Toyota Motor Corporation has announced that it will provide a full line-up of electrified vehicles, including unique versions of certain vehicles as well as vehicles developed specifically to support the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. With this electrified line-up, Toyota and the organising committee of 2020 Olympics aim to achieve the lowest emissions target level of any official fleet used at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. This would also help reduce the environmental burden of the Games. The Japanese carmaker aims to provide diverse mobility solutions that go beyond conventional fleet cars.
Toyota stated that it will provide around 3,700 vehicles for Tokyo in 2020
Toyota stated that it will provide the around 3,700 vehicles for Tokyo 2020. Almost 90 per cent of this official vehicle fleet will be electrified. The line-up includes Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) such as the hydrogen-powered Mirai, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV), the Prius PHV, and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), including the APM (Accessible People Mover) and the e-Palette as well as TOYOTA Concept-i. Of the total, there will be 500 FCEVs and approximately 850 BEVs, it added.
Toyota estimates CO2 emissions from the fleet to be around half of the typical amount when compared to a similar-sized fleet of mostly conventionally-powered vehicles. And to ensure that none of its vehicles ends up in a collision or causes injury as there will be large crowds of visitors, all of the commercially-available vehicles for staff transportation will come equipped with safety technologies. These include the Toyota Safety Sense, Lexus Safety System+, as well as Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS), which provides braking assistance in case it registers any obstacle in the path of the vehicle.
The Japanese carmaker aims to provide diverse mobility solutions that go beyond conventional fleet cars.
In addition to the official fleet, Toyota will also support the Tokyo 2020 Games operations with other vehicles including the mass-transit Fuel Cell Bus named Sora. Toyota is also providing assistive vehicles that help lift passengers into their seats or come equipped with an attached slope to allow passengers with wheelchairs to enter the vehicle via the back door, as well as other vehicles such as Fuel Cell Forklifts made and sold by Toyota Industries Corporation.