Ford confirms construction of Rouge EV center to be home of electric F-150; production by mid-2022

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Ford celebrated the production start of the all-new F-150 at the Ford Rouge Center and confirmed construction of the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center where it will build the all-electric F-150 by mid-2022.

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New Ford F-150 offering full hybrid powertrain option

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Ford has revealed its all-new F-150 pickup. Available on every trim level from F-150 XL to Limited, the PowerBoost system—the only OEM light-duty full-size pickup to offer a full hybrid—adds instant electric torque to Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6.

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Analysis: What does the Ford F-150 Hybrid reveal about the F-150 Electric?

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With the release of tech details for the long-awaited 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid—and the rest of a redesigned lineup of F-150 trucks Thursday—Ford has passively sketched out much about its future for electrified trucks. The reveal of F-150 Hybrid details tell us a lot more

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Ford: hands-free Active Drive Assist to arrive first on F-150 and Mustang Mach-E later this year

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Ford’s hands-free Active Drive Assist feature will arrive first on 2021 F-150 and 2021 Mustang Mach-E, included as standard on certain models or as relatively affordable option on others, with both vehicles becoming available to customers in late 2020.

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Electric Ford F-150 prototype shown towing a freight train

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In Ford's first official tease of an all-electric F-150, released Tuesday—with a video here—a test mule is shown towing more than a million pounds. The prototype electric F-150 pickup pulled ten double-decker rail cars, weighing that amount, a distance of 1,000 feet. Then Ford loaded those cars up with 42 gas-powered F-150s

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Ford F-150 Electric details added, as production ramps up for gasoline and hybrid versions.

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As part of an announcement confirming the start of production for a new-generation 2021 F-150 pickup Thursday, Ford released a few new pieces of information about the upcoming fully electric version due in 2022.

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At 25 mpg, the 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid is the efficiency leader of big gasoline trucks

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Ford has confirmed a 25-mpg combined EPA fuel economy rating for the most fuel-efficient version of the F-150 hybrid lineup, which carries the PowerBoost badge.

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2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid: Just 23 mpg, but can power a worksite

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The Ford F-150 Hybrid has been a long time coming.

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Bollinger trucks’ new look, F-150 mpg, Lordstown platform tested: Today’s Car News

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The F-150 Hybrid leads in gas-truck gas mileage. The Bollinger B1 and B2 electric trucks have a new look. Hundreds of “boost” chargers could provide fast-charging in hard-to-site places. And Lordstown Motors thrashes its skateboard platform and in-wheel motors.

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Westport adds natural gas F-150 to lineup

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will offer the newly launched natural gas powered Ford F-150 featuring the Westport WiNG Power System in both the United States and Canada. The Westport WiNG powered Ford F-150 will offer customers a range of options to meet differing needs, in a variety of cab, bed and driveline configurations. Pricing and details on how to order Westport WiNG powered F-150 trucks will be available in September. Westport Innovations Inc.

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2021 Ford F-150 hybrid hits a new high for torque, if not mpg

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To that point, the 2021 Ford F-150 hybrid due soon at dealerships should have more than enough twist to satisfy expectations.

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2018 Ford F-150 gains new efficient V6s, 10-speed, diesel

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The 2018 Ford F-150 introduces an even smaller, more efficient 3.3-liter V6 that adds dual port and direct-injection technology to deliver more power and torque than the previous 3.5-liter V6, plus improved projected EPA-estimated gas mileage. F-150 also adds an available all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 diesel—designed, engineered and tested in-house—paired with the 10-speed automatic. The first diesel engine offered for F-150 will be available next spring.

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Ford begins production of CNG-capable F-150

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Ford has begun production of the 2014 F-150 with the gaseous fuel prep option, making Ford the only manufacturer with an available CNG/LPG-capable half-ton pickup. The 2014 Ford F-150 with 3.7-liter V6 engine is available with a factory-installed, gaseous-fuel prep package that includes hardened valves, valve seats, and pistons and rings so it can operate on either natural gas or gasoline through separate fuel systems. 2014 F-150 light-duty pickup.

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Johnson Controls providing AGM batteries for Start-Stop F-150

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Johnson Controls is providing its advanced Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery technology to the all-new 2015 Ford F-150; this is Ford Motor Company’s first truck with Auto Start-Stop. The 2015 Ford F-150 became available to drivers in late 2014. Johnson Controls also makes the seats and supplies the interior hard trim for the 2015 Ford F-150.

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F-150 air curtain technology improves aerodynamics and fuel efficiency

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The 2015 Ford F-150 is the most aerodynamically efficient F-150 ever, due in part to new aero curtains that reduce wind drag by guiding airflow across the front wheels. With the new F-150, an extensive amount of time was spent running aerodynamic simulations and doing wind tunnel tests. Major advances in our computational fluid dynamics capability let us quickly see how we could improve airflow while maintaining the tough truck looks expected from F-150.

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Electric Ford F-150 already exists, as second-life conversion kit

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The all-electric Ford F-150 teased for the first time last week is something to get excited about—especially as an electric version of the top-selling vehicle in America. And there are electric F-150 pickups already in use today. The model isn’t likely to show up at dealerships for at least another couple years, though. About a dozen. Canada fleet Green Life

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Electric Ford F-150 pickup confirmed for Michigan assembly, likely for 2021

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plants and, as was reported then, included plans to keep high-visibility electrification plans for the F-150 in Michigan. In November the United Auto Workers ratified a four-year contract with Ford—one that included an agreement to invest more than $6 billion in U.S.

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Electric Ford F-150, hybrid pickup will both be made in Michigan

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The fully electric version of the Ford F-150 pickup is potentially due as soon as 2021. However Ford hasn’t yet confirmed exactly where the electric F-150 would be produced. A document provided by the UAW, posted by Automotive News reporter Michael Martinez, provided some resolution to that in a Crain's Detroit Business piece. The document

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Dow Automotive providing BETAMATE aluminum binding adhesives for Ford F-150

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Dow Automotive Systems, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, is the structural adhesives supplier for the 2015 Ford F-150, which launched in November. With a front-end, cab, box and tailgate made out of aluminum alloy and a frame made out of high-strength, lightweight steel, the F-150 utilizes BETAMATE structural adhesives for durability, weight reduction and improved manufacturing efficiencies.

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Endurance electric truck vs. Ford F-150: Lordstown shows off in-wheel motor system

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Repeating a stunt staged by Tesla with the Cybertruck, Lordstown Motors on Wednesday released a video showing its Endurance electric pickup truck in a tug of war with a Ford F-150—not only the. As if trying to assert dominance in a prison-yard hierarchy, electric-truck makers are lining up to take on the biggest name in the business.

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Ford Makes Good on the Promise of an All Electric F-150

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Ford F-150 Electric Prototype Tows 1.25

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Westport offering dedicated LPG package for 2016 Ford 5.0L F-150

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F-150 trucks. This new liquid propane system will be offered in addition to Westport’s compressed natural gas (CNG) package for 2016 Ford F-150 trucks. Designed to transport passengers and cargo, the 2016 Ford F-150 offers a 5.0 Westport Innovations Inc. will offer dedicated liquid propane systems for 2016 Ford 5.0L Both fuel options are part of the Westport WiNG Power System and are expected to be certified to EPA and CARB standards.

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Achates showcases 2.7L, 3-cylinder opposed piston gasoline compression ignition engine in F-150; estimated 37 mpg combined

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Achates Power and new development parter Aramco Services ( earlier post ) showcased a Ford F-150 fitted with a 3-cylinder, 2.7-liter Opposed-Piston Gasoline Compression Ignition (OPGCI) engine. To fit the OP engine—with its fundamentally different shape—into the F-150 engine bay, Achates packaged its engine in a V-shape (approx.

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Electric Ford F-150 video, Kia EV design, GM electric air taxis: Today’s Car News

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The electric F-150 will be “a workhorse, not a showhorse.” ” GM is thinking about flying air taxis powered by its batteries. And Kia is teasing the first of many EVs on the way. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Ford F-150 Hybrid, Mercedes’ upgradable platform, California mandates electric trucks: Today’s Car News

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The Ford F-150 Hybrid is out, and it doesn’t appear to go for the gold in gas mileage. Mercedes-Benz has a new partner to help make its cars perpetually upgradable machines. And California is mandating that commercial trucks go electric. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Ford using REPREVE recycled polyester yarn in new F-150

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Now, this innovative fiber is available in the in the all-new F-150. By using REPREVE in the all-new Ford F-150, we are reconfirming our commitment to using renewable and recyclable materials in our vehicles. Since 2012, Ford Motor Company has worked with Unifi to bring environmentally responsible, high-performance REPREVE recycled polyester yarn to many Ford vehicles. Earlier post.)

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Electric Ford F-150 already exists, as second-life conversion kit in Canada

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The all-electric Ford F-150 teased for the first time last week is something to get excited about—especially as an electric version of the top-selling vehicle in America. And there are electric F-150 pickups already in use today. The model isn’t likely to show up at dealerships for at least another couple years, though. About a dozen. Canada fleet Green Life

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2015 Ford F-150 offers highest EPA-estimated fuel economy among full-size gasoline-powered pickups

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The new 2015 Ford F-150 ( earlier post ) 4x2 with Ford’s 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine has EPA-estimated ratings of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined (12.4, That is 5% to 29% better than current F-150 models, depending on engine and driveline configuration on the combined cycle. The weight savings not only improve fuel efficiency, they improve the new F-150’s capability and performance.

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Alliance AutoGas unveils Propane Port Fuel Direct Injection system for Ford F-150

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=Alliance AutoGas (AAG) has successfully engineered Propane Port Fuel Direct Injection (P-PFDI) conversion systems for the 2018 Ford F-150 in two engine choices: 3.3 EcoBoost on the 2018 F-150. The 2018 F-150 is only the beginning of P-PFDI technology for Alliance. Liter V6 and 5.0 Liter V8. This new technology features autogas as the primary fuel, while strategically utilizing gasoline as a combustion lubricant.

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2016 Ford F-150 offers ability to run on compressed natural gas, propane

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Ford will offer the 2016 F-150 with an available gaseous-fuel prep package that enables 5.0-liter V8-powered models to run on compressed natural gas or propane, making Ford the only manufacturer of a CNG/propane-capable half-ton pickup. The 2016 Ford F-150 with 5.0-liter V8 engine will be available to order this summer with a factory-installed, gaseous-fuel prep package that includes upgraded intake and exhaust valves and valve seats. These include: 2016 F-150.

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2015 Ford F-150 Has Lowest Lifecycle Carbon Footprint: Study

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Dthe weight savings afforded by its aluminum body, the 2015 Ford F-150 isn''t quite the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup truck, as measured by EPA ratings. But how does the F-150 compare to other trucks in terms of lifetime carbon footprint? DON''T MISS: Electric Car Life-Cycle Analysis: Renault Fluence ZE Vs Diesel, Gas Models From that

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Orders beginning for Ford F-150 Diesel; best-in-class torque, towing, targeted EPA-est. 30 mpg

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Ford dealers will begin taking orders for the 2018 F-150 with all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine ( earlier post ) this month. The F-150 Power Stroke diesel features a targeted EPA-estimated 30 mpg (7.83 Final EPA F-150 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel fuel economy estimates will be published this spring. The 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel now makes for six engine choices for F-150 customers.

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CleanFUEL USA teams with Westport for propane autogas-powered 2016 Ford F-150

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F-150 propane truck. Westport’s F-150 with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), or propane, offers Ford QCM/QVM warranty protection with expected EPA and CARB certifications. The F-150 includes Ford’s new propane gaseous-prep package, now available on model year 2016 vehicles. Westport is a Ford QVM; the F-150 LPG-certified truck with the Westport WiNG Power System is supported by the Ford OEM warranty, and is now available to order.

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3.5L EcoBoost for the F-150

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The 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine for Ford’s F-150 ( earlier post ) will deliver a combination of best-in-class towing of 11,300 pounds, payload of 3,060 pounds, and the fuel economy of a V6. The 2011 F-150 with EcoBoost will be available in early 2011. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost truck engine delivers 365 hp (272 kW) at 5,000 rpm and 420 lb-ft (569 N·m) of torque at 2,500 rpm, with up to 90% of the peak torque available from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm, all on regular fuel.

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Westport secures EPA certification for the Dedicated CNG and Bi-fuel CNG 2016 Ford F-150

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F-150 trucks for Model Year (MY) 2016. F-150—the best selling vehicle in both the United States and Canada. The F-150 5.0L Westport also has pending certifications for the F-150 dedicated CNG (CARB); F-150 dedicated LPG (EPA and CARB); Transit Van/Wagon 3.7L The F-150 is available with a 2016 MY 5.0L Westport Innovations Inc.

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Ford F-150 Hybrid, Lordstown Endurance, electric trucks in California: The Week in Reverse

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Ford revealed the next generation of the Ford F-150. Which carmaker ranked last in a leading study of new-vehicle quality? Why is it that one company plans to use battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell technologies together?

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Ford unveils next-gen F-150; up to 700 lbs lighter, new 2.7L EcoBoost with stop-start

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2015 F-150. Ford introduced the all-new Ford F-150 at its press conference at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Aluminum alloys are used throughout the F-150 body for the first time, improving dent and ding resistance and also saving weight. As one of the four engine options, the new F-150 also offers a new 2.7L Further boosting the 2.7-liter EcoBoost’s fuel efficiency is the debut of standard Auto Start-Stop technology in the F-150.

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Ford F-150 fuel economy improves with all-new EcoBoost engine and 10-speed transmission

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Thanks to its all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine paired exclusively with the first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission available from any automaker, 2017 Ford F-150 sees improvement in all three EPA fuel economy label estimates—city, highway and combined ratings—by 1 mpg over 2016 F-150; the 4x4 model improves by 2 mpg combined. F-150 remains the only truck in its segment to offer a twin-turbocharged gasoline engine.

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Ford to offer 2014 F-150 with natural gas option

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CNG Ford F-150. Ford will offer the 2014 F-150 with the ability to run on compressed natural gas, making Ford the only manufacturer in the US with an available CNG/LPG-capable half-ton pickup. The 2014 Ford F-150 with 3.7-liter V6 engine will be available this fall with a factory-installed, gaseous-fuel prep package that includes hardened valves, valve seats, pistons and rings so it can operate on either natural gas or gasoline through separate fuel systems. Click to enlarge.

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Constellium supplying high-strength aluminium structural parts for the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck

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with aluminium structural parts for the all-new Ford F-150 pickup truck that extensively uses high-strength, military-grade, aluminium alloy as a build material. Constellium, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of aluminium structural parts for the automotive industry, is one of Ford’s largest suppliers of these components for the F-150. Constellium N.V. announced that it provides Ford Motor Co.

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2015 Ford F-150 Aluminum-Body Pickup: Mixed IIHS Safety Scores

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It was one of the biggest questions about the 2015 Ford F-150: How would the truck's aluminum cab and pickup bed fare in today's rigorous safety testing? While aluminum has been used for the bodies of several luxury cars before now, Ford's decision to deploy it on the best-selling and high-volume F-150 generated spirited discussions about the.

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Kansas City Assembly Plant comes on line as second US plant building new Ford F-150

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Ford has begun production of the 2015 F-150 ( earlier post ) at Kansas City Assembly Plant, which joins Dearborn Truck Plant in building the first mass-produced light-duty pickup truck with a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body. Combined, Kansas City Assembly and Dearborn Truck facilities will have capacity to produce more than 700,000 Ford F-150 pickups per year for availability in 90 markets globally.

Landi Renzo USA to offer MY 2018 F-150 with CNG; 50,000-mile warranty

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Landi Renzo USA , a division of Landi Renzo Group, a global leader in alternative fuel systems, will offer the Ford F-150 with compressed natural gas (CNG) for model year 2018 with Ford Ship-Thru strategically located adjacent to the Ford assembly plant in Kansas City, Mo. As a Ford-approved Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) system developer, Landi Renzo USA is the first to offer the all-new F-150 truck for MY2018 with 5.0L

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