Next year, Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As Japan’s biggest company and an automotive leader for eco-friendly cars like the Prius Hybrid and Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle, it’s fitting that Toyota will provide the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics with a fleet of electrified vehicles.
Toyota Electrified Vehicles at Tokyo 2020
Toyota, which is a worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, will provide a total of around 3,700 mobility products and/or vehicles for Tokyo 2020, with nearly 90% of them electrified. The aim is to achieve the lowest emissions target level of any official fleet used at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Electrified vehicles include Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV), such as the hydrogen-powered Mirai, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV), the Prius Prime, and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), including the “APM” (Accessible People Mover), the Tokyo 2020 e-Palette, and the Toyota Concept-i. Additionally, to help avoid collisions and reduce/mitigate potential damage or injury, all of the commercially-available vehicles for staff transportation support will come equipped with Toyota’s preventative safety technologies, including Toyota Safety Sense and the Lexus Safety System +.
Toyota Initiatives at Tokyo 2020
Toyota has three primary initiatives for Tokyo 2020. This includes (1) Mobility for All, or allowing all people the freedom to move, (2) Sustainability, centering on the realization of a hydrogen society (environment/safety), and (3) Transportation support for the Games using the Toyota Production System (TPS).