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Akebono ceramic brake pads are OE on 2011 Volt

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Akebono Brake Corp. reports its ceramic brake pads are original equipment on the 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year, the Chevrolet Volt.

Akebono says it is the only manufacturer to offer application-specific brake pads for each vehicle model. "This customization assists in the powerful braking precision demanded by consumers," the company notes.

“From the time we entered the aftermarket in 2000, it was apparent there was a demand for our products," says Tommy Rivera, product development director for Akebono North America. "Our OE presence helped us establish our strong leadership in the aftermarket and we are fortunate to have an innovative R&D department that helps us maintain this position.”

For more information, see the company’s Web site at

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