Comparison between:
- 2016 KIA Soul EV
- 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
- 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV
- 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SE

Brand, model, trim, price

Information about the brand, series, model name and year, trim and price of the electric vehicle.

2016 KIA Soul EV2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV2015 Chevrolet Spark EV2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SE
2016 KIA Soul EV2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV2015 Chevrolet Spark EV2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SE
Trim---SE
Model year2016201720152016
MarketNorth America, EuropeNorth AmericaNorth America, Europe, South KoreaNorth America, Europe
Price-USD 37,495 (USA, Sep 2016)USD 25,995 (USA, Apr 2015)
USD 27,495 (USA, Jun 2014)
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Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

Information about the EV body style, dimensions, clearance, volumes, curb weight, GVWR.

Body styleCrossoverHatchbackHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsSteel
Aluminium
Steel
Aluminium
High-strength steelSteel
Exterior colorsCarribean Blue w/Clear White Roof
Clear White
Shadow Black w/Inferno Red Roof
Titanium Silver
Bright Silver Metallic
Shadow Black
Arctic Blue Metallic
Cajun Red Tintcoat
Kinetic Blue Metallic
Mosaic Black Metallic
Nightfall Grey Metallic
Orange Burst Metallic
Summit White
Silver Ice Metallic
Electric Blue
Silver Ice
Black Granite
Summit White
Titanium
Salsa
Lime
Deep Black Pearl Metallic
Urano Gray Metallic
Night Blue Metallic
Reflex Silver Metallic
Limestone Grey
Pure White
Pacific Blue
Interior colorsGreyDark Galvanized with Sky Cool Gray accents
Dark Galvanized Grey
Light Ash Gray seats with Ceramic White accents
Electric Blue
Dark Pewter
Black
Beige
Number of doors4554
Number of seats5545
Length163.0 in
4140 mm
164.0 in
4166 mm
146.5 in
3720 mm
168.1 in
4270 mm
Width70.9 in
1800 mm
69.5 in
1765 mm
64.1 in
1627 mm
70.8 in
1798 mm
Width with mirrors---79.8 in
2027 mm
Height62.7 in
1593 mm
62.8 in
1594 mm
62.6 in
1590 mm
57.1 in
1450 mm
Wheelbase101.2 in
2570 mm
102.4 in
2601 mm
93.5 in
2375 mm
103.6 in
2631 mm
Front track62.0 in
1576 mm
59.1 in
1501 mm
55.5 in
1410 mm
60.8 in
1544 mm
Rear track62.4 in
1585 mm
59.1 in
1501 mm
54.8 in
1391 mm
59.5 in
1511 mm
Clearance6.3 in
160 mm
6.0 in
152 mm
-5.0 in
127 mm
Front headroom39.6 in
1006 mm
39.7 in
1008 mm
39.4 in
1000 mm
38.4 in
975 mm
Rear headroom39.5 in
1003 mm
37.9 in
963 mm
37.3 in
948 mm
38.1 in
968 mm
Front shoulder room55.5 in
1410 mm
54.6 in
1387 mm
50.7 in
1288 mm
55.9 in
1420 mm
Rear shoulder room54.7 in
1389 mm
52.8 in
1341 mm
49.7 in
1263 mm
53.9 in
1369 mm
Front hip room53.2 in
1351 mm
51.6 in
1311 mm
48.0 in
1218 mm
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Rear hip room49.3 in
1252 mm
50.8 in
1290 mm
47.5 in
1206 mm
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Front legroom40.9 in
1039 mm
41.6 in
1057 mm
42.0 in
1067 mm
41.2 in
1046 mm
Rear legroom36.0 in
914 mm
36.5 in
927 mm
35.2 in
893 mm
35.6 in
904 mm
Passenger volume2749.0 l
97.08 ft3
2.75 m3
2673.0 l
94.40 ft3
2.67 m3
2444.0 l
86.31 ft3
2.44 m3
2647.6 l
93.50 ft3
2.65 m3
Total volume3281.0 l
115.87 ft3
3.28 m3
3152.0 l
111.31 ft3
3.15 m3
2717.0 l
95.95 ft3
2.72 m3
3293.2 l
116.30 ft3
3.29 m3
Trunk volume532.0 l
18.79 ft3
0.53 m3
479.0 l
16.92 ft3
0.48 m3
273.0 l
9.64 ft3
0.27 m3
645.6 l
22.80 ft3
0.65 m3
Maximum trunk volume1402.0 l
49.51 ft3
1.40 m3
1603.0 l
56.61 ft3
1.60 m3
663.0 l
23.41 ft3
0.66 m3
1492.3 l
52.70 ft3
1.49 m3
Curb weight3289.3 lb
1492 kg
3582.51 lb
1625 kg
2866.01 lb
1300 kg
3390.71 lb
1538 kg
Payload1031.76 lb
468 kg
930.35 lb
422 kg
-930.35 lb
422 kg
GVWR4321.06 lb
1960 kg
4512.86 lb
2047 kg
-4321.06 lb
1960 kg
Drag coefficient0.35 Cd0.308 Cd0.326 Cd0.27 Cd
Additional informationOverhand front/rear - 841 mm (33.1 in.) / 729 mm (28.7 in. )
Approach / departure angle - 17.3 / 29.2 (degrees)
Curb weight with sunroof - 1526.8 kg (optional for the + trim only)
Overhang front / rear - 836 mm / 730 mmFront overhang - 790 mm.
Rear overhang - 555 mm.
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Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

Manufacturer--General MotorsVolkswagen
Model---EEM 85
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorFrontFrontFrontFront
Voltage360 V---
Power81 kW
109.2 hp
110.7 ps
150 kW
201.2 hp
203.9 ps
105 kW
140.8 hp
142.8 ps
85 kW
114.0 hp
115.6 ps
Maximum power RPM8000 rpm--3000 - 12000 rpm
Torque285 Nm
29.1 kgm
210.2 ft-lb
360 Nm
36.7 kgm
265.5 ft-lb
444 Nm
45.3 kgm
327.5 ft-lb
270 Nm
27.5 kgm
199.1 ft-lb
Maximum torque RPM2730 rpm---
Regenerative brakingYesYesYesYes
Driving modes-Normal
Sport
Drive
Low
Normal
Sport
Eco
Eco+
Normal
Additional informationInput voltage - 240-413 V-The motor is oil-cooled.Five levels of regenerative braking - D
D1
D2
D3
and B
Eco mode power and torque - 70 kW / 220 Nm
Eco+ mode power and torque - 55 kW / 175 Nm

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed90.1 mph
145.0 km/h
90.1 mph
145.0 km/h
90.1 mph
145.0 km/h
87.0 mph
140.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h11.50 s--10.40 s
Acceleration from 80 to 120 km/h-4.50 s--
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph11.20 s6.90 s7.20 s-
Additional information---Eco mode top speed - 140 km/h
Eco mode acceleration 0-100 km/h - 13.1 s
Eco+ mode top speed - 90 km/h

Driving range

Information about the official driving range of the model according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Driving rangeNEDC: 131.7 mi / 212.0 km
EPA: 93.2 mi / 150.0 km
EPA: 238.0 mi / 383.0 kmEPA: 51.0 mi / 82.0 kmEPA: 83.0 mi / 133.6 km

Energy efficiency

Information about the energy efficiency of the model in various measurement units according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Energy efficiencyEPA, CMB: 32 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 92 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 105 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 120 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 28 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 110 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 119 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 128 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 28 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 109 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 119 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 128 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 29 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 105 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 116 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 126 MPGe

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy class---A+

Steering

Information about the type of the steering mechanism of the model and related features.

Type of steering mechanismRack and pinionRack and pinionRack and pinionRack and pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronicElectronicElectronic
Turning circle10.6 m
34.78 ft
10.8 m
35.43 ft
10.3 m
33.79 ft
10.9 m
35.76 ft
Lock-to-lock turns2.852.912.8-
Additional informationSteering ratio - 15.7:1---

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive (FWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Axle ratio8.2067.053.873.61
Additional information---Gearbox model - EQ 270

Suspension

Information about the system of components that connects the wheels and axles to the chassis.

Front suspensionCoil springs (helical springs)
Shock absorbers
MacPherson strut
Independent
Independent
MacPherson strut
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Coil springs (helical springs)
Independent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
MacPherson strut
Independent
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Rear suspensionSemi-independent
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Coil springs (helical springs)
Shock absorbers
Coil springs (helical springs)
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Shock absorbers
Semi-independent
Semi-independent
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Coil springs (helical springs)
Independent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Telescopic shock absorbers

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesDiscsDiscsVentilated discsDiscs
Additional informationFront brakes diameter - 11.8 in
Rear brakes diameter - 11.1 in
Front brake rotor diameter: 276 mm / 11 in
Rear brake rotor diamete: 264 mm / 10 in
Brake rotor diameter front (single piston): 256 mm
Brake rotor diameter rear (single piston): 258 mm
Front discs size - 11.3 x 1.0 in
Rear discs size - 10.7 x 0.4 in

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims6.5Jx166.5Jx17
6.5Jx17
-6.5Jx16 ET46

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres205/60R16 92H215/50R17 H185/55R15
195/55R15
205/55R16 91H

Battery

Specifications and features of the rechargeable battery that powers this vehicle.

ManufacturerSK InnovationLG ChemLG ChemPanasonic-Sanyo
Type of rechargeable batteryLi-Ion PolymerLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity30.5 kWh60 kWh18.4 kWh24.2 kWh
Number of cells192288192264
Number of modules810-27
Voltage360 V350 V400 V323 V
Energy density200 Wh/kg230 Wh/kg-126 Wh/kg
Weight604.95 lb
274.4 kg
961.22 lb
436 kg
473.99 lb
215 kg
701.07 lb
318 kg
Volume241.0 l
8.51 ft3
0.24 m3
285.0 l
10.06 ft3
0.28 m3
139.0 l
4.91 ft3
0.14 m3
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LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle-Under the floor, middle
CoolingAir convectionWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulationPassive cooling
Minimum ambient temperature-35 °C
-31 °F
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Additional informationUsable capacity - 27 kWh
Battery Ah - 75 Ah
Nickel-cobalt-manganese cathode
Supposed battery model - NCM 622
A heat pump HVAC system is standard
With active thermal conditioning
Cell height - 3.9 in
Cell width - 13.1 in
96s3p format
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Charging type

Information about the different types of charging of this specific electric car.

Charging typeTrickle charging at home, 1.44 kW
ICCB (In-Cable Control Box), 2.3 kW
DC fast charging, 50 kW
Household charging, 1.44 kW
Wallbox 3.84 kW, 3.84 kW
Wallbox 7.68 kW, 7.68 kW
DC fast charging, 80 kW
DC fast charging, 50 kWStandard wall socket, 1.2 kW
Standard wall socket, 2.3 kW
Wall box, 3.6 kW
Wall box, 7.2 kW
CCS fast charging, 40 kW
CCS fast charging, 50 kW

Onboard charger/Charging port

Information about the onboard charger(s)/charging port(s) available on this electric vehicle.

Onboard charger/Charging portOnboard charger, Type 1, 6.6 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2, 6.6 kW
Optional onboard charger, Type 1 CCS1, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1, 7.2 kW
-Onboard charger, Type 1 CCS1, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 7.2 kW

Charging time

Information about the estimated charging time for this EV depending on the various type of charging it supports.

Charging timeDC fast charging, 0:29-0:33
Normal AC charging, 4:38-5:00
ICCB (In-Cable Control Box), 11:44-13:16
Trickle charging at home, 21:11-24:00
DC fast charging, 0:36-0:45
Wallbox 7.68 kW, 8:20-9:30
Wallbox 3.84 kW, 15:38-19:00
Household charging, 41:40-50:00
DC fast charging, 0:20-0:25CCS fast charging 50 kW, 0:24
CCS fast charging 40 kW, 0:29
Wall box 7.2 kW, 3:11
Wall box 3.6 kW, 6:44-8:00
Standard wall socket 230V, 10:32-13:00
Standard wall socket 110/120V, 20:00

Additional features

A list of standard and optional exterior and interior features of the model.

Additional featuresBody color bumpers with color accents (S)
Cargo screen (S)
Dual front cup holders (S)
FlexSteer (S)
Luggage net (S)
One luggage 12V power outlet (S)
Anti lock Brake System (ABS) (S)
Brake Assist System (BAS) (S)
Dual front advanced airbags (S)
Dual front seat mounted side airbags (S)
Electric Power Steering (EPS) (S)
Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) (S)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) (S)
Front and rear 3 point seat belts (S)
Front seat belt pretensioners (S)
Front seat belt reminder (S)
Full length side curtain airbags (S)
Height adjustable front seat belt anchors (S)
Hill start Assist Control (HAC) (S)
Immobilizer (S)
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) (S)
Park assist system with front and rear sensors (S)
Pedestrian Warning System (S)
Rear child safety door locks (S)
Rollover sensor (S)
Tire Mobility Kit (TMK) (S)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (S)
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) (S)
3.5-inch OLED supervision cluster (S)
8-inch display with AVN 4.0 navigation (S)
AM/FM radio/SIRIUS Satellite Radio (S)
Bluetooth with voice recognition (S)
Dual 12V power outlets (front) (S)
One luggage 12V power outlet (S)
Outside temperature display (S)
Rear camera display (S)
SIRIUS Satellite Radio (S)
Smart key with button start lock system (S)
6 x speakers (S)
USB/auxiliary input jacks (S)
UVO EV Services (5 Year Subscription) (S)
Driver only HVAC function (S)
Heat Pump HVAC system (S)
Rear seat heater ducts (under front seats) (S)
6-way manual adjustable driver's seat (S)
60/40 split folding rear seat with adjustable rear headrests (S)
Heated front seats (2-levels) (S)
Heated front seats (3-levels) (S)
Heated rear outboard seats (2-levels) (S)
Passenger seat side tray (S)
Rear -seat adjustable headrests (S)
Ventilated front seats (3-levels) (S)
Heated steering wheel (S)
Leather wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob (S)
Steering-wheel-mounted audio control buttons (S)
Tilt and telescopic steering column (S)
Aero windshield wipers (S)
Front door speaker lights (O)
Panoramic sunroof (O)
Power windows with driver's one touch auto down (S)
Privacy glass (S)
Solar glass: front windows/windshield (S)
Day/night interior rear view mirror (S)
Electrochromatic rear view mirror (S)
Heated outside mirrors (S)
Outside mirrors with turn signal indicators (S)
Power folding outside mirrors (S)
Power outside mirrors (S)
Ambient LED interior lights (O)
Cargo area illumination (S)
Dome light (S)
Illuminated dual visors vanity mirrors with sliding rod (S)
Illuminated glove box (S)
Illuminated start button (S)
Illuminated, sliding charge port door (S)
LED accent lights (above headlamps) (S)
LED rear combination lamps (S)
Projection fog lights (S)
Projection headlamps with auto light control, anti fog and escort function (S)
Bio based interior materials (S)
Cloth seat trim (S)
Leather seat trim (S)
Leatherette center door trim (S)
Leatherette cluster housing (S)
Soft touch dash (S)
Soft touch front upper door panels (S)
Cargo cover (S)
Dual-port grille (Dark Silver or Black) (S)
EV Navigation Mapping (S)
Tailgate-mounted rear spoiler (S)
Two front cupholders (S)
Blind Spot Alert (O)
Cross-Traffic Alert (O)
Drag control (S)
Dual-stage frontal, driver and right-front passenger (S)
Electric Parking Brake (S)
Electronic brake force distribution (S)
Four-channel ABS (S)
GM Electronic Precision Shift (EPS) shifter (S)
Head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions (S)
Knee for driver and front passenger (S)
Lane Departure Warning System (O)
LATCH system (S)
Overtaking Sensor (O)
Parking assist (S)
Parking Assistance (O)
Pedestrian Safety Signal (S)
Rear doors child locks (S)
Side blind zone alert with lane change alert (S)
StabiliTrak (S)
Surround Vision (O)
Thorax side-impact seat-mounted for side-front outboard seating positions (S)
Thorax side-impact seat-mounted, side-rear outboard seating positions (S)
Traction control system (S)
10.2-inch touchscreen with MyLink infotainment system (S)
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support (S)
Bose premium 7-speaker system (O)
Driver Information Center with an 8-inch multi-color graphic display (S)
Keyless open and push-button start (S)
OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi for up to 7 devices (S)
SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite radio (S)
2 x USB charging-only ports for rear passengers (S)
Wireless Charging for compatible smartphones (O)
60/40 split folding for rear seats (S)
Front passenger seatback map pocket (S)
Heated front seats (O)
Heated outbound rear seats (S)
Rear armrest with two cupholders (S)
Leather-trimmed steering wheel (O)
Manually heated steering wheel (O)
Steering Wheel Adjustment (S)
Intermittent windshield and rear window wiper (S)
Power front windows (S)
Rear window electric defogger (S)
Automatic rearview mirror (O)
Digital rearview mirror using a rear-facing camera (O)
Heated side mirrors (S)
Power-adjustable side mirrors (S)
Sun visors with sliding vanity mirrors (S)
HID projector beam headlights (S)
Incandescent cargo lamp (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED dome lights (S)
LED taillamps (S)
Deluxe cloth (S)
Perforated leather (S)
Adjustable head restraints (S)
Anti-theft technology (S)
Brake assist (S)
Collapsible steering column (S)
Cruise control (S)
Electronic parking break (S)
Four-wheel ABS (S)
Hill Start Assist (S)
Immobilizer (S)
LATCH child seat attachment system (S)
OnStar with 4G LTE (3 years free) (S)
Rollover sensing system (S)
Seat belt pretensioners in the front seats (S)
StabiliTrak stability control (S)
10 x standard airbags (S)
Standard electronic brakeforce distribution (S)
Three-point safety belts in all four seats (S)
Traction control (S)
7-inch LCD display (S)
Bluetooth capability (S)
Built-in Wi-Fi hotspot (S)
Chevrolet MyLink, USB port, auxiliary input jack (S)
Push-button start (S)
Remote keyless entry (S)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (three-month trial period) (S)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (three-month trial period) (S)
6 x speakers (S)
Remote start/cabin pre-conditioning (S)
Heated front seats (O)
Leather-wrapped (O)
Steering wheel-mounted controls (S)
Power locks and windows (S)
Fabric (S)
Leatherette (O)
Adjustable cargo floor (S)
e-Golf front grille with blue accent (S)
Integrated rear spoiler (S)
3-point safety belts for all seating positions with pretensioners for driver and front passenger (S)
Anti-lock Braking System (S)
Anti-Slip Regulation (S)
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System (S)
Child safety locks on rear doors (S)
City Emergency Braking (S)
Driver alertness detection (S)
Driver and front passenger seat belt reminder (S)
Driver and passenger front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system (S)
Driver-only knee airbag (S)
Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (S)
Electronic Differential Lock (S)
Electronic speed control (S)
Electronic Stability Control (S)
Engine Braking Assist (S)
Front airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Front and rear seats belt load limiters (S)
Hydraulic Brake Assist (S)
Immobilizer, anti-theft alarm, central locking (S)
Intelligent Crash Response System (S)
Isofix on rear seats (S)
LATCH (S)
Rearview camera (S)
Side chest airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Side chest airbags for rear seats (S)
Side curtain airbags for front seats (S)
Side curtain airbags for rear seats (S)
Side head airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Speed assist (S)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
XDS (Cross Differential System) (S)
2 x 12V power outlets: 1 in front center console, 1 in cargo area (S)
8-inch Composition Media touchscreen sound system with proximity sensor (S)
Bluetooth with audio streaming for compatible devices (S)
Color multi-function trip computer (S)
Keyless entry (S)
Keyless start (S)
MIB II infotainment system (S)
MP3/WMA/FLAC-compatible CD player, AM/FM/HD Radio, SD memory card reader, and voice control (S)
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription (S)
8 x speakers (S)
USB port (S)
VW Car-Net connected services (S)
Climatronic automatic dual-zon A/C (S)
Parking heater/ventilation (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
8-way partial power-adjustable front seats (S)
Adjustable lumbar support for driver and front passenger seats (S)
Front comfort seats (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Electrically heated windshield (S)
Heated front washer nozzles (S)
Power windows with one-touch up/down front and rear (S)
Rain-sensing windshield wipers (S)
Rear window wiper and washer system (S)
Power-folding and adjustable side mirrors with turning signal (S)
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors (S)
Automatic headlights with Coming/Leaving Home feature (S)
Halogen headlights (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED reading lights (S)
Cloth (S)
Leather gear knob (S)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional informationWhat's new for 2016 Kia Soul EV:
A third trim appears;
Nozzle locking function for the onboard charger;
Illuminated AUX/USB port;
Shadow Black and Bright Silver colors;
Sun & Fun Package for the + trim (panoramic sunroof / LED interior lighting / Speaker Lights);
Built on the GM BEV2 platform.--
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