Toyota Motor Corporation says it’s developing an ‘APM’ (Accessible People Mover)” expressly for use at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
The vehicle is a low-speed, short-distance battery electric vehicle (BEV) suitable for the transportation of visitors and staff within large event/venue grounds. Its range is 100 km.
Toyota says: ‘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, offering 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 all types of visitors with accessibility needs such as the elderly, people with impairments, pregnant women, and families with small children, among others’.
During the Games, Toyota will employ approximately 200 APMs to support the transportation of visitors and staff around various facilities.
Toyota Motor Corporation is a worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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