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Climate Change

Daikin leads efforts to save electricity in factories and offices

Companies test software and magnets for game-changing ways to improve motors

Employees work on the automobile assembly line at a factory of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp., owned by Germany-based Daimler, in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo. Companies are seeking ways to reduce factory energy use.   © Reuters

TOKYO/OSAKA -- As global interest grows in greener technologies, Daikin Industries and Toyota Motor are racing rivals at home and abroad to develop more energy-efficient motors.

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