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Paris 2024: Toyota to provide sustainable Mobility for All

Toyota to provide more sustainable Mobility for All at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024
Paris 2024 is less than a year away. With that in mind, Toyota, as the worldwide mobility partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), has unveiled its mobility concept for Paris 2024. 

We at Toyota believe that freedom of movement is fundamental for a diverse society. Toyota is on its way to becoming a mobility company, working to reduce obstacles to move for all, regardless of their physical abilities. With many thousands of athletes, staff and volunteers, Paris 2024 will be a demonstration of what is possible when we work together for a better and more inclusive society. 
“When everyone is free to move, we are one step closer to the inclusive and sustainable society that Toyota is committed to building. That is what ‘Mobility for All’ means to us at Toyota. We share this vision with the IOC and the IPC. We want to support the athletes who devote their lives to sports and remove barriers to exercise their freedom to move.”
Said Yoshihiro Nakata, President & CEO Toyota Motor Europe

Ensuring ‘Mobility for All’

At Toyota we are committed to delivering mobility solutions that enhance accessibility and facilitate seamless movement for all at Paris 2024. We will bring 250 of seated C+walkS and standing C+walkT models, each capable of reaching a maximum speed of 6 km/h. 200 wheelchair e-pullers will be made available for wheelchair users. They will be connected through a shared mobility service through the KINTO Share mobile app. Along with personal micro-mobility options, we will deploy around 250 zero tailpipe emission electric Accessible People Movers (APM) to transport athletes, organisers, volunteers, and spectators with physical disabilities. 

A more sustainable fleet

Sustainability is a significant part of our commitment to building a better world, underlined by the Environmental Challenge 2050, and our aim to achieve carbon neutrality in Europe by 2040. That is why Toyota’s multipath strategy, combining different electrified vehicles, is at the core of the Toyota fleet to be made available to the Olympic and Paralympic family at Paris 2024. We will bring a 100% electrified passenger vehicle fleet to Paris, in line with its commitment to reduce carbon emissions. Overall, we will deliver more than 2,650 electrified passenger vehicles to be used during Paris 2024 of which 150 are wheelchair accessible. 

500 Mirai for Paris 2024

During the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024, we will also provide 500  hydrogen-fuel cell Toyota  Mirai to enable zero tailpipe emission movement for the Olympic and Paralympic family, athletes, organisers, and volunteers alike. After the games, all 500 vehicles will join the existing Paris hydrogen taxi fleet, thereby increasing the number of FCEV vehicles to 1,500.

Produced locally

Overall, we aim to reduce vehicle carbon emissions at the Paris 2024 Games by 50% compared to those of previous Games. Furthermore, nearly 60% of all fleet will be produced in Europe, including 37% in France, contributing to the vision of a sustainable and locally sourced Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

Building a sustainable hydrogen mobility legacy

Hydrogen is a key pillar for the creation of a low-carbon and a more sustainable society. That is why we have put it at the heart of our mobility concept for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. In addition to the 500 Toyota Mirai FCEVs, Toyota will also bring specific applications that go beyond the traditional automotive offering. Overall, together with our partners, we are planning to showcase up to 10 different hydrogen mobility, mostly fuel-cell, applications – a significant increase from Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022. 

Ten hydrogen applications for a low-carbon society

Hydrogen applications will range from buses and trucks to boats and forklifts – all demonstrating the potential of hydrogen-powered society. They are a result of integration of Toyota’s fuel-cell technology with the one of our partners, with the aim of solving today’s most pressing mobility challenges. Among the hydrogen applications to be on display in Paris 2024 are FCEV-powered boats, coaches, the hydrogen Hilux prototype, and other solutions to support the operations at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024. 

Start your impossible

In the run-up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Toyota Motor Europe, under the banner ‘Start your Impossible’ has launched a European activation campaign. Over 100,000 Toyota employees from across Europe can take on non-business-related challenges, such as sports, volunteering, or mindset shift activities to contribute to the ever-better society, and therefore an ever-better Toyota. And by being active in their lives and their communities, they can be one of the 4,000 employees to get a chance to attend and support the Paralympic Games Paris 2024.

Tackling challenges around the world

Cities around the world still face challenges surrounding mobility, having to solve issues ranging from traffic congestion to air pollution, traffic accidents, and access for people with impairments. Starting from Tokyo 2020 and through Beijing 2022, and continuing now in Paris 2024, we are hoping to help cities tackle these challenges around the world and contribute to developing a sustainable mobility society.
“Working with Toyota as global mobility partner of the Paris 2024 Games enables us to act towards a more accessible and inclusive mobility. And a more responsible one, too, as we focus on our goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% for the Paris 2024 Games, in comparison with previous editions. To this end, Toyota’s innovative approach to new technologies is essential. With less than a year until experiencing the Games of a new era, our work with Toyota is becoming more concrete every day, and we are very happy about it.”
Said Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024