How to Scoot Salt Lake. Green electric scooter

How to Scoot Salt Lake

Citizens of the fair city of Salt Lake have recently seen a major uptick in the number of Lime scooters whirring about town in flashes of color and efficiency. If you’ve ever hopped aboard one of these citrus-hued funplanks, you’re probably already a fan. And if you haven’t embarked on your own scooter journey yet, here’s a bit about why it’s so great and how you can make the most of this much-talked-about transportation trend.

Scoot right up: they’re here to save the day.

These dashing little steeds come in incredibly handy. Sometimes, walking to your destination feels a little too lengthy. Other times, you want to skip the downtown traffic and the jostle for parking. Ordering an Uber or Lyft might feel like overkillor there may not be a driver immediately handy. Perhaps you took public transit to your general zone of choice but could use a simple way to get the final blocks to your destination. The scooters are also blessedly zero-emission and won’t pollute the valley’s air, making them a positive for everyone who enjoys breathing. These are all fantastic reasons to hop on a Lime—and it’s far easier than non-scooter-ers might expect. Just download the Lime app, and you’ll see a map of every available scooter near you. Grab one. You don’t have to dock it anywhere special when you’re done with it—just leave it leaning against a bike rack, tree, or sign for someone else to pick up and use. Riding is cheap, and you can zip along in the bike lane without breaking a sweat.

Here are the super-basic basics.

Once you’ve found a nearby scooter on your map, walk up to it. The app invites you to scan the QR code on the scooter to unlock it and start using it. Then you hop on, remember the difference between brake and throttle, and get on your way. At the end of the ride, you just tap “End Ride” in the app and take a picture of the scooter to confirm you did not drive it into an active volcano.

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  • Scan or enter code to unlock
  • Click End Ride in the app to end your trip
  • Take a picture of the scooter to end your ride.

How to Keep it Safe

Scooter rules are pretty darn common-sense. You need to be 18 or older, wear a helmet, and follow the same rules that you would if you were riding a bike. So, ride on the right side of the road, hug the shoulder or bike lane, and watch for cars. Scooters are super quiet, so cars and pedestrians probably won’t hear you as you approach.

Use your throttle wisely and brake conservatively. These suckers go up to 15mph, which doesn’t seem like much but can pack a punch if you run afoul and hit a pothole or gravel patch. Go slow and you won’t biff it.

How to Be a Good Scooting Citizen

Park thoughtfully—don’t leave your Lime blocking a driveway or in a yard. Just put that kickstand to good use and leave it poised for its next urban adventure.

And while you’re aboard, give pedestrians a wide berth, and stick to the bike lane or shoulder like the nice person you are. You’re just out, scootin’ through the city, taking in the views, and enjoying a transportation method so green, it’s Lime.

Green electric scooter

The perfect introduction to electric scooting! Our Li-Fe 120 Pro junior electric scooter is great fun to ride and simple to use.

The handlebar mounted thumb throttle can be gradually pressed to increase speed all the way up to 12kph, or to an 8-year-old, “warp speed”! We’ve also upgraded the throttle to a push-start system, meaning the scooter must be travelling at 3kph before the throttle activates to avoid it accidentally being pressed.

There’s easy to read LEDs on the thumb throttle to show battery level, ensuring you’re never left flat and to stop there is a rear foot brake that simply needs standing on to slow down. Handlebar height can be adjusted quickly and easily to offer the perfect fit for children aged 8 years, and thanks to its robust build it will carry a maximum load of up to 50kg.

UK Legislation: currently, it is illegal to use electric scooters on the public highway, including cycle paths and pavements. Legislation is currently under review following the Governments continued message of avoiding public transport as well as seeking “green” travel solutions. It is the complete responsibility of the customer to ensure that you operate your e-scooter within all local laws. The customer assumes all liability and risk associated with the use of electric scooter products.

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Maximum Speed

Maximum Range

Motor Power

Recharge Time

Battery Size

Wheel Size

Tyre Type

Water Resistance

Display

App

Suspension

Recommended Age

Drive Type

Front Brake

Rear Brake

Accelerator Type

Grips

Mudguards

Max Rider Weight

Weight

12kmh / 7.5mph
Up to 8km / 30-60 minutes of use
120W
2 hours
25.2V 2.0Ah, Lithium-ion
5 inch
Solid Rubber
IP54. splashproof
Handlebar mounted LED display showing battery level
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No
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Rear wheel motor
Left hand lever
Rear foot brake
Thumb accelerator
Soft rubber
Rear only
50kg
5.7kg

DELIVERY

We work with dedicated courier services to deliver your item to you as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Orders are dispatched on weekdays only.

Tandem Group Cycles is proud to offer you two options for taking delivery of your new bike/scooter.

1) Click Collect (our recommended option); allows you to select the most suitable store in your area to have the bike delivered to, the store staff will assemble the bike for you and ensure it is in full working order ready for your to collect. There is no additional charge for this service; it also saves you having to wait at home for a delivery, means you have no big box to dispose of and most importantly means your new bike is set-up correctly by a professional. Any order placed before midday will be dispatched for delivery the following working day. Available through participating stores only.

2) Direct Delivery; available to Mainland UK addresses only, delivery charges apply (see below for further details). Estimated delivery time 2-5 working days. We will dispatch orders received by midday that same day and our chosen courier will deliver direct to your door. You will need to be in to sign for the delivery and bikes will be delivered boxed, 85% assembled. Final assembly should be conducted by someone competent with the basic mechanics of a bicycle, if you require the help of your local bike shop please be aware the service will be chargeable

3) Direct Delivery Electric Bikes; electric bikes are delivered ‘built and ready to ride’. This means one of our trained, expert mechanics has fully assembled your bike in our workshop, applied protective packaging and re-boxed it for our courier to deliver it to you. After delivery you only need to make minor adjustments.

On arrival please complete the following:

  • Remove the electric bike and any documentation/spare parts boxes from the outer carton and take off any protective packaging.
  • With the bike on the ground or in a work stand, loosen the bolts on the handlebar stem where it meets the fork, line the handlebars up to the front wheel and re-tighten.
  • In some cases you may also need to adjust the handlebar angle. To do this please loosen the bolts on the front of the handlebar stem where it meets the handlebars and rotate the bars until it is in a comfortable position, then re-tighten bolts.
  • Your left pedal will already be fitted, so take the unfitted pedal and screw it clockwise into the threaded hole on your crank arm. We trial fit these prior to dispatch to ensure there is no cross-threading, so please take extra care when fitting.
  • Adjust your saddle height if necessary by loosening the seat clamp and adjusting it to a suitable height. We recommend that your knee is slightly bent at the bottom of each pedal stroke whilst sat comfortably.
  • Double check that every bolt you have adjusted is tight.
  • We recommend charging your ebike to full capacity before you ride it to help the long-term health of your battery. To see if there is sufficient level of charge please check the handlebar display.

Please note. we complete the same pre-departure assembly on folding electric bikes, but dispatch them folded in their original box.

If you require the help of your local bike shop, please be aware that the service will be chargeable.

Sometimes occasional delays are possible due to conditions outside of our control. Whilst we work hard to deliver within the provided timescales, we are unable to guarantee dates and times for delivery.

Checking Your Order

At point of delivery we kindly request that you please check your order for any signs of damage. even if you do not intend to use your item immediately. at which time you can sign for as damaged with the courier or reject the delivery. Please report any damages to our customer service team by calling on 0121 748 8050 or emailing sales@tgc.bike. Any claims for damages or discrepancies must be submitted within 3 days of receipt of your goods and we request images of the damage for our records.

UK Mainland Delivery Rates

Delivery Type Delivery Charge Delivery Time
Bikes
Click Collect FREE 1-2 working days
Direct Delivery £10.00 2-5 working days
Accessories
Direct Delivery only FREE 2-5 working days

Please note that Click Collect orders will not always be ready on the day your selected store receives stock. We ask that you contact the store directly to discuss a suitable time for collection, allowing the store staff time to assemble and set-up your new bike.

Returns Refunds

When to return (Direct Delivery)

  • Changed your mind about your order? Not a problem – simply let us know within 14 days of receipt of your goods that you wish to return your unwanted goods. You then have a further 14 days to return the item(s) to us.
  • Information regarding the return of damaged goods can be found at the bottom of this returns policy.
  • Please be aware that we will need to inspect and approve a return before issuing any refunds.

How to return (Direct Delivery)

  • We kindly request that you put your returns request in writing to us and state whether you would like a refund, exchange or replacement. Please inform us of your request via email at sales@tgc.bike and we will do our upmost to respond within 1-2 working days.
  • Please note that you are liable for any transportation costs incurred to return your item(s).
  • Please be aware that any unwanted goods should be returned to us unused, in their original packaging, and in the condition in which you received them. Please check that all instructions and fixings for your item are included with your return.
  • If your order comes in multiple boxes, please ensure that all parts are returned to us in their original packing and in their original received condition.
  • Please ensure that you also request proof of postage from your chosen courier and notify us of your return tracking information at sales@tgc.bike.
  • All returns should be sent in original packaging. If you are unable to repackage the item please note a £20 charge will apply for the cost of replacement packaging.

Getting a refund

  • The team processes the refund to your original method of payment within 3-5 working days of confirming that we have received your item(s). The return of the funds into your account is then dependant on the end processor, e.g. your bank, Paypal, Amazon Pay, etc.
  • For items that are returned to us as unwanted, we will refund the original paid price of the item itself only. the delivery charge is not included in your refund.
  • If you have requested a replacement or exchange of your goods, this will be sent out once we have received and approved your return.
  • We reserve the right to withhold part or all of a refund should any unwanted goods not be returned to us in their original condition. A re-stocking fee may also apply.
  • If you would like an update on the status of your refund, exchange or replacement please contact our team on 0121 748 8050 (Mon to Thurs, 8.30am-5pm, Fri 8.30am-1.30pm).

Returning faulty products

All items should be checked upon delivery, even if you are not planning on using your item straight away.Although we strive to ensure that all of our products are carefully packaged and delivered to our customers, unfortunately there may be rare occasions when an item arrives faulty or damaged.

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In the event of receiving a faulty item, we please ask that you either:

Reject the item upon deliveryORSign for the item as damaged and then forward on details of the issue plus any supporting images within 3 working days to sales@tgc.bikePlease be aware that we cannot accept damaged claims after 3 working days of receipt of the order.Any replacements for items that have been agreed upon by our team as faulty/damaged will be sent to you free of postage charges.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about returning goods, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly customer service team.

Contact telephone: 0121 748 8050

We are open from Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 1.30pm. Friday 8.30am to 1.30pm

Segway’s 40-mile range Ninebot MAX G30P electric scooter falls 150 to 600 in New Green Deals

Are you tired of using gas and oil for your daily commute? Well, Segway’s Ninebot MAX G30P electric scooter is a great way to get back and forth from work to home without using a single drop of fossil fuels. It’s on sale for 600 today, which is down 150 from its normal going rate and also marks a return to its all-time low that we’ve only seen once before. We also have a wide selection of Tesla and e-bike discounts in today’s New Green Deals, so you won’t want to miss that either.

Head below for other New Green Deals that we’ve found today and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals. Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best deals on Tesla accessories.

Cruise around on a Segway electric scooter

Through next week, Woot is offering a wide selection of Segway electric scooters and more on sale. Our top pick is the Ninebot MAX G30P Electric Kick Scooter for 599.99 Prime shipped, with non-Prime members being charged a 6 delivery fee. Normally 750 at Amazon or Best Buy, today’s deal matches the all-time low that we’ve tracked at Amazon. This electric scooter packs a 350W motor which allows it to reach speeds of 18.6 MPH. While that might not seem super fast, it’ll feel quick quick once you’re riding. The built-in rechargeable battery features a range of up to 40 miles as well, which should be more than enough to get to and from work or the store on a single charge. Once you arrive at a destination, the G30P has a one-step folding mechanism to make it easy to carry as well. There’s also a LED display, Bluetooth phone pairing, cruise control, and multiple riding modes to choose from. Oh, and the onboard display lets you know how much charge is left and what your current speed is. Of course, not a single drop of gas or oil is required for this to function either, making it a green alternative to your normal commute.

Save 650 on Segway’s Ninebot electric GoKart PRO at its second-best price of 1,650

Amazon is now offering the Segway Ninebot Electric GoKart PRO for 1,650 shipped. Normally fetching 2,300, you’re looking at the second-best price to date following a 650 discount. This is 50 under our previous mention and delivering a notable chance to save for unwrapping some electric kart action come Christmas. Geared for riders weighing up to 220 pounds, the Ninebot GoKart PRO can handle zipping you or the kids around the block at up to 23 MPH top speeds with a 15-mile range. Its durable design can also be folded down for transportation, and pairs with other features like an electric brake, integrated headlights, and taillights. You can also detach the included Ninebot S MAX which powers the experience for a self-balancing scooter ride alongside the go kart fun.

On the more affordable front of putting some gokart action underneath the Christmas tree, Amazon is also marking down the Segway Ninebot S GoKart kit to 1,239.97. This package is down to one of the best ever from its usual 1,550 price tag and arrives with 310 in savings attached. It isn’t going to be quite as capable of a cruising machine as the Pro version above, but can handle hitting 10 MPH top speeds with a 13.7-mile range. This Ninebot S model is geared towards riders up to 220 pounds, and can also convert between the four- and two-wheeled configurations.

SWFT VOLT e-bike packs 32 miles of riding for 600

Best Buy is offering the SWFT VOLT E-Bike for 599.99 shipped. Down from a 900 list price, we’ve seen it fall to as low as 500 in the past, but that was way back in January. This is among the best pricing that we’ve seen since. Ready to let you get to and from work without using a single drop of gas or oil. It can travel at up to 19.8 MPH and the built-in battery can last for as long as 32 miles before it’s time to plug back in. The pedal assist mode on SWFT’s VOLT will let you balance between your legs and the built-in motor making the e-bike go forward without having to exert as much effort. This pedal assist function also means that when the terrain gets hilly, the bike can take the hard part out of biking, making it so you don’t have to change how hard you’re pedaling.

New Tesla deals

After checking out the Segway electric scooter on sale above, if you keep read, you’ll find a selection of new green deals that will make your Tesla experience better in multiple areas. From storage to keep recordings on to phone mounts, car chargers, and anything else we can find, it’ll be listed below. Each day we’ll do our best to find new and exciting deals and ways for you to save on fun accessories for your Tesla, making each trip unique. For more gift ideas and deals, check out the best Tesla shop. Keep reading on for e-bike, Greenworks, and other great deals.

  • SimpleTire offers up to 20% off thousands of tires
  • Discount Tire offers up to 100 off or more on Cooper, Bridgestone, and other tires
  • Model 3 CupHolderHero: 12 (Reg. 14)
  • Spigen OneTap MagSafe car mounts now up to 38% off starting at 27 via Amazon
  • Bring MagSafe to your ride with iOttie’s premium Velox car mount at 42.50

New e-bike deals electric scooter discounts

You can use an e-bike or electric scooter for fun, exercise, or even transportation to and from work or the coffee shop. We have several people here that will regularly commute to coffee shops or offices on their e-bike, as it cuts down on fossil fuel usage as well as allows them to enjoy some time outdoors on nice sunny days. Below, you’ll find a wide selection of new e-bike deals and electric scooter deal in all price ranges, so give it a look if that’s something you’d be interested in picking up. As always, the newest e-bike deal and electric scooter discounts and sales will be at the top, so shop quick as the discounts are bound to go away soon.

  • Hit the road with up to 790 off Huck Cycles
  • Hover-1’s Blackhawk electric scooter with 28-mile range hits new low at 405
  • Juiced e-bikes 0% APR financing available
  • Micah Toll’s favorite low-cost folding electric bike, the Lectric XP 3.0: 999 (Reg. 1,099)
  • Kent Electric Pedal Assist Mountain Bike: 698 (Reg. 998)
  • Gotrax’s just-released G MAX electric scooter sees first discount at 100 off, more

Additional New Green Deals

After shopping the Segway electric scooter on sale above, be sure to check out the other discounts we found today. These new green deals are wide-ranging from outdoor lawn equipment to anything else we find that could save you money in various ways, be that cutting gas and oil out of your life or just enjoying other amenities that energy-saving gear can bring. As always, the newest deals will be at the top, so shop quick as the discounts are bound to go away soon.

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Sustainable Mobility: Are Electric Scooters Eco-Friendly?

Trained at Sciences Po Bordeaux and at Mines ParisTECH in social, environmental and economic issues, Clément has been editor-in-chief of Youmatter since 2015.

Published at 2019, November 1 st

Are electric scooters eco-friendly? What is the environmental impact of electric scooters compared to other means of transport? Can they be part of a sustainable transportation system? Let’s take a look at what recent studies say.

Over the last months, app-shared electric scooters have been blooming in many of the world’s largest cities. In theory, they provide a convenient, on-demand, accessible transportation for everyone to get around with electricity, which, as we know, is normally less polluting than gasoline or other fossil fuels.

Yes, that’s true – but it is not that simple! As always, when it comes to environmental impact, before saying one technology is more eco-friendly than another, a couple of questions need to be answered.

What is the hidden pollution electric scooters generate (for example during their manufacturing or while being powered with electricity? What are the real extra benefits that come along with it compared to other already existing technologies? How long is its lifespan, i.e., for how long is it expected to last? How is it recycled at the end of its lifecycle? When compared to other means of transport that were already here, are electric scooters more ecological?

Electric Scooters: An Ecological Impact That’s Still Unkown

This debate of what’s the more ecological means of transport has been very controversial, especially with the recent growth of the global electric cars’ market share. Some accuse electric cars of being actually more polluting than the conventional fossil-fuel-powered cars, securing their arguments in the production and (lack of) recycling of the lithium-ion batteries. Others FOCUS on the extraction of rare metals or on the production of electricity in countries with oil or coal-based grids.

Others say it is more eco-friendly because it reduces emissions during the use phase, meaning driving, especially if it is coupled with decarbonized energy (a renewable energies based electricity grid). Today, with the multiplication of scientific studies on this subject, we are almost certain that yes, the electric car is more environmentally friendly than diesel or gasoline car in virtually all cases.

But for the electric scooters, it’s more complicated. Indeed, the phenomenon is recent and we still have a little perspective on all the impacts they encompass. Although they’re starting to grow, not many reports have looked at the question. Still, some studies have attempted to evaluate the impacts of electric scooters, especially under self-service conditions. So here is what we can say today, considering the state of our knowledge on this subject.

The Environmental Impact Of Electric Scooters

As for all means of transport, if we want to measure the environmental impact of electric scooters, it is necessary to analyze the 4 main phases of its life cycle. The first two are the phases of the vehicle’s manufacturing (then the engine and other components are assembled) and the energy production phase of the vehicle (how polluting is the energy that enables the vehicle to be driven). Then comes the use phase of the vehicle (when it is driven) and then the maintenance and end of life of the vehicle (how it is maintained and recycled or destroyed when it no longer works). In each of these phases, there are different environmental impacts.

For electric scooters, it’s a bit like electric vehicles. In the production phase, we must take into account all the energy consumed to extract raw materials, transform them, assemble them… This stage is important for all electronic devices because it is where the battery (that’s very polluting) is considered.

Concerning the production of energy phase, again, electrical scooters have issues similar to the ones of electric cars. If the electricity is produced in an ecological way (renewable or decarbonated energy), then the environmental impact of this phase will be lower. On the other hand, if it is produced from fossil fuels burning (such as coal, oil or gas), the ecological impact, and especially the amount of released greenhouse gases, increases.

Next, the use phase is crucial for electric scooters and electric vehicles in general, because that’s where they have a real advantage. In fact, during the use phase, electric vehicles (including scooters) do not pollute. That’s right, there are no CO2 or other polluting emissions – only particles related to braking. This means that the longer electric scooters (or electric cars) are used, the more ecological advantage they get. However, it is also necessary to count on how they are recharged. Scooters, for example, need to be brought to a charging station and this transportation, usually done by trucks, can have a significant impact on the overall math.

Finally, recycling is also important because electric scooters are made of rare and potentially polluting materials. It is, therefore, necessary to take care of their batteries (and the vehicle cell itself), which makes them accountable for a great slice of pollution they can’t run away from – at least until the battery-recycling industry gets more developed.

Electric Scooters: Not So Eco-Friendly

Today, the main study analysing these different phases for electric scooters is one published by North Carolina State University. According to the scientists who conducted it, electric scooters are not really an eco-friendly means of transportation today. In fact, regarding the carbon footprint, scooters emit about 202 g of CO2 per km and per passenger over their entire life cycle. It’s about as much as a conventional car and 3,5 times more than an electric car.

Why these results? First, because the manufacturing phase is quite heavy: it is necessary to build a battery for each scooter that then only allows for the transportation of one person. Ultimately, 50% of the carbon impact is linked to the vehicle’s production. The second biggest problem is charging electric scooters. Indeed, they must be collected and moved to be recharged, and that means using trucks that emit CO2. This weights heavily on the balance sheet: 43% of greenhouse gas emissions are linked to recharging. In the end, the production of energy represents a little less than 5% of the GHG balance of electric scooters.

But the main problem of electric scooters is ultimately the way they are used. Indeed, to obtain this result, scientists assumed scooters had a lifespan of about 1 year. This short period considerably increases the negative ecological impact of scooters, because as they’re only used for a few hundred kilometers, the negative impact of batteries isn’t that much diluted. Alternatively, when producing a car, it is used for years and usually and around 200,000 km or more get covered.

over, researchers noted that the main lever to reduce the environmental impact of scooters is to extend their lifespan. Thus, if we used these scooters for 2 years, they’d emit 141 g of CO2 per km per passenger (which is still 2 times higher than driving in an electric car). However, according to the first available data, currently in real conditions electric scooters have a life of less than 1 month (in Kentucky’s reality) as they get broken, thrown into rivers or poorly maintained – making them last for a little time. So while the shared, on-demand mobility gets trendier and grows, it’s important that electric scooters are used in a civilized way away. This would make them last longer and become a more ecological alternative.

Electric Scooters: What’s Their Place In The Sustainable Mobility System?

All this invites us to question the relevance of these types of vehicles. What are they really for? What is their actual use? This is what really determines the ecological relevance of a means of transportation. Indeed, a vehicle or a means of transport is never ecological in itself. It is environmentally friendly only when it makes it possible to meet a mobility need in a more ecological way than the means of transport we already have (walking, cycling, public transport or private vehicles).

But in the case of electric scooters, the question of what is their use is still unclear. In the majority of cases, using an electric scooter does not replace a more polluting alternative. Presumably, those who generally travel by car aren’t giving up on their vehicles and replacing them for electric scooters: there are already better alternatives to travel long distances such as public transport or even cycling. And in fact, many times, electric scooters replace other, more ecological transports like cycling, walking, buses or subways. And since they emit more CO2 than these different modes of transport, electric scooters tend today to increase the global carbon footprint of the mobility sector.

In summary, electric scooters are ecologically relevant only when they replace more polluting means of transpohttps://youmatter.world/en/definition/sustainability-definition-examples-principles/rt such as cars – a scenario that is likely uncommon. If we want electric scooters to fit into a system of mobility and sustainable transportation, we must first and foremost:

  • Extend their lifespan and use them in a more civilized and careful way so that they last longer;
  • Improve the charging infrastructure (to avoid using conventional vehicles to recharge them);
  • Not use them to replace trips already doing good when it comes to carbon emissions: such as public transport, walking or cycling

It’s not easy! There are probably some scenarios where it may make sense to use electric scooters, especially for people using different transports to get to their destination – but this isn’t the case for the majority of users. In a scenario where public transportation works well and efficiently and it’s the main way of moving around in a city that’s not privileging cars, using electric scooters may be interesting. But today most cities are still car-oriented.

Or should we rather see it from a perspective where the goal is to start preparing people for a Smart, interconnected public transportation network, where individual-owned cars are left behind, and where electric scooters are an alternative to get to specific locations where subways, trams or buses don’t get to? But even then bikes could do a better job. Unless it’s a long way up – then we’d have to analyze electric bikes too and compare both. But in the way mobility in cities is designed today, there are more eco-friendly alternatives to electric scooters from sharing platforms.

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