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From cars to clothes driers, Japan has seen the future and its definitely got a greener tinge to it.

Published: 23-Oct-2005

Gleaming like a jewel behind a velvet rope is the world's first car to truly break the petrol addiction. Nearby, amid sparks in one of Japan's most sophisticated factories, robots and assembly line workers perform in a fast-paced automotive ballet to make more of them.

Already in high demand in major car markets, including the US and Japan, it is the star of today's automotive world. The car, the Toyota Prius, and its hybrid fuel technology are seen as an answer to the problems of oil.

It needs far less petrol and creates less pollution, and even more innovation is on the way.

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