Toyota delivered a fleet of Toyota Mirai zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell cars to the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne (Switzerland) as a key part of the organisation’s mobility plan. The eight Mirai fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) were unveiled on the eve of World Environment Day at Olympic House—the IOC’s new sustainability-driven headquarters to be inaugurated on 23 June 2019.
To allow refueling of the vehicles, a temporary hydrogen fuelling station—one of the first in Switzerland—will be installed at the new headquarters, before a public station is commissioned nearby. The station will produce and distribute hydrogen sourced from renewable energy to supply the IOC’s fleet of Toyota Mirai vehicles, as part of the organisation’s efforts to reduce its carbon emissions.
Toyota will support Tokyo 2020 with a large number of zero-emission FCEVs such as the Mirai sedan for official use. In addition, the FC bus Sora as well as fuel cell forklifts made and sold by Toyota Industries Corporation, will help support the Games.