “business class on the road,” made its global debut at Auto Shanghai 2009. Performing intelligent hybrid battery charging.

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2012 Buick Regal to offer eAssist mild hybrid technology

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GM is applying its eAssist mild hybrid system to the 2012 Regal, making it the second Buick model after LaCrosse to feature the second-generation light electrification technology ( earlier post ), which is GM’s current default mild hybrid system for electrification applications of 20 kW power or less. —Steve Poulos, GM Chief Engineer for Mild Hybrid and Battery Electric Powertrains. The battery was designed from the outset some time ago for this type of application.it

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Buick LaCrosse with eAssist represented 25% of model sales in February; 31% take rate in California

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LaCrosse with eAssist—GM’s light electrification system—uses a compact lithium-ion battery pack and small electric motor to aid the performance of a fuel-efficient 2.4-liter gas engine, while advanced start/stop technology allows the vehicle to operate on just electricity while at rest. in February, a month in which it was Buick’s top-selling nameplate. Buick recently announced eAssist technology will be standard on the 2013 Regal luxury sport sedan.

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More Mild Hybrids: 2013 Buick Regal To Fit eAssist As Standard

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Mild hybrid technology is a cost-effective way of improving the gas mileage of a car using a fairly simple electric motor and battery setup. That's the approach Buick is It takes a lot of money and time to develop and produce hybrid cars and electric vehicles, but that's not to say regular gasoline cars can't benefit from some of their technology.

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GM makes eAssist standard on the 2013 Buick Regal; new SAE paper coming at World Congress

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For the 2012 model year, eAssist became standard for the larger Buick LaCrosse luxury sedan. The latest version of the eAssist system, as applied in the new Malibu, consists of: A 32-cell, 115V, 0.5-kW Li-ion battery pack (15 kW peak power) using cylindrical power-optimized cells from Hitachi. The power electronics and the pack are packaged in the “eAssist power pack” which includes the batteries (2 parallel 16-cell modules) and the power electronics, both of which are air-cooled.

GM to Debut Two-Mode Plug-in Hybrid Technology in New Buick Crossover in 2011; LG Chem to Supply the Li-ion Cells

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The 8 kWh battery pack for the new 2011 Buick PHEV crossover vehicle is prepared for testing at the General Motors Tech Center in Warren, Michigan. The new five-passenger crossover will build on the success GM has had with the Buick Enclave.

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GM China opening battery assembly plant in China to support growth of new energy vehicle line-up

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GM China will open a battery assembly plant in Shanghai later this year to support the growth of its new energy vehicle line-up. An example is the recently announced Velite 5 from Buick, which is the brand’s first extended range electric vehicle (EREV). Besides EREVs, GM will also introduce plug-in hybrid and pure battery electric vehicles. From 2017 through 2020, two-thirds of new energy vehicles launched by GM in China will be dedicated new energy vehicles.

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GM outlines electrification path in China; 10 NEVs from 2016-2020, double by 2023

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The Cadillac CT6 Plug-In, Buick VELITE 5 extended-range electric vehicle and Baojun E100 electric vehicle are among the models that have already been launched in the domestic market. The fundamental building block of an all-electric vehicle is the battery. GM China battery R&D lab.

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GM to debut two-mode plug-in hybrid

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The two-mode plug-in hybrid technology that was originally supposed to appear in the Saturn VUE will now make its debut in a new Buick crossover vehicle in 2011. It is expected to build on the success of the Buick Enclave and will combine a modified version of GM’s two-mode hybrid system with advanced lithium-ion battery cells and charging technology.

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GM CTO says company accelerating electric vehicle development in China; R&D focus on batteries and lightweight materials

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The facility, which is part of the GM China Advanced Technical Center, is engaged in research on battery technology and lightweight materials. We will apply innovative technologies to cell design and fabrication, test and validate advanced cell materials provided by suppliers, and ultimately integrate battery cells into future battery systems for our vehicles. China Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

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GM and ABB demonstrate prototype of Volt battery pack grid re-use application

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Distributed Energy Storage (DES) demonstration with GM Volt battery pack and ABB PQF inverter. In conjunction with the Plug-in 2011 event in Raleigh, NC, GM and ABB demonstrated a lab prototype of a distributed energy storage (DES) system that combines Volt battery technology and a proven grid-tied electric power inverter. We took a production battery, a production inverter, made the necessary modifications and found that it could perform the function needed.

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JATO: 2018 record year for EVs; sales up 74% to 1.26M units; overall market stable, as SUVs rule

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2018 marked a record year for the sale of battery-powered electric vehicles, according to data from JATO Dynamics. Electric (Battery) Market Background SalesPassenger electric cars recorded 1.26 million sales throughout the year, up by 74% (about 1.5% of total global sales).

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GM boosting production of Chevrolet Bolt EV more than 20% for Q4 compared to three-quarter average; 1% of US 1H vehicle deliveries

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In the second quarter, the all-new Buick Enclave and Regal were up 25% and 42% respectively. The Buick Encore had its best second quarter and first half sales ever. Electric (Battery) SalesUS and global demand for the Chevrolet Bolt EV has been very strong in 2018, with global sales estimated to be up more than 35% year over year in the second quarter and up more than 40% in the first half, according to GM.

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GM to introduce at least 10 new New Energy Vehicles in China from 2016-2020; focus on autonomy, connectivity and sharing

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These include the Cadillac CT6 Plug-In, the Buick Velite 5 extended-range electric vehicle and the Baojun E100 electric vehicle—all of which have been introduced in China within the past 12 months. By 2025, nearly all models from GM’s global brands in China—Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet—will offer electrification technology. To support GM’s growing NEV fleet planned for China, its SAIC-GM joint venture is opening a new battery assembly plant in Shanghai this year.

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GM to launch 18 models in China in 2017 for growth; half to be SUVs or MPVs; more new energy vehicles

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Half of the models to be introduced in 2017 under the Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun and Wuling brands will be SUVs or MPVs. The company introduced the Buick LaCrosse Hybrid, Chevrolet Malibu XL Hybrid and Cadillac CT6 Plug-In in 2016. SAIC-GM’s battery assembly plant in Shanghai will begin to produce battery packs for the company’s expanded offering of electrified vehicles.

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Closer look at GM eAssist electrification system

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General Motors has introduced a new light electrification system known as eAssist in its full-sized 2012 Buick LaCrosse and 2012 Buick Regal. At the heart of its power is an 115V, 0.5kWh lithium-ion battery system built with Hitachi third generation power optimised cells. general motors Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries GM GM eAssist Hitachi Hitachi batteries

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GM boosting production of Chevrolet Bolt EV more than 20% for Q4 compared to three-quarter average; 1% of US 1H vehicle deliveries

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In the second quarter, the all-new Buick Enclave and Regal were up 25% and 42% respectively. The Buick Encore had its best second quarter and first half sales ever. Electric (Battery) SalesUS and global demand for the Chevrolet Bolt EV has been very strong in 2018, with global sales estimated to be up more than 35% year over year in the second quarter and up more than 40% in the first half, according to GM.

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GM deliveries in March in China up 16% to new March record; SUVs, MPVs, luxury drive sales

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The Buick, Cadillac and Baojun brands all reached new sales highs for March. Their hot-selling models—the Baojun 510, Buick GL8 and Cadillac XT5—stood out in the fast-growing SUV, MPV and luxury segments, which accounted for about half of GM’s March sales. Buick deliveries rose 21% on an annual basis to a March record of 88,519 units. Buick announced last month that the Velite 5, its first extended range electric vehicle (EREV), will come to China shortly.

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GM outlines short-term electrification roadmap for China

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Expansion of GM’s electrified vehicle portfolio in China will be led by the Chevrolet Malibu XL Hybrid ( earlier post ) and Buick LaCrosse Hybrid ( earlier post ) as well as the Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) ( earlier post ) that will be introduced in the market later this year. four-cylinder engine mated to an integrated and modular two-motor electric drive unit, which is powered by an 80-cell, 1.5-kWh high-performance lithium-ion battery pack.

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Chevrolet will produce Bolt EV; ~200 mi of range

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Chevrolet confirmed production of a next-generation battery-electric vehicle based on the Bolt EV concept introduced last month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Electric (Battery

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