Toyota, a partner brand of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, has launched its full range of electric vehicles that will be used at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. The declared goal of the automaker is to achieve the highest level of CO2 emissions. bottom of all official vehicle series used at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. To this end, Toyota will supply 3,700 OG vehicles, 90% of which will be electric. This includes hybrid vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles, Prius Prizes and electric vehicles that are recharging with a battery.
In total, Toyota estimates that CO2 emissions will average less than 80 grams per kilometer, or half of what conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles of this size would produce. In order to achieve Mobility for All, the vehicles will be used for different aspects of the Games. For example, some will transport spectators between different sites and others only inside the sites. Another is to move athletes and other staff into the Olympic and Paralympic villages.
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Some vehicles, such as the Toyota Mirai, are already on the market, while others, such as the Accessible People Mover or APM, are under development, especially for the Olympic Games. There is also a version of the Toyota autonomous shuttle that will have its own model Tokyo 2020.
Whether it's cars, commutes or mobility devices like the Segway, here are all the electric vehicles that Toyota plans to use for next year's Olympics:
The Concept-i adopts as an exterior design a 'high tech silhouette in one movement', according to the Toyota website. The car, which was unveiled for the first time in 2017, will be used to carry the Olympic flame and will lead the procession during the marathon.
The Concept-i uses AI to feed on driving habits, schedules and emotions to improve passenger comfort, according to Toyota.
Toyota plans to deploy about 200 Accessible People Movers (APMs), specifically for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. This battery-powered vehicle is designed to be the 'last mile' solution for transporting athletes, staff and visitors to events and venues, as well as a 'rescue vehicle', which could be used to transport injured athletes.
For the 'last mile', the APM, which has 3 rows, can accommodate 5 passengers and a driver, and the seats can be folded down to accommodate a wheelchair. For 'emergency' use, the APM can be used as an ambulance.
The second and third rows can be used as an independent stretcher that can also be attached to the vehicle. With its current layout, two staff members can sit next to the stretcher.
The e-Palette was developed specifically for Autono-Maas, a partnership between Uber and Toyota that stands for 'Autonomy and Mobility as a Service', and is the automaker's first battery powered electric vehicle.
Dozens of e-Palettes will operate in a loop in the Olympic and Paralympic Village to transport athletes and staff, in the same way as a bus. Toyota also expects the vehicle to be autonomous, while still having an operator on board to monitor the driving operations.
Like the APM, the e-Palette will be wheelchair accessible.
Toyota will provide approximately 300 personal mobility devices, including stand-up vehicles for security and medical personnel at Olympic venues.
In order to increase accessibility, the automaker will also put wheelchair seating and connecting devices in place for people who can not stand or walk.
Toyota plans to provide about 500 Mirai to transport personnel around and between official Olympic venues.
The Toyota Mirai, which means 'future', has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $ 58,500 (€ 52,600) and does not emit carbon dioxide thanks to its hybrid hydrogen fuel cell technology.
Original version: Brittany Chang / Business Insider