Toyota’s Vision For Mobility At Paris 2024 Olympics

Toyota, renowned as the global mobility partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), has unveiled its forward-thinking mobility concept for the much-anticipated Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Promoting Inclusivity and Sustainability

Toyota’s philosophy of “Ever Better Mobility for All” emphasizes that freedom of movement is fundamental for a diverse and inclusive society. The company is on a trajectory to evolve into a mobility-centric entity, dedicated to reducing mobility barriers for individuals, regardless of their physical abilities. Paris 2024, hosting a vast array of athletes, staff, and volunteers, stands as a testament to what can be achieved when striving for a more inclusive society.

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In partnership with the IOC, IPC, and the Paris Organising Committee of Olympic and Paralympic Games, Toyota is focused on making Paris 2024 the epitome of inclusive and sustainable mobility. The initiative commences by ensuring sustainable and safe mobility options for athletes and their families, staff, volunteers, and spectators.


Personalized Mobility Solutions

During the Paris 2024 Games, Toyota will introduce around 250 personal battery electric vehicles, including seated C+walkS and standing C+walkT models. Both vehicles boast a maximum speed of approximately 6km/h and are equipped with front obstacle detection systems to enhance safety for the drivers and nearby individuals. The seated version will be available to athletes, organizers, and volunteers, while the standing version will be distributed to staff and volunteers to facilitate seamless movement within the Paris 2024 venues.

Additionally, Toyota plans to offer wheelchair e-pullers, ensuring accessibility for wheelchair users. These will be strategically placed across the athletes’ village and the Paralympic Games opening ceremony to provide effortless access for athletes in wheelchairs.

To streamline access to these personal micro-mobility solutions, Toyota will provide them through a shared mobility service powered by the KINTO Share mobile app, promoting efficient utilization.

Accessible People Movers (APMs)

Toyota intends to deploy approximately 250 zero tailpipe emission electric Accessible People Movers (APMs), an advancement building on the success of these vehicles at the Tokyo 2020 Games. These redesigned APMs, emphasizing inclusivity, will act as a shuttle service within the Olympic and Paralympic Village and venues, supporting athletes, organizers, volunteers, and spectators with physical disabilities, including wheelchair users.

Furthermore, Toyota will contribute 150 wheelchair-accessible battery electric Toyota Proace Verso people carriers to facilitate the mobility of Olympic and Paralympic family members in wheelchairs. Post Paris 2024, these vehicles will continue to serve the Paris region by providing specialized personal transport services to individuals in wheelchairs.

In total, Toyota plans to offer an extensive range of last-mile mobility products, embodying its commitment to ensuring athletes, volunteers, and organizers have access to the most inclusive and sustainable mobility fleet ever witnessed at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Emphasizing Sustainability with an Electrified Fleet

Sustainability lies at the core of Toyota’s commitment to a better world, underscored by its Environmental Challenge 2050. The company aims to achieve carbon neutrality globally by 2050 and in Europe by 2040. Reflecting this commitment, Toyota will bring a 100% electrified passenger vehicle fleet to Paris 2024, aligning with its aspiration to reduce carbon emissions.

Toyota plans to provide over 2,650 electrified passenger vehicles for Paris 2024, including battery electric vehicles (BEVs) such as Toyota bZ4X, Proace, Proace Verso, and Lexus RZ models, and 500 hydrogen-fueled FCEV Toyota Mirai. Approximately 60% of the fleet will boast zero tailpipe emissions, demonstrating Toyota’s dedication to a sustainable future.

Hydrogen-Powered Mobility and Legacy Building

Toyota recognizes hydrogen as a pivotal element in creating a low-carbon and more sustainable society. Consequently, Toyota will showcase its vision of a sustainable hydrogen ecosystem at Paris 2024, featuring a diverse range of hydrogen mobility applications, from buses and trucks to boats and forklifts. These applications underscore the potential of a hydrogen-powered society, presenting innovative solutions to current mobility challenges.

Toyota’s commitment to the Paris 2024 Games and the broader Olympic and Paralympic movement is not just about providing mobility solutions. It is deeply rooted in Toyota’s vision of a better society, where inclusivity, sustainability, and continuous improvement take center stage. As the countdown to Paris 2024 begins, the world eagerly awaits the realization of this vision, showcasing a new era of mobility at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

This highlights Toyota’s ambitious plans for sustainable, inclusive mobility at the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The automaker’s commitment to providing accessible and eco-friendly mobility solutions demonstrates a significant stride towards a more inclusive and sustainable future in the realm of global sports events.

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