Toyota is set to build 200 electric shuttles for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By Arhama Altaf - Web Editor

18th July, 2019

Toyota is known as a larger in the auto industry when it comes to all-electric vehicles, but it is actually building an all-electric shuttle just for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The Japanese automaker made the announcement and unveiled the first image and specs for the vehicle, which they call the “APM (Accessible People Mover).”

“The Accessible People Mover (APM) is a low-speed, short-distance battery electric vehicle (BEV) suitable for the transportation of visitors and staff at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. It will feature three-row seating and can accommodate wheelchairs in the second row by folding the seats. It can also accommodate a stretcher.”

During the Games, Toyota plans to 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.”

It can transport up to five passengers and can be configured to transport wheelchair riders or relief staff.

The automaker didn’t release the energy capacity of the battery pack, but it is planning for a short range of 100 km at a max speed of 19 km/h.


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