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Watch the Great Travel Hack Season One: LA to NYC

Follow the action as Team Alpha and Team Omega compete to travel from Los Angeles to New York City using the lowest CO2 emissions. Watch all five episodes now to find out which team won.

EPISODE ONE

The two teams kick off the first leg of their epic journey in Los Angeles. It’s all whoops, claps and unbridled enthusiasm as they set off to Las Vegas in their chosen vehicles, but what happens when they have to take on their very first Black Bag Challenge? And how will Team Alpha cope when they have to take an electric vehicle out across a desert?

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00:01

Humans are meant to move around. That's what we do.

00:04

But can we do it in a cleaner way?

00:07

Two teams, 3,000 miles and only one rule.

00:11

Go with the lowest CO2 emissions possible.

00:13

Yes, we can move forward while thinking forward.

00:16

This is The Great Travel Hack.

00:26

-All right, all right. -All right, all right.

00:28

The teams are travel vloggers Damon and Jo.

00:31

-This is Damon. -And I'm Jo.

00:32

-Wait, what? -You're confusing them already!

00:35

Versus tech guru Sara and her boyfriend, pro skateboarder John.

00:40

My name is Sara Dietschy, it rhymes with peachy.

00:42

Helping them out are Mission Control.

00:46

These super-brainiacs will be monitoring every move and CO2 emission

00:50

and providing vital route intel, travel tech and transport advice.

00:54

Those are the players. Now let's start the game.

00:59

So, the first leg of your epic journey.

01:01

I hope you guys feel as pumped as me!

01:06

By 8pm tomorrow night, you need to be in the heart of Las Vegas.

01:09

I have awesome cars for you to choose from,

01:11

but because beauty is only skin deep, I have obviously covered them up.

01:16

But I've provided some super-useful data to help you choose.

01:19

You'll find another little treat, a black bag

01:21

with another cool gadget to help you on your journey.

01:24

So, how about it, my friends!

01:26

Before we get started, can we do our team thing?

01:29

OK. Hold on.

01:30

One, two, Team Alpha!

01:32

Team Alpha had a handshake.

01:34

-I know! -We're going to work on that.

01:36

Top speed is 88mph.

01:38

The fuel type is hydrogen.

01:40

Claimed range is 112 miles.

01:42

Claimed range is 366 miles.

01:45

We need a little bit of help.

01:47

-Mission Control. -Hello?

01:49

-My heart told me the hydrogen car. -And my head told us, as well.

01:52

-Apparently, this one uses less energy. -Oh, let's use that one.

01:56

All right, let's see what you got!

02:01

Oh, my goodness!

02:07

-Look at this baby! -A white car?

02:10

What are you waiting for? Let's go!

02:15

-Here we go, baby! -Let's do it, baby!

02:20

You've never travelled across the country.

02:24

I always wanted to go cross-country road trip and I'm finally doing it.

02:29

The fact that it's 3,000 miles...

02:32

-It's... -Should I be nervous?

02:39

I honestly feel like we're kind of in a spaceship.

02:42

Right. And while driving, there are no CO2 emissions.

02:45

The only thing that comes out is water vapours.

02:48

Stuff like that is the future of clean energy.

02:50

Definitely.

02:53

I'm, like, feeling good about this, blazing the trail.

02:56

This is my first time in an electric car, so I'm learning stuff.

02:59

This is the American dream, baby.

03:01

It's good to know we're doing this on cleaner energy.

03:08

Hydrogen refuelling station.

03:10

So HRS.

03:12

There is 35 right now in the state of California

03:15

and upwards of 100 in the next two years.

03:18

-Which is crazy. -Which is crazy.

03:21

Well, it's time to refuel, so let's check one of them out.

03:25

We're about to be outside, so you can fart if you need to.

03:28

Baby, you think I haven't already farted?

03:30

That's hilarious!

03:34

So this is the first fuel.

03:37

OK.

03:40

So it's done. That was easy.

03:50

20 more minutes. You can do a lot of things in 20 minutes.

03:53

What else do you want to do while we wait?

03:57

Oh, this is nice.

03:59

We charge it up, we charge ourselves up.

04:07

Hey. How are the teams getting on?

04:09

Both teams are making excellent progress.

04:11

Doesn't sound very challenging. Watch and learn, people.

04:18

We just got a text from Kaley.

04:20

-Oh! -All right.

04:22

I hope you're having a good time. But here's the thing.

04:25

The states you are driving through have some epic sights.

04:28

I want you to see them from a new perspective.

04:30

So find a new mode of transport

04:32

and complete a big chunk of the journey to Vegas... off the road.

04:36

What?

04:37

I feel like it has to be something motorised.

04:40

We need help.

04:42

I'm calling Mission Control.

04:44

Kaley has asked you to find alternative transport.

04:46

You guys have any thoughts? Remember, think lower carbon emissions.

04:50

So, maybe something in the air,

04:52

maybe something on a bike, off-roading.

04:54

We've thought about ATVs.

04:57

-Zip-lining. -Zip-lining. Dirt bikes.

05:01

Good thinking guys. We'll do some research to find the lowest CO2 emissions options.

05:05

Once we've secured the vehicle, we'll send you a drop-in to the rendezvous point.

05:08

So we don't have any more information, just go to the pin,

05:11

find the vehicle, bring padded underwear?

05:14

-Hang on, there should be a lake near you. -Interesting.

05:17

-We're at Lake Mead. -Oh, a boat!

05:20

Oh, snap!

05:31

This is the only thing here. We've got to pull in.

05:33

I think this is our ride.

05:38

-No! -That's so cute!

05:41

No!

05:42

Do you trust me with your life?

05:44

Do you have any, like, final words before you get in?

05:46

Good luck to me.

05:49

All right, baby, here we come!

05:52

-Can you hear it run? -No, not at all.

05:54

Wow. I'm so used to the motor.

05:57

Let's go!

06:05

Look at the view!

06:14

Vegas is that way!

06:16

So we got to get across those dunes.

06:20

How far does it go on one charge?

06:22

40 miles, depending on the speed you're travelling.

06:26

Titanic.

06:30

Oh my gosh.

06:32

Well, I think I'm stuck. Hold on.

06:34

-Jo! -This does not sound good!

06:40

Oh, no!

06:47

Look at what we did!

06:49

-Look at what we did? -Help me!

06:51

One, two, ready.

06:53

Use your strength! I thought you went to the gym!

06:56

I haven't been to the gym, Jo!

07:00

Team Omega are making smooth progress.

07:02

Yeah. Looks like Team Alpha are having... What is the technical term?

07:05

...a very bad day.

07:07

OK, does our phone work, at least?

07:09

-No service. -Great.

07:10

-Well, I bet there's service up there. -Let's go walk up the dune.

07:14

If the dune buggy doesn't work, you dune it yourself.

07:18

-That was such a good day on the boat. -It was.

07:21

Jo... it's getting dark.

07:23

And I think we need some help.

07:24

We should call somebody.

07:28

Hey.

07:29

Team Alpha requested a tow truck. That's going to cause them some issues.

07:32

No! Now we're going to lose!

07:48

OK, I've had my morning coffee. You have permission to speak.

07:51

The CO2 emission tracker shows Team Alpha have a lot of catching up to do.

07:55

Maybe they can do it with the black bag challenge. Send them the unlocking code.

08:12

-I'll hold this piece. Uh-oh. -Did you hear it click?

08:16

Wait, wait, wait. What in the world?

08:19

That goes up there.

08:23

I'm ready.

08:30

Did you ever think that you would be at the Hoover Dam riding electric bikes?

08:34

-No. This is absolutely stunning. -This is insane.

08:50

They whipping, they working it, they Team Alpha.

08:53

My thighs are getting such a workout right now.

08:57

Like, we don't have to put in any CO2 emissions,

09:00

but we're putting in that legwork.

09:02

OK, you can go over 20mph, apparently.

09:14

Vegas to the left!

09:16

Las Vegas, here we come!

09:19

-We should pull over. -I'm down.

09:20

My legs can't move any more.

09:28

Like, it's powered by natural gas, Jo.

09:31

So, while we were biking, we saw these buses that said natural gas.

09:35

Will we be able to use those?

09:40

So, natural gas is a good lower-carbon option.

09:42

-And it's public transportation. -I feel most at home...

09:45

-We'll let you go. We're going to take it. -Thank you!

09:51

I want to believe that we're close to the finish line.

09:58

I'm not feeling this. There's an electric monorail very close.

10:12

Holy smokes! We're here!

10:14

I mean, we're not waiting for the future,

10:17

we're pretty much living in the future now, you know what I'm saying?

10:28

This is it. This is it. They said a balcony.

10:37

Oh, my gosh!

10:40

-I'm tired. -Yeah.

10:41

Whoever's most tired probably is the winner.

10:44

So we won. Do you see our eyes?

10:46

-We're playing it up. We're exhausted. -You don't look exhausted.

10:49

-Hey, don't be alarmed, guys. It's me. -Kaley?

10:54

Well, it's... it's part of me.

10:55

My buddies in Mission Control found me this so I can keep in touch with you.

10:59

It's pretty awesome, right?

11:00

Nice work, Team Omega! That electric boat saved you a lot on CO2 emissions.

11:05

And you didn't even have to paddle! Yes!

11:07

As for you, Team Alpha, you were doing great,

11:10

but the tow truck's emissions were the deciding factor, so you lose.

11:13

-What? -Congrats, Team Omega!

11:16

Your prize is a delicious meal here.

11:18

Team Alpha, you're staying here, too,

11:20

but to cancel out those tow truck emissions,

11:22

we are turning off the dishwashers and you will be scrubbing.

11:27

See you bright and early tomorrow for the next leg! Bon appétit!

11:30

Yeah, yeah, thanks, Kaley.

11:33

Congrats, though.

11:34

-Congrats. -Appreciate it.

11:36

-Cheers! -Looks like we're about to hit the slots!

11:41

-They lost! -We lost.

11:45

-This is so gross. -This is so bad!

11:48

I wonder what Damon and Jo are doing right now.

11:51

All right, Jo, that's our fourth plate.

11:54

-Here you go. -I don't want more!

12:04

You think I was hard in this episode?

12:06

Wait until you see what I make them do in the next one.

12:08

Click here to watch it now.

EPISODE TWO

It’s one leg down and one team have taken the lead, but that can all change on leg two. Kaley sets the teams off through Nevada and Utah to Telluride and challenges them to take the ultimate selfie on the way. But when one team takes a wrong turn it sets them far off the beaten track, which means they have a lot of ground to cover, and quickly. Will they be able to do it in time? And when did horses come into the picture?

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00:01

Humans are meant to move around. That's what we do.

00:04

But can we do it in a cleaner way?

00:07

Two teams, 3,000 miles and only one rule.

00:11

Go with the lowest CO2 emissions possible.

00:13

Yes, we can move forward while thinking forward.

00:16

This is The Great Travel Hack.

00:26

Previously...

00:27

Tech guru Sara and her boyfriend, pro skateboarder John,

00:31

combined some efficient driving with some clever electric boat action.

00:35

While travel vloggers Damon and Jo...

00:38

...got into a mess in a huge sandpit.

00:41

-Look at what we did! -Look at what we did?

00:44

Helping them out are Mission Control.

00:47

These super-brainiacs will track their CO2 emissions,

00:50

giving me the vital data to announce John and Sara were the winners of that round.

00:55

They take the lead one to zero.

00:57

Now back to the action.

01:07

What do you think about Vegas?

01:09

Kind of amazing. It's not like anything else.

01:11

But I'm ready to get back on the road.

01:13

-Yes. -As long as I'm driving.

01:15

Oh, look who it is!

01:17

-Look who it is! -Hey, Kaley!

01:19

Morning, guys!

01:20

On this leg, you'll be heading through Utah and Colorado,

01:23

two states with the most stunning views.

01:25

In 48 hours, you need to be in breath-taking Telluride.

01:28

Like last time, in your trunks you have a black bag

01:31

containing some special treats I got for you.

01:33

No peeking or it will spoil the surprise. Now get going.

01:37

-Let's do it! -Let's figure out this information.

01:39

OK, car four, Jo, top speed 93mph.

01:43

Claimed range of 228 miles.

01:45

Claimed range 190 miles.

01:46

No med 2017 North American Car Of The Year.

01:50

Nomad?

01:52

-Is says no med. -No med?

01:53

Named?

01:56

I'm between car two and car one.

01:58

Let's see what Mission Control has to say about this.

02:01

-Jo liked number two. -I did.

02:03

-That sounds cool. -This is the reliable one.

02:05

Mission Control says number two. I take car number two!

02:08

-That's good with us. Four? -Four.

02:10

-Ready? -How we going through the mountains, baby?

02:13

-This is sexy! -Oh, I love this!

02:15

What?

02:20

-I think I want to drive now. -A very zippy little car.

02:23

Buckle up, honey! We're driving to Utah!

02:28

Utah!

02:30

Come on, baby, let me hear the excitement.

02:32

This is like I'm driving a cloud.

02:35

Driving a stick of butter.

02:38

Talk about views!

02:40

-You know what this reminds me of? -Talk to me, kid.

02:43

The Road Runner cartoon.

02:45

I don't know how Team Alpha is topping this.

02:51

Look at this ridiculous view!

02:53

We're typically not competitive people, but now I'm ready to win!

02:57

I'm ready for anything now that I have this amazing vehicle.

03:02

How are my little travel hackers getting on? Loving those vistas, right?

03:06

Both teams have chosen different routes.

03:08

Team Omega are pursuing a shorter route, but possibly more traffic,

03:12

while Team Alpha have opted for a longer but potentially clearer route.

03:15

Interesting tactics! I like it!

03:20

-Damon and Jo. -They're so nice.

03:22

But they're going down. We have to crush them.

03:24

-Yeah. -And, honestly, look at the car we're in.

03:26

I feel like we still have the edge on them in terms of CO2 emissions.

03:29

-Y'all see this? -It's not about looking good, Jo.

03:32

It's not. It's about feeling good and doing good and beating Team Omega.

03:36

How clean can you go?

03:38

How clean can you go?

03:40

Wow! That should be a part of our cheer.

03:45

Looks like Team Alpha is miles ahead.

03:47

They have been covering a lot of distance

03:49

but they are focused on power rather than energy savings and it shows.

03:52

Kaley's challenge should mix it up a bit.

03:58

We have now entered a new time zone.

04:03

Message from Kaley.

04:05

This challenge is about showing how you can explore the world in a cleaner way

04:08

and, almost more importantly, showing it off.

04:12

So, during the next section of your journey,

04:14

find a different lower CO2 emissions mode of transport

04:17

and take a selfie of somewhere extraordinary.

04:20

Challenge accepted!

04:21

Get up out of my face! We got that.

04:24

Kaley said take a selfie. We can't do that while driving.

04:27

No.

04:28

Which means the vehicle needs to be driven itself.

04:32

Which means either another bus, maybe a plane.

04:34

Electric air balloon?

04:37

Something like that?

04:39

Mission Control!

04:42

-So, what do you think of gliders? -Nope!

04:44

No?

04:47

I can't take a selfie while I'm holding on for my life!

04:50

A gondola up the mountain.

04:52

Or a ski lift up the mountain.

04:54

OK, so a vehicle that will help us climb a mountain.

04:57

A glider is a motorless aircraft.

04:59

So we're, like, freefalling from a cliff?

05:03

Well, do we have another option?

05:05

We've already taken a bus. We don't have a self-driving car.

05:08

So maybe we look for a train somewhere?

05:11

Team Omega want to climb a mountain in a vehicle. Is that even possible?

05:14

It's not as bizarre as it sounds.

05:16

We may have found them something.

05:18

Sounds good. Clearly Team Alpha weren't too keen on gliders.

05:21

Yeah, but the train suggestion was interesting.

05:23

They have a sort of train on their route.

05:26

I guess we can call that a train.

05:30

-Where are we right now? -Somewhere in Colorado.

05:33

Remember when Mission Control said trains in quotation marks?

05:36

-I think this is why. -I think that's what they meant!

05:43

Let's do it!

05:45

I feel so legitimate!

05:50

Stunning. But the vehicle I think they sent us is somewhere around this area.

05:54

-Did Mission Control send us here? -Yeah, I think so.

05:58

Question. Is that it?

06:02

So this is designed to go over really rough terrain.

06:05

This has got a very low CO2 emission.

06:07

It's powered by propane, right?

06:09

Go ahead and hop in, we'll get you squared away.

06:11

Cool.

06:12

-You're heading to Telluride? -Yes.

06:14

Straight over that hill.

06:26

This is my favourite thing so far!

06:29

Oh, my...

06:34

We're literally vertical. We're vertical right now.

06:39

-OK, we're picking up speed! -Picking up a little speed here!

06:41

Mission Control told us that the trains help reduce the fuel.

06:45

That's exactly right.

06:46

Though we are using a traditional fuel to power us,

06:49

one of these motor cars could pull several other cars,

06:53

each of them filled with people.

06:55

So basically, trains are more efficient when carrying

06:58

multiple people at once using only one engine.

07:01

Go a little bit further and then I feel like this is a good opportunity...

07:06

-Yeah, babe? -...for our selfie moment.

07:08

-Oh, OK, yeah, let's do it. Right here? -Yeah.

07:11

-Oh, wow! -Right here, right here.

07:15

All right, how do we get the best selfie? This is it. This is it.

07:19

-Like this? -Yeah.

07:20

Cool. Ready?

07:25

I mean, that's a pretty good selfie.

07:27

-Does anyone else have that selfie? -Probably not Team Alpha.

07:30

Oh, hold on. We just got a message from Mission Control.

07:34

You're going in the wrong direction

07:37

and are now even further from Telluride than when you started?

07:42

I give up.

07:44

-OK. -Let's just go.

07:49

Team Omega were doing great,

07:50

but that was a big detour that can affect their CO2 emissions.

07:54

They know they're in real danger of losing their lead and they're a bit deflated.

07:58

They could use some Mission Control love.

08:03

Mission Control is sending your faithful car around to meet you.

08:07

Thank God.

08:08

Go, go, go, go!

08:11

Thank God. I'm so much happier.

08:14

Team Alpha are arriving at the station.

08:17

Their driving style put them behind,

08:19

but thanks to Team Omega getting lost, they're catching up.

08:22

All right, you could say the train got them back on track?

08:25

Sure.

08:26

Anyway, Team Omega are back on the road.

08:29

They'll have to drive efficiently

08:30

to make it to the charging point at the hotel.

08:48

I love being in the mountains.

08:49

-I don't know what we're going to do next. -It's your...

08:53

There they go!

08:55

We got a message!

08:57

Good morning, guys!

08:59

Oh, there's clearly no barista PhDs at Mission Control.

09:03

All right, where was I? Yes, the finish line is at a ski lodge in Telluride.

09:06

I'm sending you the black bag codes now. Enjoy the ride.

09:17

What the... What is this?

09:24

-Jo! -What is this?

09:26

-We're going horseback riding. -With this?

09:34

OK, well, this was unexpected!

09:37

Here we are!

09:38

Didn't know what was in that black bag and I didn't know it would look this good.

09:42

I think this is as low CO2 emissions as you can get.

09:45

And it's technically the original four-wheel drive.

09:49

We're going! We're going!

09:52

This is, like, literally zero CO2 emissions.

09:55

Yeah, exactly!

09:57

You think they're already there?

09:59

They might be because this mode of transportation,

10:02

while efficient, is very slow.

10:03

I feel like we're very close to the lodge.

10:05

Yeah, it's got to be right around here.

10:07

Any minute now, we'll be in Telluride, Jo!

10:13

Which way to the lodge?

10:15

It's right down this way. You guys made it.

10:17

-We did it. -I'm going to walk there like a cowgirl.

10:20

Oh, my gosh, we have arrived!

10:23

I can't believe I actually learned how to ride a horse for real today.

10:27

-Hey, guys! -Here we go.

10:29

-Hey! -Walking in, looking all tired.

10:31

Why do you look defeated?

10:33

I want to see your selfie. I have a feeling we nailed that challenge.

10:37

-We totally nailed that challenge. -Ours is that good.

10:40

Oh, come on! Come on!

10:42

-You can't even see what's happening! -Ours is better.

10:45

You can't even see where you are!

10:48

-This thing! -Kaley!

10:51

Oh, it's nice and toasty in here.

10:53

There was some epic selfie action out there, guys. We loved the pics.

10:57

John and Sara, that unplanned detour in the rock crawler wasn't great.

11:00

And Damon and Jo, you clearly had fun driving that car,

11:03

but you kind of forgot to focus on driving efficiently.

11:06

Remember, guys, think lower CO2 emissions.

11:08

But do it in the next episode, because for this round, it's over and you lost.

11:13

-No! -What? Again?

11:14

No!

11:16

Team Omega, your prize is a cosy time by the fire eating s'mores.

11:19

Damon and Jo, you enjoyed the horse ride today, right?

11:22

So I bet you'll enjoy cleaning up after the horses, as well! Have fun! Adios.

11:26

You know what it is? Best mental attitude.

11:28

-Best mental attitude! -We win best mental attitude.

11:31

And best dressed, clearly, after that selfie.

11:37

Man, I thought they were joking.

11:43

This is really gross.

11:47

I want to, like, melt marshmallows in a fire.

11:50

We're winning the next round. We can't do another forfeit.

12:04

Aw, my sweet and beloved road runners.

12:06

What's next?

12:07

Shall I send them to the desert

12:09

or under the sea?

12:10

Mmm, click here to watch it now.

EPISODE THREE

The weather’s getting colder, but the competition is heating up. With one team firmly in first place, leg three could be the ultimate decider. That is, until Kaley sets both teams off to a secret location, picking up some modified classic cars on the way. As we get halfway through the journey it’s everything to play for.

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S1 E3: Elegance or Efficiency?

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Transcript

00:01

Humans are meant to move around. That's what we do.

00:04

But can we do it in a cleaner way?

00:07

Two teams, 3,000 miles and only one rule.

00:11

Go with the lowest CO2 emissions possible.

00:13

Yes, we can move forward while thinking forward.

00:16

This is The Great Travel Hack.

00:26

Previously... travel vloggers Damon and Jo

00:29

captured the ultimate selfie on the oddball express.

00:34

While tech guru Sara and her pro skateboarding boyfriend John

00:37

got a little bit lost in a land of rocks.

00:40

Sorry.

00:41

Helping them out are Mission Control.

00:45

These super-brainiacs will track their CO2 emissions,

00:47

giving me the vital data to announce

00:49

John and Sara won again.

00:52

-No! -While Damon and Jo...

00:55

Come on guys, let's get you in the winner's circle!

00:57

The series score is two-zero. Now, back to the action.

01:07

I don't know about you guys, but these cars are looking, from the sheets,

01:10

they're looking kind of cool.

01:12

But if you couldn't win with the last car that you had...

01:15

Nobody does losing like we do.

01:18

Good morning, guys! Check out this view! I am just too good to you.

01:22

This time, you'll be travelling to... Actually, I'm not going to tell you that.

01:26

First, I want you to head to my favourite burger joint in Kansas City.

01:29

Details are being sent to you now.

01:31

And don't forget, in your trunks, you'll find some quirky gadgets

01:34

as a final curve ball to use at the end of your journey.

01:37

Sara and John, you won last time, so you pick first.

01:43

The top speed is 138 mph?

01:45

The claimed range is 490 miles, 17 all electric.

01:48

And the fuel type is gasoline hybrid?

01:51

21 all electric.

01:52

-Claimed range is 666 miles. -You're kidding.

01:55

Fuel type is a gasoline PHEV.

01:58

-I'm calling Mission Control. -Speed dial.

02:00

I feel like we have a base of what car we want to go with this time.

02:04

We'll take recommendations. You haven't steered us wrong yet.

02:07

It's a cool shape, it's a good idea, we're going with car number five.

02:11

If you say that, yeah, we'll get three.

02:14

-You guys ready? -Yes!

02:15

Three, two, one!

02:21

Our favourite colour is brown!

02:23

What is this car?

02:25

-It's your colour! -Wow.

02:36

I am so excited that we've got that sporty, cool car.

02:41

There's kind of that pressure on Damon and Jo right now.

02:44

Jo, what is our strategy this round? We need to win!

02:48

I'm going to call Mission Control and ask,

02:51

"What is the best way to efficiently drive this car?"

02:53

-OK. -If that means no heat, no AC, no music...

02:59

-...that's what it's going to have to be. -I'll sing.

03:05

I mean, at this rate, if we win this round, we've won the whole thing.

03:08

Yeah. I think we should celebrate with our heated seats.

03:14

-That's nice! -Oh, there she is!

03:16

There's the butt cheeks feeling happy.

03:20

Regenerative braking will take us to the finish line.

03:22

Also, windows up, because doesn't wind create a vacuum that slows the car down?

03:28

-I'm, like, really hot. -Me, too.

03:32

-Windows up, no AC. -No radio.

03:35

-No radio. -No heat.

03:36

-No extra lights on. -Not stepping on the gas so crazy.

03:46

Uh-oh. Mission Control.

03:48

"Your car has an eco pro mode designed for particularly fuel-efficient driving.

03:53

When you stop next, you might want to consider switching on eco pro mode

03:56

if you want to win!"

03:58

-Oh, eco pro. And we're on comfort. I see. -All right. Thanks, Mission Control!

04:28

Whoa, look at Team Omega go!

04:30

Hm. Did Team Alpha pick up their grandma?

04:32

Well, Team Omega may regret their current driving style.

04:35

Data shows Alpha's efficiency tricks are paying dividends on their emissions.

04:39

Intriguing! Who knew? Now for a plot twist.

04:45

Incoming video message from Kaley.

04:48

You've all been driving very cool hybrids in very different ways.

04:51

Complete the next part of your journey in something just as cool

04:54

that produces even fewer CO2 emissions.

04:57

Get thinking.

04:59

I mean, are we thinking air, water, ground?

05:02

-Bikes. -I love bike riding.

05:04

-Carts? -Go-karts? Golf carts.

05:07

-Hot-air balloon! -Hot-air balloon!

05:09

Oh, no!

05:13

Yeah, let's not do that.

05:15

-Something flat. -ATVs?

05:17

-I... Yes. -Four-wheelers?

05:18

Yes! Motorcycles? Yes.

05:21

OK, I think I've found something.

05:25

We're going to go to a transportation museum to get inspiration

05:29

for how to get to Kansas.

05:30

I could totally do a museum. I've wanted to go for a while.

05:32

It's not about doing a museum, it's about getting inspiration.

05:36

We are going to win this!

05:41

Team Omega.

05:42

How can we help you to complete Kaley's challenge?

05:45

We're in kind of the ATV, dirt bike,

05:49

motorcycle, moped vibe, I think, right now.

05:52

Hm. We don't recommend those vehicles.

05:54

Let's see what else we can find.

05:57

Museum of Transportation. History on wheels.

06:01

Just got a text. "There is a racetrack coming up.

06:04

Go and check out what might be there while we keep searching for vehicle options."

06:08

Interesting!

06:17

This is amazing!

06:19

There are a lot of motor vehicles.

06:24

OK, Team Omega have decided to go to the racetrack.

06:26

-But this weather could be a game-changer. -We need to monitor this closely.

06:38

-Your left leg there. -OK. Like, on the thing?

06:41

-Yeah, just swing it over. -Oh, my gosh.

06:43

-How do you feel? -This feels amazing!

06:47

Good afternoon, Mission Control.

06:49

I feel inspired, but we want something historic with the fuel of the future.

06:54

They say they might have found something. OK, thank you.

06:58

We're trying to ride this motorcycle all the way to Kansas,

07:01

but I think the weather might be too bad for us to try this.

07:05

-He said he'll find something else. -OK.

07:07

-So back to the sports mobile? -OK, so yeah, back to the Lexus.

07:17

I think we have a text message from Mission Control.

07:19

-Tell them I said hi. -Here we go.

07:21

-"Sorry about the weather, guys." Yeah. -It's your fault.

07:24

"We've had an idea.

07:25

The place Team Alpha are collecting their car

07:27

might have something super-cool for you, too.

07:31

We are redirecting you to the location now."

07:35

What?

07:39

I'm not turning that radio on because it uses energy.

07:42

What we can do instead is sing with our pretty voices.

07:46

Oh! We have another text message!

07:48

-We are popular today! -We are.

07:50

We have a video message from Team Alpha.

07:54

Team Omega, this message is for you. Hit it.

07:59

Team Alpha in the house Ain't nobody do it better

08:01

If we're talking Greek It would be the first letter

08:04

Omega is the last That's exactly what they're getting

08:07

Episode three We the winner, they forgetting

08:10

You're forgetting, we're going to win. No hard feelings.

08:13

-What? -My God!

08:14

That's the kind of game they're bringing to this?

08:30

Wow! That's the GTO right there.

08:33

Oh, yeah, I can see myself driving this.

08:36

-It's so icy out here, man! -It's bad.

08:39

It runs on compressed natural gas, yeah.

08:43

-Wait a second! -Oh, snap!

08:44

Why is Team Omega here?

08:46

We're checking out a car. You're not allowed.

08:48

Mission Control didn't tell us they would be here.

08:51

We would have definitely rerouted, picked another activity.

08:54

-So what's happening? -Well, this is our car, so don't touch.

08:57

-So this is ours? Electric GT. -Wow.

09:00

It's pretty.

09:02

Hey! How are my lovely teams getting on?

09:05

They have their new vehicles but the weather on Team Omega's route

09:08

is looking too snowy.

09:09

That gives me an idea.

09:12

I got a message.

09:14

"One of the things we love about road trips is meeting old friends,

09:17

so for the last few miles to Kansas, you're going to drive in convoy

09:20

with your Travel Hack BFFs."

09:23

Wait, that means together?

09:28

OK!

09:39

Their car is cool.

09:41

Team Omega, like, has that space.

09:43

They have space, we have style.

09:49

Missouri welcomes you.

09:51

We're out of Kansas!

09:56

This burger's incredible! Why is nobody else eating it with me? Can I have yours?

10:00

I'm stuck on the fries. I can't move on.

10:02

Excuse me. I got a message.

10:06

It looks like it's from Mission Control.

10:09

Welcome to Kansas City!

10:10

Sorry to interrupt lunch, but get with the challenge! The world is waiting!

10:14

I'm sending you the code to open your black bags now.

10:17

No, no, you can't take doggy bags. Let's roll!

10:23

-So what's that? -Oh, my God.

10:28

-We look so cool! -I can't stop!

10:32

This is one of the funniest things we've ever done.

10:38

-How are you going so fast? -Check both ways.

10:46

-Watch the poop! I stepped on a poop! -You didn't step on it, you wheeled on it.

10:50

I think this is where we go in!

10:53

Wait up! Guys, hold on!

10:59

You realise that if we lose again, I will have a breakdown.

11:02

We're not going to lose!

11:04

-Whoa! -Come on, huddle up by the fire!

11:06

John and Sara, those bikes could have been awesome.

11:08

But Damon and Jo, your super-efficient driving won the day! Congrats!

11:15

-No! -Team Alpha!

11:17

Inspired by your rap battle, your prize is to be the stars of your own video.

11:22

Team Omega, for your crazy emissions splurge,

11:24

you can generate the lights, the camera and the action!

11:27

Happy pedalling!

11:28

We get to use our rap skills and we won!

11:30

Team Alpha in the house! How does it feel over there?

11:33

This is a new feeling for us, OK?

11:36

-Are you ready to pedal? -This is ridiculous.

11:38

Hit the track!

11:39

Yo, it's Damon on the beat Alpha bringing the heat

11:42

I don't like the taste of meat I like the taste of victory

11:44

Jo on the track Omega feeling so whack

11:46

Made a comeback so fast gave you whiplash

11:49

Knick-knack paddy whack Give a dog a bone

11:52

But since we're Alpha dogs We'll just take the throne

11:54

Yeah, it's Team Alpha

11:56

Yeah, it's Team Alpha

12:03

You think I was hard in this episode?

12:05

Wait until you see what I make them do in the next one.

12:07

Click here to watch it now.

EPISODE FOUR

It’s leg four – Kansas City to Columbus, Ohio. And with a win under their belt, Team Alpha have a renewed optimism. But when Kaley challenges the teams to plan a party and pick up some noisy hitchhikers, they must divide and conquer to reach the finish line in time, but still with the lowest CO2 emissions.

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S1 E4: Party Bus, Limo Or Storage Vehicle?!

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Transcript

00:01

Humans are meant to move around. That's what we do.

00:04

But can we do it in a cleaner way?

00:07

Two teams, 3,000 miles and only one rule.

00:11

Go with the lowest CO2 emissions possible.

00:13

Yes, we can move forward while thinking forward.

00:16

This is The Great Travel Hack.

00:27

Previously... travel vloggers Damon and Jo were super-smart and ultra-efficient.

00:32

No heat, no AC, no music.

00:35

While tech guru Sara and her pro skateboarder boyfriend John

00:38

bit off more than they could chew.

00:41

So, yeah, back to the Lexus?

00:42

Helping them out are Mission Control.

00:46

These super-brainiacs will track their CO2 emissions,

00:48

giving me the vital data to announce

00:50

Damon and Jo the winners of that round!

00:55

Who are catching up, but still trailing two to one.

01:00

Now back to the action.

01:02

We have some interesting vehicles here.

01:04

There's only, like, one small car.

01:06

Which makes me think are we going through some tough terrain?

01:09

All I'm saying is it's getting chilly, so are there seat warmers?

01:13

-Are they low-emission seat warmers? -Oh, that's true.

01:16

Morning! Congrats! You're over halfway across America!

01:19

But in 72 hours' time, you need to be in Columbus, Ohio.

01:23

There will be more challenges along the way, of course.

01:26

And don't forget, in the trunks of the cars are some black bags

01:28

containing fun gizmos.

01:30

Hey, that cream cheese bagel was mine. I got to go. Bye.

01:33

-Let's go pick a car! -OK. All right.

01:37

Top speed is 116 mph.

01:40

Claimed range 285 miles.

01:42

Fuel type gasoline.

01:43

-We can give Mission Control a call. -Hi, Mission Control.

01:46

We're thinking car one is the right choice. What do you think?

01:49

I'm feeling the larger one.

01:52

Mission Control approves!

01:54

I'm choosing car number one.

01:55

-Get me to Columbus. -We're going to win!

01:57

Three, two, one!

02:03

-This is amazing! -Wow!

02:07

This is the winning car. I have a feeling.

02:10

We're ready to go!

02:15

This will take a while. We're crossing four states.

02:18

658 miles.

02:20

No!

02:25

-Babe, we're on leg four. -Leg four!

02:28

We're still up two to one. So we still have the advantage.

02:31

And if we secure this round, well, hey, it's game over.

02:39

Mission Control said making it smaller

02:40

might sometimes mean less CO2 emissions.

02:44

We are in the smaller vehicle.

02:46

Yes, maybe their little tiny electric car is more fuel-efficient than ours.

02:51

However, you still have to get to the destination.

02:55

And if we're heading north and we're heading towards snow, look at our car.

03:01

Look how big the snowflakes are!

03:04

Wow! They're zipping through the miles.

03:06

Yep. Both teams are making excellent progress on very different routes.

03:10

Interestingly, their different approaches to vehicle selection

03:13

are paying off on the CO2 emission front.

03:15

Aw, I feel so proud of my little trail-blazing test pilots.

03:20

We are officially in St Louis!

03:22

-Let me know if you need me to take over. -All right.

03:28

Oh. We just got a video message.

03:30

Hey, guys. Hope you're enjoying the Midwest.

03:32

So far, you've been using transport for leisure, but now it is business time.

03:36

We are directing you to a VIP party along the riverfront in Columbus.

03:40

Your challenge is to find and deliver some local pizzazz to make that party pop!

03:44

-Don't let me down! -What?

03:46

We're going to a VIP party?

03:48

Something with local pizzazz, so we could bring knick-knacks,

03:51

maybe a potluck dinner, maybe fashion, maybe music.

03:54

Music is the universal language. I think we should get local bands.

03:58

Hi, Mission Control.

03:59

Mission Control?

04:00

We want to impress the VIPs with a real taste of local food.

04:03

-Finger sandwiches. -Bacon-wrapped pineapple.

04:05

-Veggie pizza. -Is there a vehicle with a cooler?

04:09

Like, I was thinking a storage vehicle of some sort.

04:11

I was thinking, like, a limo!

04:14

Something like that. Party bus, limo or storage vehicle.

04:17

OK, let's deliver some food to some famous people.

04:20

We need help finding a band and also transporting them.

04:23

I'm assuming we have to bring a band, which is not going to fit in this car.

04:27

Do you have any tips on that?

04:30

Cool! We'll stand by.

04:31

I have faith in Mission Control.

04:33

They all know Team Alpha's their favourite.

04:37

I just got a message.

04:39

"Mission Control is going to find you an electric delivery van.

04:42

You can use this to transport your food and party decorations to the amazing VIPs.

04:46

We will have your van waiting for you in the morning."

04:49

Today's the day we drive, tomorrow's the day we party.

04:58

-There it is. -Wow.

05:02

This is huge! This is by far the biggest thing I've ever driven.

05:05

I would never think of a huge delivery van being electric.

05:08

Not at all.

05:09

Great finds, guys!

05:11

Let's let Team Alpha know we've tracked down the bands they wanted.

05:15

-See how they want to proceed. -Sure.

05:17

"Good news. We found you a great local three-piece bluegrass band."

05:20

Yes!

05:21

"We've also found you the other option that you wanted for a band.

05:25

Want us to confirm this all and send you the drop pins to collect the bands?"

05:29

Yeah, we'll take them.

05:31

OK, so we're on a mission. We've got to find party supplies.

05:34

-Mm-hm. Balloons, birthday cakes. -Lots of sweets.

05:37

OK. It sounds like you'll be collecting items from all over the city.

05:41

We'll help you plan the most efficient route and send it to you. Stand by.

05:45

How are my buddies Team Omega getting on with the challenge?

05:48

They are ambitious, but we can help them calculate

05:51

an efficient route based on several variables.

05:53

The same logic that food delivery apps use?

05:56

What? Don't look at me like that. I know things, too.

06:00

Good morning, Team Alpha.

06:01

Good news. We've found you two vehicles to pick up your two bands.

06:05

Sending you directions now.

06:07

I'll take the turbo-charged. I feel I am more turbo-charged.

06:10

Yes, you are.

06:13

I think we made the smart choice.

06:15

And with this electric van, we're killing it.

06:18

-See ya, Team Alpha! -See ya!

06:19

Bye!

06:21

-Wow! -You think we're driving one of these?

06:24

Two cabs, two bands, two winners.

06:28

The phone is ringing.

06:29

-Uh-oh. -Team Omega?

06:30

-Hello, this is Team Omega. -Don't sound so happy.

06:33

-You're going to lose. -They're so competitive!

06:36

Did you get a message saying VIPs would be there?

06:39

-Yes. -That's us.

06:40

Yeah, that's us. We'll see you at the party.

06:43

OK, Damon, let's meet with our bands in a park in about an hour.

06:47

Cool. See ya.

06:49

We are going to bring the most epic spread of food

06:53

that anyone has ever seen!

06:55

Jo?

06:59

OK, so, my job here is to pick up a turbo-charged band.

07:03

That's all I got. That's all Mission Control gave me. Turbo-charged. Beat me!

07:08

-Taxi! -No, sorry! I'm not a real cab!

07:13

-Surprise. -Wow. Love it.

07:17

Grab all of it.

07:19

Team Omega, right?

07:24

So you twist the bottom and it shoots out.

07:27

OK, Mission Control sent me this pin

07:29

to go pick up my local pizzazz.

07:31

Bluegrass band, here I come!

07:33

I wonder if Jo's picked up her band yet.

07:42

Here we go!

07:44

I'm Damon, by the way. Hey.

07:46

Hello. Please, feel free to get in.

07:52

This looks so good.

07:53

-So, what are you thinking? -The chocolate peanut butter feuilletine.

07:57

Of course, the chocolate bomb. Thank you.

08:00

What in the world do Team Alpha have on us?

08:02

My song was called You And Me, or Me And You.

08:05

-All right. -I don't know who's more important.

08:08

Here's how the lyrics went.

08:10

It's me and you, you with those baby blues.

08:13

You in those high-heeled shoes Oh, the things we could do

08:19

How do you just do that already?

08:25

-Hey! How are you? -Hi!

08:26

We need lots of pizza.

08:34

I love it! The trumpet!

08:38

You in those high-heeled shoes

08:40

You and those baby blues

08:42

Oh, the things we could do

08:45

Oh, baby, just me and you

08:50

Battle of the bands!

08:52

-I have the best band of all. -All right!

08:54

What do you say we flip a coin? I think only one band should come to the party.

08:57

-That's fair. Heads! -Who's coming to the party?

09:01

It's tails.

09:03

Sorry, Turbo Charged! Sorry!

09:05

-Thank you. -Thank you.

09:07

Thank you!

09:08

-I have a message. It's our girl Kaley. -I'm nervous.

09:13

You guys are doing some amazing pizzazz-gathering.

09:16

I hope those VIPs appreciate it.

09:18

Now, I know it's pretty darn chilly out there,

09:20

but it's time to open your black bags and enjoy the fun gadgets I lined up for you.

09:24

Sending you the codes now. Bye!

09:31

Oh, I've heard about these.

09:32

-Um, what is it? -I have no idea.

09:37

It's a unicycle!

09:40

-We'll give you some music. -Yeah, play some music. It'll help.

09:43

Yeah, some tunes!

09:44

-Ready? -OK!

09:46

Faster.

09:47

-Faster! Let's go! -Come on! We can do this!

09:49

Once I had a girl

09:51

Her name was Betty Lou

09:53

She left me all alone

09:55

And now I'm feeling blue

09:57

-Whoa, baby, me and you -OK.

10:00

I said Betty Lou

10:03

Betty Lou

10:05

Betty Lou

10:06

Oh, Betty Lou

10:11

Baby, just me and you

10:13

Dude, my arm's going to fall off.

10:15

I'm legitimately just not strong enough.

10:21

We've made it!

10:26

-What? -Oh, my gosh.

10:27

-You're ruining the beautiful decorations! -This is insane!

10:30

Damon and Jo should think that we did all this.

10:32

Oh, for sure. I wonder where they are right now.

10:35

-We're just going to destroy them. -Yeah, we...

10:40

Wow!

10:42

-Look how amazing this looks. -It does look pretty.

10:49

The Mighty Troubadours!

10:52

All right, let's see that.

10:55

So, you've realised by now the VIPs are, of course, you guys.

10:59

John and Sara, your pizzazz collection was going so well

11:02

until you made unplanned stops to get more party stuff, which you ended up dropping.

11:06

Damon and Jo, those bands were inspired!

11:08

Despite splitting up, those all-electric taxis were super-low in CO2 emissions,

11:12

carrying your bands in style and carrying you to victory!

11:17

As winners, you get a selection of carbon-neutral beauty products.

11:22

And Sara and John, you're going to scrub those taxis clean

11:25

using a lot of elbow grease.

11:26

-I'm not doing it. No! -See you in the morning!

11:29

Well, congrats.

11:31

Ready?

11:43

It's freezing out here.

11:44

Nice and warm in here.

11:50

Look at that. This is ice now.

11:52

Sorry, Team Omega, you lose.

12:00

We're never losing again.

12:07

Aw, my sweet and beloved road runners.

12:09

What's next?

12:10

Shall I send them to the desert

12:12

or under the sea?

12:13

Mmm, click here to watch it now.

EPISODE FIVE

The final countdown: Columbus, Ohio to New York City. Kaley sets the teams off, but who will reign supreme? Travel bloggers Damon and Jo, or tech guru and pro skateboarder John and Sarah? Who will win The Great Travel Hack USA?

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S1 E5: Putting Lower CO2 Travel On The Map

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Transcript

00:01

Humans are meant to move around. That's what we do.

00:04

But can we do it in a cleaner way?

00:07

Two teams, 3,000 miles and only one rule.

00:11

Go with the lowest CO2 emissions possible.

00:14

Yes, we can move forward while thinking forward.

00:16

This is The Great Travel Hack.

00:26

Previously, tech guru Sara and her pro skater boyfriend John

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tried to pick up party food and victory in an electric van.

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This is by far the biggest thing I've ever driven.

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But it was travel vloggers Damon and Jo

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who divided to conquer in two electric taxicabs.

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Helping them out are Mission Control.

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These super-brainiacs track their CO2 emissions,

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giving me the vital data to announce Damon and Jo the winners of that round.

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It's two to two!

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Now the final round, the moment of truth.

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Which team is going to be the very first winner of The Great Travel Hack?

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-Here we are. Last episode. -Losing streak over there.

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All I'm saying is I feel like we're the underdog now, so...

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-You're underdogs, we're Alpha dogs. -I'll take that.

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It's two to two. This is what matters, y'all.

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It all boils down to this.

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I'm excited to see what cars are going to take us home.

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Same.

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Listen up, guys. This is it. The last leg of our epic journey together.

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I wanted to say, over the weeks, I've come to think of you not as friends but family.

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But the kind of family you barely know and see once a year. Only kidding, guys.

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With potentially tricky weather ahead,

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I've lined up some highly capable, lower CO2 emissions 4x4s for you.

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In your trunks are those trusty black bags filled with travel tech to play with.

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See you in New York for the big finish!

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Let's go see how we're getting to New York!

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-What are we working with? -Gasoline PHEV.

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-Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle. -310 miles.

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I'm also looking for size. Because one time I asked Mission Control...

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"Does size matter?" And they said...

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-Yeah. -Yeah.

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It does.

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Keep it moving, guys.

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-This is ours for now. -Whatever.

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Anyway, 650 miles.

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-31 electric. -Wow!

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This PHEV features a charge button.

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It has a save button if you want to keep that charge.

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Amazing. We have to call Mission Control.

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-Hello, this is Team Omega calling. -We like car number one.

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Three sounded like a vehicle we would like.

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It would be a very efficient vehicle.

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He supports our decision for three.

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Hey, Team Omega, we get to pick first.

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The winning team will show up in number one place with car number one.

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That's fine. We're taking three.

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-All right. -For third place.

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-Show up in third. We'll be first. -All right.

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Three, two, one!

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-How are we getting to New York? -Oh!

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-Oh, my God! -That's sleek!

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-A black Outlander? OK! -I like this!

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Plug-in hybrid, Jo!

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Let's go to New York!

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Jo, we started in Los Angeles.

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We are in Ohio.

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All in lower CO2 emission vehicles, too.

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It makes me feel good. Why wouldn't I want a car that had at least 30 electric miles?

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-Yeah. Why would you not? -Why not?

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Why would you not want regenerative braking?

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-Yeah. -Why would you not?

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Because you don't know about it until now.

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-We have one of your dream cars. -Yes!

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It rides smooth. It's good-looking.

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And it's actually shocking that it's a PHEV.

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I say at the beginning we need to get this car checked for optimal performance.

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Tyre pressure has to do with fuel economy.

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I don't really know how that works. Do you add air pressure?

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-No idea. -We'll ask them once we get there.

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Let's do it!

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We did it, Sara. Our tyre pressure.

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-We increased it, by the way. -OK.

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So we figured out how to reduce CO2 emissions on our drive. Pretty excited.

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-Via tweaking our car. -Little tweaky!

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Tweak! Tweak!

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I feel like everything is on our side this time.

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Hey, I have an idea. How about we unlock the black bags now?

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Don't you normally use those towards the end?

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It's the finale. I want to mix things up.

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I see you guys are cruising through the miles.

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But let's liven things up a bit with a little challenge, Map The Map.

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Between your current location and New York City,

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you'll need to find somewhere that has not been previously mapped and map it.

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In your bags, there is a state-of-the-art Google Street View camera system.

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So find a suitable lower CO2 emissions vehicle

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and map at least five miles of trails.

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Good luck!

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Dude! This is what I live for. You know I like exploring more than anything.

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-A quad. -Think of rugged transportation.

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If it hasn't been mapped that means that the roads are probably not easy to get on.

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I like the way you think. That's why you're my team-mate!

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-It could be, like, a sled, if there's... -If there's snow.

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Are reindeer real?

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I think we need to call Mission Control and get some deets.

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Let's do it.

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Hey, guys. Kaley's mapping challenge sounds really cool.

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Do you have any idea what vehicles you want?

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Skiing. Snowshoes.

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An electric UTV. Interesting.

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A dog sled. Erm...

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Like huskies?

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OK. So another thing that I've never done before.

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But I think we should go tomorrow.

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Because it's getting kind of dark out. I'm looking forward to it.

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It's so pretty up here.

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How do you feel? We're getting close.

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Toasty.

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We're straight up in the wilderness.

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-We're looking for... -That's it!

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-That's the UTV. -Oh, my God.

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It's cuter than I thought it was going to be.

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Look at these cuties!

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Look at them! They're so excited!

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Let's see what's in that black bag.

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Oh! OK.

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Mission Control has done it again.

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-We're going to chart some territory. -It's like a disco ball of cameras.

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-We've got to rig this up on the sled. -On the sled next to the dogs.

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-Yeah. -Who's handling the dogs?

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I'll handle the dogs, you handle the rigging.

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-You guys ready? -Oh, I'm ready.

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All right! Dogs are ready. Let's go!

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-All right! -OK. Hike!

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As you can see, both teams are mastering this challenge.

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Don't you mean map-tering?

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That one was funny!

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Almost 18 mph on just 12 dog power.

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-That was insane! -We did it!

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-Yes! Come on. -Oh, sorry.

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That's it. Mapping challenge completed!

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-You know what that means! -Almost in New York! All right, let's go.

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Before this, I was only really aware of electric as an alternative.

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-Right. But there's so many more. -So many more.

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And then CNG, which I learned about.

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Hydrogen was the one I was most interested in.

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-And I still am. -Same.

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-Ooh! Guess who! -We got a text?

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Nice mapping, guys!

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I suppose you're thinking it's just a gentle cruise to the finish line.

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Well, no. This is The Great Travel Hack and we say, "Go big or go home."

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This is your chance to impress me with what you've learned on your journey

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and a chance to show the people of New York that travelling in a lower CO2 way

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is not only possible, but also darn good fun.

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See you tonight at 8pm.

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There's no way we can lose in New York.

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Today's challenge has given me a brilliant idea for New York City.

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It's going to impress Kaley and, more importantly,

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we will annihilate Team Alpha.

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What is it?

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I would like to get off of the roads.

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There's water. Can we do something on the water?

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And you're a water sign.

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I'm a water sign. You cry a lot.

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So, yeah.

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Hey, Mission Control.

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Team Alpha would love some help finding a lower CO2 emission vehicle.

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Or not vehicle. Something to get us on the water.

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Help us out. Thank you.

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You know how we are in New York City?

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-Oh, just all this traffic, though? -It's insane!

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This is our stomping ground so we get around via subway half the time. So...

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Let's do that.

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"So getting on the water was a great idea to minimise your CO2 emissions."

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I like that!

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"We found you a very low CO2 emissions craft.

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Go to the marina and jump aboard."

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Like a submarine?

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I'm, like, very excited right now.

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-Oh, they're all ready? -It's a sailboat!

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-So I guess we're getting on a sailboat. -He looks ready for us.

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How are you? Welcome.

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So good to be back!

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OK, John, I have this figured out, but you have to listen closely.

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Yes. OK.

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I wasn't expecting physical labour today.

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There's no fuel, so the fuel is that sweat.

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Turn around at 33rd. Straight over 9th Avenue.

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Head down West 36th until you hit 9th.

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No, John, you've gone too far. Turn around. Turn around.

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Remember a few minutes ago when we were stuck in traffic and we were stressed?

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-And now we're here. This is way better! -Not stressed.

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You're doing well. You're doing well. We got to pick it up. It's getting dark.

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Yay! Here we are!

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-So, I have a present for you. -OK.

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-Hang out here and I'll be back. -OK.

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-What's this? A map? -Check this out.

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Present for Kaley.

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-Is this what I did? -Yep.

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-OK, this is random. -Is this it?

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This is not what I was expecting, but...

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I know where I'm going.

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It's Team Omega!

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-Oh, we made it! -Hello.

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-So, is this it? -I think this is it.

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OK. I have a code, so let's see if it works.

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Good, because we have nothing.

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Oh, look. They're here!

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-There they are! -Mission Control!

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-We finally made it! -Hi!

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-Hey, guys. -Kaley!

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You made it back! Congratulations!

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You guys are pioneers. You've done something really extraordinary.

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And you did it in style. Let's take a look.

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-How about it, my friends. -This is nice!

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We all think you've been incredible throughout this awesome, awesome journey.

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But every competition has a winner.

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So it gives me great pleasure to announce the winner of The Great Travel Hack is...

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...Team Alpha.

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Congratulations!

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Here is your award.

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Sorry, guys. Oh, my God! We got a trophy!

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Thank you for coming on this journey with us.

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Stay tuned to see two new teams take on another exciting challenge

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next season across Europe.

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Goodbye.

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Thank you for coming on this journey with us.

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Stay tuned to see two new teams

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take on another exciting challenge

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next season across Europe.

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Goodbye!

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