Michigan schools select Proterra powered electric school buses and charging systems for 5y pilot

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Michigan is the first state in the US to dedicate the entirety of its first round of VW settlement funding to support transitioning their schools’ bus fleets to clean, quiet all-electric school buses. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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Could Tennessee top Michigan in U.S. electric-car production (if not California)?

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Today, battery-electric cars are built in volume at only three locations across the entire United States. Tesla builds its three different electric models in Fremont, California; the new 2018 Nissan Leaf has just gone into production in Smyrna, Tennessee; and the Chevrolet Bolt EV is built at the Orion Assembly Plant in Michigan. Michigan chattanooga California Fremont assembly plug-in cars Tennessee Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) assembly plants Smyrna

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Tesla wins Michigan court fight to get e-mails by lobbyist, lawmaker

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As a Tesla lawsuit over the state of Michigan's dealership franchise law grinds on, the Silicon Valley automaker scored a recent legal victory. A federal magistrate has ordered two Michigan lawmakers to turn over their communications to the company's lawyers, including emails they sent to lobbyist groups. Politics Michigan lawsuit Tesla Motors plug-in cars dealerships Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Does Michigan hate electric cars? Buyers, drivers challenged by myriad factors

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That appears to be particularly the case in Michigan, home to the three largest U.S. CHECK OUT: Michigan Gov Snyder Signs 'Corrupt Politics At Its. Michigan plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) state laws charging infrastructure Charging stationsAs Kermit the Frog sang, sometimes it's not easy being green. automakers. The Great Lakes State is a global hub of automotive technology, the bulk of it centered around internal-combustion engines.

University of Michigan team wins 2016 solar car race

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Other than charging a battery-electric car using electricity harvested by photovoltaic panels, solar power isn't exactly practical for current production cars. a team of students from the University of Michigan beat 23. Michigan Students solarBut every year, dozens of solar-powered race cars compete in events around the world held for college students. In the U.S.,

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Tesla Model 3 won't be delivered in Michigan to buyers; lawsuit grinds on

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An ongoing lawsuit continues to complicate life for potential buyers of the Tesla Model 3, and the automaker's other electric cars, who live in Michigan. Michigan lawsuit Tesla Motors plug-in cars dealerships Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Tesla and the state remain locked in a legal battle over the state's franchise law, which requires automakers to sell vehicles only via an independently owned and franchised dealership.

New LG Michigan plant could boost GM electric-car domestic content

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General Motors in-car electronics Michigan GM plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) LG Chem assembly plantsThe question of where consumer goods are made has become more prominent in our political discourse of late, cars among them. Every automobile sold in the U.S. carries a listing of content sources, specifying what percentage by value of its overall content comes from which countries or regions. Electric cars, it turns out, have some anomalies.

French electric autonomous vehicle maker NAVYA to build 1st US assembly plant in Michigan; partnership with U Michigan

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NAVYA, a pioneer in developing and manufacturing autonomous vehicles, will establish its first assembly plant outside of Europe in Southeast Michigan. To achieve that goal, NAVYA plans to hire a team of 15 people at the Michigan facility by the end of 2017. In 2016, Michigan Gov.

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Ford, University of Michigan open $8M battery lab focused on test production of advanced technologies

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Ford and the University of Michigan opened a new $8-million battery lab, housed at the U-M Energy Institute, which will serve as a battery manufacturing facility designed to support pilot projects. Advanced manufacturing methods will be used to make test batteries that replicate the performance of full-scale production batteries, allowing for faster implementation in future production vehicles. —Ted Miller, Ford’s manager of battery research.

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FCA to invest $4.5B to expand production capacity in Michigan, electrify Jeep vehicles with PHEV, possible BEV models

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billion in five of its existing Michigan plants, and will work with the city of Detroit and state of Michigan on building a new assembly plant within city limits. In response to a shift in consumer demand toward SUVs and trucks, the Company discontinued compact car production and retooled plants in Illinois, Ohio and Michigan to make full use of available capacity to expand the Jeep and Ram brands. Production of the Ram 1500 Classic continues at Warren Truck (Michigan).

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Ford To Partner With University Of Michigan On Electric-Car Battery Lab

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To launch its Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, General Motors chose to build and expand its very own battery lab. According to the Detroit News, it will partner with the University of Michigan by helping to fund a laboratory where car makers can test prototype battery cells for future Crosstown rival Ford is taking a different route.

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LG Chem Michigan Inc. to start automotive Li-ion battery production in July for Chevy Volt

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LG Chem Michigan Inc. LGCMI) is targeting the launch of commercial production of automotive lithium-ion battery cells in July, 2013 at its Holland, Michigan facility once it has successfully completed the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) and gained customer approval. The plant initially will manufacture batteries for the Chevrolet Volt, and the volume is expected to consistently increase depending on the EV market and securing additional contracts. Batteries

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Electric Cars Represent U.S. Jobs, Says Michigan Governor Granholm

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That's the message from former Michigan governor, Jennifer M. billion in grants were offered, in order to develop and build electric vehicles and their batteries. Want to support American jobs? Then support electric cars. Granholm. Granholm was governor of the state when $1.35 Writing in the Huffington Post, Granholm says that these grants didn't

GM nearly triples size of Global Battery Systems Lab in Michigan

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General Motors has nearly tripled the size of its Global Battery Systems Laboratory. To maintain our battery leadership, this additional real estate is filled with new capability that will help us improve speed to market for our next generation of battery systems and help us improve the value equation to our customers around the world. The ability to act as the hub for validation and testing of all battery systems designed for use in future GM vehicles around the world.

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Latest Popemobile is Opel Ampera-e electric car made in Michigan

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plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Popemobile Pope Francis Opel Ampera-eAll sorts of vehicles have been pressed into service to carry Popes, from simple Fiats to giant Mercedes-Benz luxury landaulets. Francis, the current Pope, has a preference for small, simple, environmentally friendly cars—and largely does without the bulletproof glass enclosures found in some previous "Popemobiles." His latest vehicle is.

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Li-ion maker A123 Systems to build HQ complex in Michigan, shrink US cell manufacturing

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A123 Systems LLC, a developer and manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries and systems, plans to spend $40 million to build a new headquarters complex in Novi, Michigan. The new 150,000 square foot campus will replace A123’s leased space in Livonia and Romulus, Michigan. This will impact approximately 200 manufacturing jobs at the company’s current locations in Livonia and Romulus, Michigan. Batteries

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GM, University of Michigan extend collaborative research through 2017

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General Motors and the University of Michigan will extend their collaborative automotive research efforts through 2017. Launched in 1998, Collaborative Research Laboratories (CRL) at the University of Michigan have led to significant commercial and academic success for students, the university and the automaker. In addition, GM and the University of Michigan have an existing, separate CRL that concentrates on smart material developments.

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GM and Honda to establish industry-first $85M joint fuel cell system manufacturing operation in Michigan

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FCSM will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Michigan, south of Detroit.

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Ford begins production of 2012 Focus Electric at Michigan Assembly, C-MAX models on deck

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Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant is starting production of the 2012 Focus Electric ( earlier post )—a five-passenger, battery-electric car Ford expects will achieve more than a 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) fuel economy rating. Focus Electric is powered by a 23 kWh lithium-ion (li-ion) battery system (with cells from LG Chem/Compact Power) with an advanced active liquid cooling and heating system to precondition and regulate the temperature.

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DOE Inspector General review finds automotive Li-ion battery maker LG Chem Michigan misused Recovery Act funds; DOE management, low market demand contributory

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A review by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has found that Li-ion battery maker LG Chem Michigan misused funds awarded to it under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). The OIG review found that LG Chem Michigan inappropriately claimed and was reimbursed for labor charges incurred by a variety employees for activities that did not benefit the project. In February 2010, LG Chem Michigan Inc. (LG

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U Michigan to award > $1M to U-M technologies with potential to solve transportation challenges

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University of Michigan will award more than $1 million in grant funding to technologies that demonstrate high potential for solving transportation's toughest challenges. The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Transportation ( MTRAC ) program, in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corp.,

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AKASOL entering N. American market with new battery production facility for commercial vehicles

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Germany-based AKASOL, a manufacturer of high-performance lithium-ion battery systems for commercial vehicles, plans to open a production facility in the metro Detroit area of Michigan. AKASystem OEM PRC battery system. Batteries Manufacturing

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GM Ventures Invests In Startup Michigan Battery Cell Maker

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Founded in 2007 and based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the company develops "next-generation" solid-state lithium-ion battery cells. If nothing else, the new, post-bankruptcy General Motors is quicker moving than the old one. The latest proof? GM Ventures, its venture-investment arm, has quietly invested $3.2 million in Sakti3, Inc. Thus far, Sakti3

LG Chem to establish new electrolyte production plant in Michigan

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Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm announced that LG Chem will establish a new electrolyte production plant in Holland in West Michigan, expanding the state’s battery supply chain. The new electrolyte production plant will be located near LG Chem’s $303-million battery cell plant in Holland which is under construction. The 600,000 square-foot battery cell plant is expected to be fully operational in 2012 with up to 400 employees.

GE, Ford, University of Michigan in APRA-E project to develop a smart, miniaturized sensing system for EV batteries; smarter BMS for longer life

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GE researchers, in partnership with Ford Motor Company and the University of Michigan, are developing a smart, miniaturized sensing system that has the potential to significantly extend the life of automotive traction batteries over the conventional battery systems used in electric vehicles today. The car battery remains the greatest barrier and most promising opportunity to bringing EVs mainstream. ARPA-E Batteries

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Ford, Detroit Edison and Extreme Power Working to Build One of Michigans Largest Solar Power Systems at Michigan Assembly Plant; 2 MWh Battery Storage System

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Ford, Detroit Edison and Xtreme Power are teaming up to establish one of Michigan’s largest solar power generation systems and electric vehicle charging stations at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich. Ford will work with Detroit Edison to install a 500 kW solar photovoltaic panel system at Michigan Assembly. A secondary, smaller solar energy system will be integrated at a later date to power lighting systems at Michigan Assembly.

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Ford Insourcing Key Electrification Components; Will Engineer and Assemble Hybrid Battery Packs and Transaxles in Michigan

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Ford Motor Company, moving to create a center of excellence in Michigan for vehicle electrification, is investing $135 million to design, engineer and produce key components for the company’s next-generation hybrid-electric vehicles. will assemble the battery packs beginning in 2012, moving work to Michigan that is currently performed in Mexico by a supplier. Ford’s investment also supports the necessary engineering and launch costs for the advanced battery systems.

2010 69

University of Michigan and Ford researchers see plentiful lithium resources for electric vehicles

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Researchers from the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Co. report in Journal of Industrial Ecology that even with a rapid and widespread adoption of electric vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries, lithium resources are sufficient to support demand until at least the end of this century. Demand was estimated under the assumption of two different growth scenarios for electric vehicles and other current battery and non-battery applications. Batteries

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Ford planning incremental $850M in Michigan between 2011 and 2013

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Ford Motor Company plans to invest an additional $850 million in Michigan between 2011 and 2013 as part of the company’s commitment to competitively grow its engineering and manufacturing employee base, upgrade its facilities in the state and further improve its vehicle fuel economy. Ford’s investment will generate up to 1,200 new full-time positions in manufacturing and engineering operations in Michigan by 2013.

DOE launches its first Li-ion battery recycling R&D center: ReCell; driving toward closed-loop recycling

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched its first lithium-ion battery recycling center, called the ReCell Center. The ReCell Center will help expedite the pursuit to profitable lithium-ion battery recycling. Batteries Recycling

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Bill Ford: Michigan must become the Silicon Valley of the mobility revolution; emphasis on green and smart technologies

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In an address at the 2012 Mackinac Policy Conference, Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford said that “ Michigan must become the Silicon Valley of the mobility revolution ” and outlined key public policy areas to help improve the state’s competitiveness and ensure that the state realizes the full benefit of that impending revolution. He also described urban mobility specifically as the greatest opportunity for Michigan.

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Predicting Electric-Car Battery Life: GE, Ford, U of Michigan Team Up

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But because the development of the modern electric car is still in its infancy, automakers are still struggling to predict how long an electric car battery Because the gasoline car has been in continual production and development for over 100 years, automakers can use past experience to estimate how long cars -- and their engines -- will last.

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Ford to Invest Additional $450M in Michigan for Hybrid and Plug-in Vehicle Production; Battery System Design and Development to Be In-House Core Competency

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Ford Motor Company will invest an additional $450 million in its electric vehicle plan, paving the way to build its next-generation hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicle vehicles in Michigan beginning in 2012. The new investment is in addition to Ford’s already announced plans to invest $550 million to transform Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich. from a large SUV factory to build the all-new Focus starting in 2010 and Focus Electric pure battery electric vehicle in 2011.

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Michigan Awards $543.5M in Tax Credits to Four Battery Makers, Who Announce Plans for $1.7B Investment in Li-ion Battery Plants in Michigan

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The Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) Board awarded $543.5 million in tax credits to four battery companies announcing plans to invest more than $1.7 The four companies receiving the tax credits and announcing plant plans are Johnson Controls-Saft Advanced Power Solutions LLC; KD Advanced Battery Group LLC; A123Systems Inc.; Today marks a defining moment for Michigan's future as we see a new industry begin to take root and grow new jobs.

Dow Kokam Breaks Ground on Li-ion Battery Manufacturing Plant in Michigan

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Dow Kokam’s Chief Executive Officer Ravi Shanker was joined by Vice President Joe Biden, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, The Dow Chemical Company Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris and others at a groundbreaking ceremony in Midland, Michigan for Dow Kokam’s new advanced, large-format battery production facility. The facility will produce lithium-ion batteries to supply the growing electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) market.

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Michigan Awards Additional $220 Million in Battery Credits

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The state of Michigan is continuing their efforts to become the worldwide leaders in automotive battery production. State legislators recently approved another plan that will award $220 million in tax credits to companies in the advanced automotive battery field. The legislation and credits from the plan will be directly beneficial to numerous

Michigan Adds Another $220M in Tax Incentives for Advanced Battery Companies

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Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm signed legislation that increases tax incentives for companies that develop and manufacture advanced batteries. The new law adds an additional $220 million in refundable tax credits for companies involved in the development and application of advanced-battery research, engineering, and manufacturing. Those incentives, which included tax credits to help produce the battery for GM’s Chevy Volt. Tags: Batteries

A123 Systems Opens Li-ion Automotive Battery Manufacturing Plant in Michigan

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A123 Systems announced the grand opening of the largest lithium ion automotive battery production facility in North America, which it calls the largest, based on available data. The factory is designed to enable the complete production process, including research and development, manufacturing of high-value components, cell fabrication, module fabrication and the final assembly of complete battery packs ready for vehicle integration.

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Ford Receives $55M Incentive from State of Michigan for Battery and EV Work

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Ford Motor Company has received a $55 million incentive from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) for its work in advanced battery and electrical vehicle development. Ford will receive refundable tax credits through the new Michigan Advanced Battery Credits initiative. Ford’s electrification strategy involves three types of electrified vehicles—battery electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Daimler Trucks & Buses and CATL enter global Li-ion battery cell modules supply agreement for electric trucks

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Daimler Trucks & Buses and battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) have entered a global battery cell modules supply agreement for electric trucks. CATL will supply lithium-ion battery cell modules for a wide range of Daimler Trucks & Buses’ global electric truck portfolio to be introduced in markets from 2021 onwards, including the Mercedes-Benz eActros, the Freightliner eCascadia and the Freightliner eM2. Batteries Heavy-duty

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500 kW Solar PV system goes online at Fords Michigan Assembly; 2 MWh energy storage system

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The primary element of one of Michigan’s largest solar power generation systems at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant is now up and running. The system is the result of collaboration between Ford, DTE Energy, Xtreme Power, the city of Wayne and the state of Michigan. Ford collaborated with DTE Energy to install the 500 kW solar photovoltaic panel system at Michigan Assembly. Michigan Assembly will operate on a blend of renewable and conventional electricity.

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Michigan EV maker GGT Electric wins South Carolina state contract for LSVs

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Michigan-based low-speed electric vehicle manufacturer GGT ( GreenGoTek ) Electric has been awarded one of South Carolina’s first statewide contracts to bring low-speed electric vehicles (LSVs) to the state’s automotive fleet. The E-Dyne van is powered by a 72V or 96V Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM)battery pack. Range is 30+ miles (48+ kilometers) with the 72V battery and 40+ miles (64 km) with the 96V option.

Monash University, Toyota Research Institute team develop family of borane-based ionic liquids for advanced battery electrolytes

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A team from Monash University, a leading university in Australia, and the Toyota Research Institute North America (TRINA), a division of Toyota Motor North America R&D (TMNA) based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, reports a novel family of closo-boron-cluster based room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs).

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