Transport for London orders 20 Wrightbus hydrogen double-decker buses

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Transport for London (TfL) has ordered 20 hydrogen double-decker buses as part of its drive to make London’s transport zero-emission. The environment-friendly vehicles will be introduced on routes 245, 7 and N7, with people traveling to Wembley Stadium, or from west London to the West End, able to hop on the new green buses for a smoother and quieter journey. —Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London. Fleets Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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London transport operator Go-Ahead adds two Irizar electric i2e buses to fleet after successful operating results

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Based on the success of two Irizar 100% i2e electric buses that have been operating in London since June 2015, London’s largest transport operator, Go-Ahead, is incorporating the buses into its fleet and has signed an agreement with Irizar that includes service and maintenance. The first of these two units was delivered to TFL (Transport for London) as part of the “Clean Bus Summit” which took place on 29 June 2015 at London City Hall.

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London adding 51 more all-electric buses to operating fleet

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Transport for London (TfL) announced that two additional bus routes, the 507 and 521, will operate entirely with electric single-deck buses from autumn next year. By 2020, as part of the Ultra Low Emission Zone, TfL is committed to ensuring all 300 single-decker buses operating in central London are zero emission (e.g. Mayor of London Boris Johnson also announced a world-first trial of a purpose built pure electric double-deck bus that will begin in October.

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Moscow launches its 500th electric bus; largest electric bus fleet in Europe

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Thus, the electric bus can transport passengers all year round. Moscow’s electric fleet is thus the largest in Europe. Bus Electric (Battery) FleetsMoscow, Russia has launched its 500 th electric bus—a KAMAZ 6282 electric bus.

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Thriev adding 20 BYD e6 electric cars to London fleet

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Thriev , a company offering zero-emission, chauffeured cars to corporate and private users in London, is adding 20. BYD e6 electric cars to the fleet. Part of the deal with BYD is that Thriev will equip its facility at Edgware Road, west London, with BYD’s purpose-designed charging equipment, which allows fast charging of the e6 in just two hours.

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Ford confirms five fleets in London for Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid Van pilot program

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Ford announced five fleets that will participate in the Ford Transit Custom plug-in hybrid van pilot program in London, starting this fall. The project, supported by Transport for London, features a 12-month pilot of 20 new Ford Transit Custom plug-in hybrid vans that reduce local emissions by running solely on electric power for the majority of inner-city trips. In addition, Transport for London will use three of the vans for freight duties.

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London to phase out diesel buses; all new single deckers for central London to be zero emission

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The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan recently committed to phasing out purchasing new pure diesel buses from the capital. No more pure diesel double-deck buses will be added to the capital’s fleet from 2018 and all new single-decks for central London will be zero-emission. At least 20 new hydrogen buses will be delivered to London as part of a £10-million (US$12.6 Electric (Battery) Emissions Europe Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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Nissan and Uber partner in London: 2,000 LEAFs

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The fleet of 40kWh Nissan LEAFs, which can travel up to 168 miles on a single charge and are manufactured in Sunderland, will be offered to drivers as part of Uber’s Clean Air Plan. It was the first time pure EVs had been available for hire through the Uber app in London.

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London adds 300th hybrid bus introduced to fleet

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London has introduced its 300 th hybrid bus into its fleet; 1,000 hybrid buses are set to be introduced in the next four years as part of the Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s plans to improve air quality. million) funding from the Department for Transport. In addition the Mayor of London has committed to taking delivery of 600 of the new bus for London vehicles ( earlier post ), seven of which are already in service on Route 38.

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London mayor commits to all-electric buses moving forward, 100% zero emissions by 2034


Following a Zero-Emission Bus Summit in the UK, London mayor Sadiq Khan announced that all new buses ordered by Transport for London (TfL) will be electric moving forward.

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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 cleaner, greener vehicles I’ve seen today are proof that the evolution of the great London cab is well and truly underway.

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All-electric Volkswagen ABT e-Transporter Joins Mobile Service Clinic fleet

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles introduces ABT e-Transporter 6.1 The post All-electric Volkswagen ABT e-Transporter Joins Mobile Service Clinic fleet appeared first on EV Obsession.

Ballard to operate and support hydrogen fuel cell bus fleet in London for 5 more years

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Ballard Power Systems signed an agreement with Transport for London (TfL) to extend the operation of eight hydrogen fuel cell buses in London for five more years. Three additional zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell buses joined the fleet in 2013. The eight buses are operated by Transport for London on its central Covent Garden-Tower Gateway route.

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Teslas added to Uber in London in bid to boost electric vehicle adoption


Starting this Wednesday, Tesla’s electric cars will be available for Uber drivers in London who are looking to purchase or lease a sustainable vehicle. It should be noted that over 4,000 Uber drivers have already switched over to electric vehicles in London.

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Ford running 12-month trial of 20 plug-in hybrid Transit Custom vans in London

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Ford is launching a multi-million pound project designed to help improve air quality in London. The project, supported by Transport for London, features a 12-month trial of 20 new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Transit Custom vans that reduce local emissions by running solely on electric power for the majority of city trips such as deliveries or maintenance work. The freight sector’s transition to ultra-low emission vehicles is central to cleaning up London’s toxic air.

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London study suggests PHEV vans a practical, accessible solution for cleaner air in European cities

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Three months since the introduction of the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) in London, results of a year-long trial in the capital suggest that plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) commercial vehicles could present the most practical, readily available option for businesses trying to meet clean-air targets in cities. During the trial, 75% of the fleet’s mileage in Central London and 49% in Greater London was completed using pure electric power.

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4 more cities sign Global Clean Bus Declaration raising total to >40K ultra-low emission buses by 2020; London to trial BYD electric double-decker

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Four additional cities—Amsterdam, Lima, Catalonia (Barcelona) and Rome— signed up to the Global Clean Bus Declaration at the 1 st global Clean Bus Summit in London. The Global Clean Bus Declaration , developed by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson in partnership with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group , launched in Buenos Aires in March 2015 with 20 original signatories. London will also shortly be welcoming two Irizar-manufactured electric single-deck buses.

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses entering service in London; planned fleet of 8

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The first of a planned fleet of eight hydrogen fuel cell buses in London will start operating on 18 December. The buses will form the only hydrogen bus fleet in the UK and the largest currently in Europe. The vehicles were specifically designed for Transport for London (TfL) using technology developed by ISE, Wrightbus and Ballard. The buses are joining a fleet which also includes 100 hybrid buses.

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Five Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles joining London hydrogen project

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Five Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell models ( earlier post ) are joining the London Hydrogen Network Expansion (LNHE) project. Hyundai Motor, as a supplier to the LHNE project, will join the existing consortium of companies with expertise in hydrogen transport infrastructure and operation, working to establish the UK’s first hydrogen transport network covering London and south east England. London Hydrogen Partnership and LHNE. The ix35 Fuel Cell. Click to enlarge.

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Understanding Electric Vans & the London Congestion Charge

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Here at DriveElectric, we’re proud to have one of the UK’s largest electric van rental fleets. One of the key things when it comes to cost is the savings you can make on the London Congestion Charge. That means there is no London Congestion Charge for vans such as the Nissan e-NV200.

Transport for London adds four i-MiEVs to fleet

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As efforts continue to make London the electric vehicle capital of Europe, Transport for London has added four Mitsubishi i-MiEVs to its fleet. The four vehicles are partly funded by the Government’s Low Carbon Procurement Partnership and is the first step in an effort to bring 1,000 electric vehicles to the city’s fleet by 2015.

Four Optare electric buses enter service in London

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Four British-built Optare MetroCity single deck electric buses are currently being trialed on route H98 in London, which operates between Hayes and Hounslow. Optare is part of the Hinduja Group, a British bus manufacturer based in Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire; the buses are part funded from the Department of Transport’s (DfT) Green Bus Fund. This brings the total number of electric buses now in service in London to six.

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Go-Ahead London first to operate next-generation, ultra low emission series hybrid bus from ADL and BAE Systems; ultracaps

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Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BAE Systems have delivered the first 39 Enviro400H double-deck buses with Series-E hybrid technology to launch customer Go-Ahead London. g/km are 37% lower than those of a conventional Euro VI diesel bus, making the Enviro400H with Series-E technology an Ultra Low Emission Bus and qualifying it for funding from the Department for Transport’s ongoing £48-million Ultra Low Emission Bus Scheme. Fleets Heavy-duty Hybrids

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London begins trials of BYD battery-electric buses

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Transport for London (TfL) and bus operator Go-Ahead London have begun a trial of the city’s first two battery-electric buses. Routes 507 and 521 will trial the new buses as the technology is particularly suitable for busy short commuter services which operate between Victoria, Waterloo and London Bridge stations. In addition to the two buses in this trial, six additional electric buses will be introduced into the TfL fleet in early 2014.

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London launches $111M program to upgrade around 5000 older buses to Euro VI emissions standard

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched a £86.1-million (US$111 million) program to retrofit around 5,000 older buses with a new exhaust system that will upgrade the vehicles to Euro VI emissions standards. By September 2020 the entire bus fleet will be at least Euro VI standard, with the emissions from the retrofitte buses cut by up to 95%. Currently 700-800 new low-emission buses are being introduced to the London fleet every year, with diesel-only buses being phased out.

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TfL Board approves production order for 600 new hybrid buses for London

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The Board of Transport for London (TfL) approved a production order for up to 600 of New Bus for London vehicles over the next four years. This will create the largest fleet of hybrid buses in Europe, according to TfL. The 600 buses represent a 200% increase in the current hybrid bus fleet which is set to grow by a further 180 vehicles already on order. The introduction of the 600 buses will reduce CO 2 emissions in London by around 20,600 tonnes a year.

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Ford makes GoDrive car-sharing available to public in London

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Ford Motor Company will begin making its London-based GoDrive car-sharing service available to the public. The service offers flexible, practical and affordable access to a fleet of cars for one-way journeys with easy parking throughout the city. Ford is exploring the opportunity for car‑sharing services, working with Londoners to better understand their mobility needs and travel and parking patterns. Half of the fleet consists of Focus Electric vehicles.

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London readies for Olympic electric car fleet

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Work begins this week on a new network of electric vehicle charging points, in support of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. Just month’s away from the opening ceremony, Transport for London, working in association with LOCOG and fellow sustainability partners EDF, GE and BMW, begins work to install 120 charge points to support [.]. Green credentials charge point Source London

Launch of first London HyFive hydrogen refueling station

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ITM Power officially launched its first public-access hydrogen refueling station in London at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington. The station was opened to the public by Andrew Jones MP, Transport Minister at Department for Transport, and was supported by the automotive OEMs Hyundai, Toyota, Honda and Renault partner Symbio FCell.

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BYD, Levo partners for V2G tech on 5k electric fleet vehicles 

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BYD, Levo partners for V2G tech on 5k electric fleet vehicles . The order has been placed by RATP Dev London, one of Transport for London (TfL)’s principal bus operators, for a total of 195 single and double deck vehicles.

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Transport for London Issues Tender for Up To 1,300 Electric Or Low-Carbon Vehicles

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Transport for London (TfL) has issued a £67-million (US$100-million), four-year international tender for up to 1,300 electric or ultra-low carbon vehicles. In May 2009, the Mayor of London published An Electric Vehicle Delivery Plan for London (EVDP) to stimulate the market for Electric Vehicles within the Greater London area (GLA). One target of this is 1,000 electric vehicles in the fleet of GLA functional bodies by 2015.

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London police trialing Suzuki Burgman fuel cell scooters; first trial outside of Japan

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The London Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has begun a trial to test Suzuki Burgman hydrogen-powered scooters. The hydrogen fuel cell scooters will be used by Police Community Support Officers within the Roads and Transport Policing Command and will be based at Alperton Deployment Centre. On a broader scale the trial will help The Metropolitan Police to understand where this clean technology could be adopted across its fleet in the future.

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Transport for London Establishes Procurement Frameworks For Up To 8,525 Charging Points and 1,000 EVs

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Transport for London (TfL) has placed two notices in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) which will create the UK’s largest procurement frameworks to date for electric vehicles and electric vehicle charge point infrastructure. The second notice relates to the creation of a procurement framework for the provision of 1,000 electric vehicles for the GLA fleet by 2015. million) for London and an additional £15.4 million) in London and £25.4

2010 163

Geely raises $400M via Green Bonds sale to develop and produce TX5 range-extended electric London taxis

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China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) has raised $400 million through the first Green Bond sale on the offshore market from a Chinese automobile company to support the design, development and production of range-extended electric vehicles by its UK subsidiary, the LondonTaxi Company (LTC), manufacturer of the iconic London Black Cab. The plug-in hybrid TX5 London Cab will be launched in the UK at the end of 2017 and in international markets in 2018.

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Air Products to add two new H2 fueling stations in London for network of five

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Air Products expects to add two new hydrogen fueling stations in London in the near future to create a network of five. Air Products has already installed two central London located fueling stations at Heathrow and in East London, but now has plans for another East London station and a second centrally located fueling station as part of the CHIC (Clean Hydrogen In European Cities) Project, which saw the Transport for London hydrogen bus station installed in December 2010.

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London Overhauling Congestion Charge Scheme

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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, outlined plans for a number of changes to the Congestion Charge scheme next year. Proposals include the introduction of an automated account system to make it easier for customers to pay the charge and to avoid having to pay fines, and an increase in the Congestion Charge designed to maintain the benefits of reduced traffic in central London. Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

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Dearman flags diesel loophole in new London T-Charge anti-pollution scheme

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Dearman, the UK-based developer of clean cold power systems based on its engine powered by liquid nitrogen ( earlier post ), has identified a diesel loophole in the new London T-Charge levy on the most polluting vehicles. Coming in addition to the congestion charge which covers the same area, the 34,000 motorists affected will now have to pay £21.50 (US$28.31) a day to drive their vehicle in the covered area in London.

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Electric vehicle lease scheme launched in London with 50 LEAFs; enrolled in EV trials

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An electric vehicle (EV) leasing scheme has been launched in London as part of UK Power Networks’ Low Carbon London EV trials. All the cars are being enrolled on the Low Carbon London EV trials, led by London’s electricity distributor, to understand the impact on the electricity network of larger numbers of electric vehicles being plugged in to recharge. EVs are exempt from road tax and the London Congestion Charge.

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Book Review: Public Transportation: A Children’s Book by Paul Comfort

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This 2020 children’s book presents a charming and informative history of motorized public transportation, from its origins in the U.S. Public transportation interests me, too. Horses are the mode of transport itself on the next page, pulling multi-rider carriages.

DRIVEN consortium to test Level 4 autonomous fleet in UK in 2019

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The DRIVEN consortium—led by artificial intelligence company Oxbotica , which is developing next-gen autonomous vehicles—will test a fleet of fully autonomous vehicles in urban areas and on motorways, culminating in an end-to-end journey from London to Oxford. A major part of the consortium’s work will include the use of a fleet of six inter-communicating vehicles equipped with Selenium, Oxbotica’s vehicle manufacturer (OEM) agnostic software.

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London taxis to be fueled by UK’s first network of hydrogen stations

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A new project will soon see 15 hydrogen-powered London black-cabs and five hydrogen-powered Suzuki Bergmann scooters carrying passengers around the city. Funded by the Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, the HyTEC project (Hydrogen Transport for European Cities), which is part funded by the Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), will also see the installation of an Air Products hydrogen fueling station in London. Greater London Authority , UK.

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London makes huge hybrid bus order: will boast Europe’s largest fleet

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Transport for London (TfL) has made a strong commitment to hybrid buses (pictured) – by approving a production order for 600 new buses to be introduced in the capital during the next four years. The order of 600 buses will represent a 200 per cent increase of the current hybrid bus fleet in London – [.]. Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Boris Johnson green buses hybrid bus London Wrightbus

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Cambridge study of near-term alternative London bus technologies finds lean-burn CNG most costly with greater climate impact than diesel

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Annual GHG emissions relative to BASE Scenario (BASE Scenario = 949 kt CO 2 e on a 100-year GWP basis) for differing London bus fleet technology options. For the study, the team, led by Dr. Adam Boies, created a bus traffic model to simulate the Greater London bus network spatially, then defined a baseline scenario along with four near-term future technology adoption scenarios. Climate Change Emissions Fleets Heavy-duty Natural Gas

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