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This week at TreeHugger: Toyota's Endo might not be quite smokin', but it's compact, slick, efficient, and now soon to be real. Also on its way to commercial reality, the Vectrix electric scooter gets unveiled next month in Milan at the International Motorcycle Exhibition. No Wet, a new waterless carwashing system, can have your car looking buff and you still looking dry. A new Japanese electric motor design could revive the (affordable) electric car, London's famous black cabs get a little greener, and another ogling look at the R-Zero, Audi's electric dream. Plus, attention Prius, Camry, and Highlander drivers: Toyota is on the hunt for real hybrid-driving humans to be in an upcoming series of commercials!

[TreeHugger's Perspective Shift roundup appears every Wednesday]