Toyota showed electric car for the OlympicsJuly 19, 2019
The original shuttle is abbreviated as APM. It will not transport spectators, but will become transport for athletes, administration, and, probably, journalists.
The abbreviation APM hides the decoding of the Accessible People Mover, which loosely sounds like an “affordable passenger vehicle”. Under the availability of Toyota means lightweight landing and disembarkation – this contributes to the design and layout of the electric vehicle. The driver is centrally located in the front, followed by two rows of seats. Doors are missing, and the cabin height allows you to easily enter it, like a bus.
The possibility of carrying a passenger in a wheelchair is also provided – there is a retractable ramp, and the front row of seats folds down, forming a platform for a wheelchair. Special attention was paid to this aspect, since the Paralympic Games will be held next to the regular Olympic Games – Tokyo will take both events in the summer of 2020.
In addition to the passenger model will be a medical option for first aid. It will be attended by two medical workers.
The length of the electric car is 3.9 m. Width – 1.6 m, height – 2.0 m. It is assumed that about 200 such electric cars in various versions will be built. Toyota did not publish detailed technical characteristics of the electric car, but clarified that the power reserve will be about 100 km, and the maximum speed will not exceed 19 km / h.
In addition to AMP, the company has already provided the Olympic Committee with 8 Mirai hydrogen vehicles.
For Toyota, this is not the first experience. In 1964, there was already the Summer Olympics in Tokyo and then Toyota provided 95 cars, and during the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano there were 1520 cars.
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