Toyota unveils electric mobility vehicle for Olympic games

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Toyota APM Mobility Vehicle

Here is another low-speed, short-distance battery electric vehicle from Toyota.

Toyota unveiled APM (Accessible People Mover), a new all-electric “last one mile” transport vehicle for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

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It has about 100 km (62 miles) of range and can go up to 12 mph. Besides the driver, APM takes five passengers, three if one of them is in a wheelchair.

Toyota APM Mobility Vehicle

Toyota intends to make about 200 APMs for the event, which - because of not much love for full-size BEVs - will be probably the biggest amount of Toyota EVs in Japan ever.

"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. It is also anticipated that part of the fleet of APMs will be used to support relief activities at events/venues during summer. During the Games, Toyota will employ approximately 200 APMs to support the transportation of visitors and staff around various facilities, including places where events or competitions are held and non-event official sites such as the Olympic Village.

Model

Basic Model

Relief Specifications

Number of people per vehicle

Driver + 5 passengersDriver + 1 wheelchair rider

+ 2 passengers

Driver + 2 relief staff + 1 relief seeker

Dimensions(m)

Length: Approx. 3.9 x Width: Approx. 1.6 x Height: Approx. 2.0

Range(km)

100

Min. turning radius (m)

4.8

Max. speed(km/h)

19