Toyota is supplying a full lineup of electrified vehicles for next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo and says the fleet will include vehicles developed specifically to support the two events.
About 90% of the vehicles it provides will be electrified, and Toyota says it aims to achieve the lowest emissions target level of any official vehicle fleet used at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In all, the automaker will provide about 3,700 mobility devices and/or vehicles. Electrified vehicles include hybrids, fuel-cell EVs such as the hydrogen-powered Mirai, plug-in hybrids such as the Prius PHEV, battery EVs as well as the e-Palette and Toyota Concept-i, which have been developed either specifically for use at the games or as unique versions of vehicles.
Toyota will provide about 500 FCEVs and about 850 BEVs, the largest of any fleet for a Games to date.
Toyota says preliminary calculations suggest the carbon dioxide emitted by the commercial fleet for Tokyo will average less than 80 g/km, roughly 50% of the typical amount when compared to a similarly sized fleet of mostly conventional gasoline and diesel models.
All commercial vehicles for staff transportation support will be equipped with Toyota’s preventive safety technologies, including Toyota Safety Sense and Lexus Safety System.
Nearly all will be equipped with intelligent clearance sonar, designed to assist with braking in the event of unintended acceleration.
Aside from the official fleet, Toyota also will support the games' operations with other vehicles, including the Sora mass-transit fuel-cell bus, and assistive vehicles that help lift passengers into their seats or are equipped with an attached slope giving passengers with wheelchairs access to the vehicle using the back door.