Toyota Prius Taxi Logs More Than 600,000 Miles; Batteries Last, Apparently (Video)

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One of the best ways to reassure potential hybrid drivers of the cars' general durability is to look to the hybrid taxis plying the streets of many world cities. Taxis cover far more miles each year than the. Videos Austria taxi

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Ideanomics’ MEG Group announces delivery of first EV taxi order to Chengdu; Geely to supply 15,000 taxis

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announced that its MEG Group, through its joint venture with iUnicorn, has finalized its first order of EV Taxis for the city of Chengdu. As part of the deal, MEG took over a previous order of 4,000 EV taxis from a third-party and helped facilitate the delivery of these taxis with the sales value of approximately US$50 million (RMB 356 million). The EV Taxis are supplied by Geely Auto Group and the financing for the vehicles was provided locally by Sichuan Tianfu Bank Co Ltd.

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London Taxi opens £300M plant for range-extended EV taxis; announces second model, an LCV

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The London Taxi Company (LTC) officially opened the UK’s first car plant dedicated solely to the production of range-extended electric vehicles. The new vehicle plant in Ansty, Coventry, will build the world’s first purpose-built, mass-market electric taxi. Electric (Battery) Hybrids

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TDK Ventures invests in electric air mobility company AutoFlightX; eVTOL air-cargo and air-taxi

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AutoFlightX is an eVTOL air-cargo and air-taxi company headquartered in Munich, with R&D centers in Shanghai and Shenzhen, China. Aviation Electric (Battery) Urban Air Mobility Urban mobilityTDK Corporation subsidiary TDK Ventures Inc.

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Audi, Airbus and Italdesign present flying, driving model prototype of flying taxi/autonomous EV concept

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This innovative concept for a flying taxi combines a self-driving electric car with a passenger drone. Flying taxis are on the way. In future senior citizens, children, and people without a driver’s license will want to use convenient robot taxis.

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Fuel-cell range extender for Nissan e-NV200 electric taxis announced by Symbio

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Advocates of battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell cars are often at odds over which powertrain technology is the more practical solution to reducing emissions. It fits hydrogen fuel cells as range extenders for battery-electric vehicles, primarily small delivery vans. hydrogen taxi Range-Extended Electric Vehicle fleet Nissan e-NV200

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Bespoke higher power version of GKN eAxle for London Taxi range-extended EV

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A bespoke development of GKN’s coaxial eAxle powers the rear wheels of the LEVC (London EV Company, formerly known as London Taxi Company)’s electrified TX model. This level of integration has significant benefits when it comes to packaging the eDrive unit within the new taxi’s chassis.

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Uber and Hyundai announce aerial ridesharing partnership, release new full-scale electric air taxi model at CES

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Uber and Hyundai Motor Company announced a new partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Aviation Electric (Battery) Ridesharing Urban Air Mobility Urban mobility

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DiDi partners with SoftBank in Japan for platform services for taxi industry, launches open new energy car-sharing platform

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have established a partnership to provide platform services for the taxi industry. The partnership will utilize DiDi’s advanced AI technologies to build ride-hailing platforms to enhance efficiency for both taxi operators and drivers. In 2017, taxi drivers completed 1.1

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Voyage partners with Renovo for autonomous taxi fleet

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Voyage, a startup in the autonomous taxi space, entered into a long-term strategic partnership with Renovo, a mobility technology company, to license Renovo’s AWare OS for use across its global fleet of automated vehicles. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Plug-ins

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Berkeley study finds self-driving electric taxi fleets in Manhattan would deliver significant cost and environmental benefits

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Using models they built and data from more than 10 million taxi trips in New York City, they found that the cost of service provided by a fleet of shared automated electric vehicles (SAEVs) would be $0.29-$0.61 Required fleet size by battery range and charging network.

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Berkeley Lab analysis finds autonomous electric taxis could greatly reduce US LDV GHG emissions

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The autonomous vehicles (AVs) gain their through three synergistic effects, the researchers found: (1) future decreases in electricity GHG emissions intensity; (2) smaller vehicle sizes resulting from trip-specific autonomous taxi deployment (i.e.,

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Nissan has more than 550 electric taxis on European roads

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With more than 550 electric taxis on European roads, Nissan is now Europe’s best-selling manufacturer of 100% electric taxis. During 2015, more than 100 electric vehicles were delivered to taxi companies across Europe. Nissan electric vehicles—the Nissan LEAF and the e-NV200, a passenger and light commercial vehicle—are becoming increasingly popular among European taxi businesses, with the Netherlands and the UK topping Nissan’s e-taxi league table.

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Symbio targets European taxi market with fuel cell range extender in Nissan e-NV200; 500 km range

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Symbio has integrated a 15 kW (net) fuel cell range extender in a Nissan e-NV200 electric van, with plans to introduce the vehicle to the European taxi market. Thus, this vehicle could be used for intensive urban taxi operations or for online passenger transportation network services.

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Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept to be used as race taxi in Formula E; “virtuality turns into reality”

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Audi has produced the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept car, which it will deploy as a race taxi in Formula E starting with the race in Rome on Saturday 14 April. The electric race taxi will be deployed at all European Formula E races and numerous other events in 2018.

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Bhutan Mulls Turning All Taxis Into Nissan Leaf Electric Cars

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Several cities are considering using Nissan Leaf electric cars as taxis, but no place has yet replaced every single taxi with the battery-electric hatchback. Soon, that may be the case in the small Asian nation of Bhutan, where Leafs could become more common (proportionally) than anywhere else in the world. According to the Financial Times (via

Taxi Electric in Amsterdam first to adopt the Nissan e-NV200

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Taxi Electric, based in Amsterdam, will be the first private taxi company to add the new battery-electric Nissan e-NV200 taxi ( earlier post ) to its fleet. Taxi Electric operates a fleet of 25 Nissan LEAF vehicles and was the first private taxi service to switch to a fleet of 100% electric taxis in November 2011. million km (932,000 miles) in taxi operations. We are very excited about the e-NV200 as it is designed to be a taxi.

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Better Place Launches Switchable-Battery Electric Taxi Project in Tokyo; Converted Crossovers with A123 Systems Packs

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Electric taxi driving through Ginza in Tokyo. Better Place launched a 90-day switchable-battery electric taxi in Tokyo in partnership with the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, and Nihon Kotsu, Tokyo’s largest taxi operator.

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Better Place consortium launches electric taxi project with battery switch station at Schiphol airport

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A Better Place-led project consortium has launched an electric taxi project—including a battery-switch station—at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The Battery Switch Station was built in partnership with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and will initially serve 10 Renault Fluence Z.E. taxis operated by three leading Dutch taxi companies—Connexxion, Bios and TCA. electric taxis at this time.

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Mayor of London: all new London taxis will need to be zero-emission capable from 2018

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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced plans that would require all new taxis presented for licensing in the capital to be zero-emission capable from 1 January 2018, with the expectation that they will automatically operate in zero-emission mode while in areas where the capital’s air quality is at its worst—such as parts of central London. The new zero-emission capable taxis being developed include both plug-in full series hybrid vehicles and full electric models.

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Nissan, New York City launch LEAF electric vehicle taxi pilot

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Nissan and New York City have launched a new electric vehicle taxi pilot with the Nissan LEAF. This pilot program, which puts six LEAF taxis into service beginning this spring, will help Nissan, the city, the taxi industry and the public understand how EVs can be integrated into future taxi fleets. with energy supplied by an advanced 48-module lithium-ion battery assembled at Nissan’s new battery plant in Smyrna.

Hong Kong launches first battery-electric taxi fleet with BYD e6; new charging stations

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BYD announced the launch of Hong Kong’s first all-electric taxi fleet using the BYD e6 electric cross-over sedan. BYD collaborated with Sime Darby Motors Group (Sime Darby), Hong Kong Taxi & Public Light Bus Association Limited, The Link Management Limited, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited and The Hong Kong Electric Company Limited to place into service the first batch of 45 BYD e6 Taxis. Hongkong first pure electric taxi fleet.

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Battery Electric London Taxi Ready for Trials

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A prototype electric version of the Mercedes Vito Taxi designed and built in six months by a consortium of British technology companies—Zytek, Valence Technology, Penso and Mercedes-Benz UK ( earlier post )—is ready for trials. The E-Vito taxi uses a new 70 kW version of Zytek’s proven electric drivetrain and a custom-designed Vocis gearbox built by Graziano.

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London Taxi relaunches as London EV Company; order for 225 vehicles from The Netherlands

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London Taxi Company (LTC) has relaunched as London EV Company (LEVC), marking the next stage in the company’s transformation. RMC, one of the Netherlands’ largest taxi operators, has been appointed as the importer and operator.

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Volkswagen Presents Electric Milano Taxi Study at Hannover Messe

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The electric Milano Taxi concept. Volkswagen unveiled the Milano Taxi, an electric MPV concept tailored to the needs of taxi drivers and their passengers. The motor is supplied with energy via a 45 kWh lithium-ion battery pack integrated in the concept car’s underbody.

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easyJet to trial electric taxi system in aircraft; H2 fuel cells, batteries and wheel motors

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European carrier easyJet plans to test an electric taxi system later this year that utilizes a hydrogen fuel cell stowed in the hold, batteries charged by regenerative braking, and electric wheel motors. The energy can then be used by the aircraft when taxiing without needing to use the jet engines. Electronics and system controllers would give pilots total control of the aircraft’s speed, direction and braking during taxi operations.

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Zytek Automotive takes class win with electric seven-seat taxi

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Zytek won the award for Most Economical & Environmentally Friendly Multi-Purpose electric vehicle with a 7-seat electric Mercedes Vito taxi ( earlier post ) in the first RAC Brighton to London Future Car Challenge.

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Electric taxis heading to San Francisco

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An electric taxi programme will be launched in San Francisco and San Jose after Better Place committed to bringing its switchable battery station to the Bay Area. As taxis drive continuously they need instant charge to maintain quality service – which means that waiting three-four hours for standard charging is not viable. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news battery swap stations Better Place electric taxis green taxis San Francisco San Jose

Rio launches electric taxi program with Nissan LEAFs

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The city of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) is launching an electric taxi program, through a partnership between the Rio de Janeiro City Government, Nissan do Brasil Automóveis (NBA) and Petrobras Distribuidora. In the first phase, two Nissan LEAF taxis will be available in Rio. The first two electric taxis will be available at the Santos Dumont airport stand. The LEAF battery pack can be recharged in 30 minutes via Quick Chargers to be installed by Petrobras.

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Electric taxis go into operation

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The streets of Shenzhen City in Guangdong Province are now a little bit cleaner after 40 battery electric taxis went into operation. The vehicles are based on BYD’s e6 with Shenzhen the first city to put electric taxis in operation in China. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Build Your Dreams BYD BYD Auto BYD e6 BYD e6 electric taxi electric taxis Guangdong Province Shenzhen City

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Nissan lands world’s largest electric taxi fleet deal; 110 new LEAF 30 kWh units to Madrid

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Nissan and La Ciudad del Taxi have announced the world’s largest 100% electric taxi fleet deal that will see 110 Nissan LEAF 30 kWh vehicles providing taxi services in Madrid. The new LEAF 30 kWh offers a range of up to 250 km (155 miles) on a single charge, making it an ideal taxi vehicle and its size, comfort and performance are well-suited to urban environments. Taxi Eléctrico provides all its users with: Trips in 100% electric vehicles.

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TUM CREATE introduces tropical megacity e-taxi prototype at Tokyo; super-fast charging with twin charge ports

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Singapore-based TUM CREATE unveiled an electric taxi prototype designed for tropical megacities, codenamed EVA, at the Tokyo Motor Show. Power is supplied by a 50 kWh battery pack, comprising 216 63 Ah lithium polymer cells. Batteries Electric (Battery

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City of Hangzhou orders 2,000 BYD electric buses and 1,000 electric taxis

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The order for 2,000 long-range, battery-electric transit buses and 1,000 long-range, pure-electric cars was signed this week by the Mayor of Hangzhou, Hongming Zhang, and is one of the world’s largest all-electric fleets yet ordered. electric buses and taxis. BYD Company Ltd. has received a record-setting order for their new energy vehicles from the City of Hangzhou, which is situated in east China along the Qiantang River.

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Better Place Launches Battery-Swap Test In Four Tokyo Taxis

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This past Monday, the electric-vehicle infrastructure provider Better Place held a press conference in Tokyo at the site of its first completed battery-swap station to be put into regular usage, in the Ropongi Hills area. Together with Nihon Kotsu, Tokyo's largest taxi company, the company will test four fully electric taxis operating in regular

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Tesla Model S durability: cars with 250K and 300K miles still humming along happily

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Batteries Tesla Motors taxi plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) durability Battery LifeThe latest reports on Tesla Model S durability and reliability should likely be considered a win for the Silicon Valley automaker. High-mileage cars aren't unusual, but we're only now starting to see the first truly high-mileage examples of electric cars. With less maintenance required compared to cars powered by internal-combustion engines, it's.

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Mercedes Vito All-Electric Taxi Prototype Launches in London

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Eco City Vehicles PLC (ECV), a developer and supplier of eco-friendly commercial vehicles and the London licensed taxi, launched an all-electric prototype of the London-licensed Mercedes Vito taxi, developed by a consortium of companies including ECV’s manufacturing partner Penso, Mercedes Benz UK and Zytek Automotive. The eVito Taxi is powered by a 70 kW Zytek electric drive system, driving the front wheels through a custom designed Vocis/Graziano transmission.

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2016 BYD e6 electric taxi gets range increase to 187 miles: Forbidden Fruit

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China forbidden fruit BYD plug-in cars BYD e6 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV How would you like an all-electric wagon with five seats, a rear liftgate, and 187 miles of EPA-rated range? Sounds pretty good, right? You'd think such a vehicle might sell well, since it would have more rated range than any other electric cars on the market except the Chevy Bolt EV and anything from Tesla. Well, such a car has been certified by.

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Electric Volkswagen Bus Teased Again: Will It Be Real This Time?

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It was first mentioned fully five years ago, when Volkswagen showed an all-electric taxi concept based on an updated minivan with all the design cues of the VW Bus. Future Cars taxi plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Volkswagen Bulli Concept Nissan e-NV200 The idea is as cool as it is durable: An all-electric reincarnation of the classic Volkswagen Bus, beloved people carrier of the Sixties and Seventies.

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Better Place bringing switchable battery electric taxi program to the San Francisco Bay Area

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Better Place, with support from the US Department of Transportation via the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, has committed to bring a switchable battery, electric taxi program to the Bay Area in partnership with the cities of San Francisco and San Jose. Over the next three years, the program will deploy and operate four battery switch stations in the San Francisco to San Jose corridor to support a fleet of zero-emission, switchable taxis.

Renault Samsung Motors loaning 10 SM3 Z.E. EVs to Seoul City for taxi work

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earlier post ) sedans to Seoul City for free so that members of the Seoul Taxi Association and their passengers can discover the benefits of using an electric vehicle for taxi work. Taxi businesses involved in the scheme will be exempt from tolls through a number of tunnels into the city. Equipped with a 23 kWh Li-ion battery pack from LG Chem, SM3 Z.E. Renault Samsung Motors (RSM) is loaning ten SM3 Z.E.

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Better Place to Conduct Pilot Project in Tokyo for Electric Taxis with Switchable Batteries; Research Partnership with University of Melbourne

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Better Place has received an award from the Japanese government to conduct a pilot project in Tokyo for the world’s first electric taxis with switchable batteries. Better Place will partner with Tokyo’s largest taxi operator, Nihon Kotsu, in the project commissioned by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry’s Natural Resources and Energy Agency. In Tokyo alone, there are approximately 60,000 taxis, a far greater number than in New York, Paris, or Hong Kong.

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New York City Taxi and Limo Commissions selects Nissan NV200 as Taxi of Tomorrow; fully-electric version possible starting in 2017

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Nissan NV200 NYC Taxi. The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has selected the Nissan NV200 as the exclusive taxi of New York City for a decade, beginning in late 2013. The City will test the use of all-electric powered taxis starting in 2012 with six fully electric Nissan LEAFs—provided free of charge—to road test electric vehicles. Taxi of Tomorrow. —Taxi Commissioner David Yassky. Electric (Battery) Fleets

Used High-Mileage Hybrids, Yellow Taxi Paint Thrown In For Free

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We''ve talked about the longevity of hybrid cars on several occasions before, usually when some myth about batteries dying at ridiculously short intervals comes up. Enough to part with your cash for an ex-NYC Ford Escape Hybrid taxi? But just how much faith would you put in a high-mileage hybrid? Because such a thing is for sale right now on eBay

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