Toyota new electric shuttle offering “last one mile” transport, relief to staff and visitors during Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, announced today that to support the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, it is developing a special new product, the “APM (Accessible People Mover),” a mobility vehicle designed expressly for use at the Games.
A low-speed, short-distance battery electric vehicle (BEV) suitable for the transportation of visitors and staff within large event/venue grounds.
Through the Games, Toyota aims to provide all people the freedom to move, or what it calls, “Mobility for All.” The APM takes this challenge to the maximum degree, as it offers a “last one mile” solution that helps transport as many people as possible to events and venues, including athletes and staff related to the Games as well as to all types of visitors with accessibility needs such as the elderly, people with impairments, pregnant women, and families with small children, among others. It is also anticipated that one part of the fleet of APMs will be used for relief activities at events/venues during summer. During the Games, Toyota will employ approximately 200 of the APMs, which will support the transportation of the visitors and staff to and around various facilities, including places where events or competitions will be held and non-event official sites such as the Olympic Village.
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