Toyota to Provide Hybrids and Fuel-Cell Buses for IAAF in Osaka
13 July 2007
Toyota will provide a total of 220 vehicles—including 134 Prius hybrids—for use as official cars during the 11th International Association of Athletics Federation's (IAAF) World Championships, to be held from 25 August to 2 September 2007 in Osaka, Japan.
In addition to the Prius, the types of vehicles include the FCHV-BUS (fuel cell hybrid vehicle-bus), the Alphard Hybrid minivan, and the Dyna light-duty hybrid truck.
Toyota is also scheduled to supply vehicles such as Welcab vehicles (specially equipped vehicles) for use by wheelchair competitors. These vehicles will be put to a variety of uses, such as serving as the lead vehicle and the media vehicle for the men and women's marathons and transporting athletes and officials.
Toyota is the official partner for Osaka 2007 and is helping to promote the IAAF’s Green Project. The Green Project seeks to contribute to environmental conservation by implementing measures that help reduce environmental impact and collecting donations to be used toward afforestation initiatives. The IAAF plans to announce more details soon.
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