Toyota will Deploy a Large Number of Electric Vehicles at the 2020 Olympics
Official partner of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympics Games, Toyota has announced that it will provide a full line of electrified vehicles, with the goal of achieving the lowest level of gas emissions ever observed for a fleet used in Olympic Games.
More than 90% of the fleet will be electrified:
The Japanese automaker says it will supply 3,700 vehicles for mobility during the Olympics, of which 90% will be “electrified”. Of the 3,700 vehicles, 850 will be provided by electric battery and 500 by a fuel cell.
These Vehicles will be of all shapes and sizes: cars, Buses, Shuttles, Scooters, Mopeds…There will be even recent concepts or that have not yet been revealed. For Toyota, it seems that the 2020 Olympic Games will be the perfect opportunity to present the scope of its range of alternative and experimental fuel vehicles.
Toyota wants to catch up:
Toyota was one of the pioneers in the field of alternative engines, especially with its Prius Hybrid from 1997. But in the race for high-end 100% electric vehicles and the general public, the brand has fallen behind after having exceeded by Tesla and Nisan among others.
The Japanese announced the launch of six new electric vehicles between 2020 and 2025. He intends to take advantage of the 2020 Olympics to give the first idea of its new range.
Electrical and Autonomous functional concepts:
Two flagship vehicles will also be in the spotlight, the Concept- I, revealed for the first time in 2017, and the e-Palette, a name as strange as the design of this autonomous van (level 4) and which should turn loops around sites to transport visitors and teams to various drop-off points, such as Hotels, Clinics, Offices, Sales Areas, etc 500 Toyota Mirai will also be provided for personnel transportation.
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