Not Tesla But 500 Hydrogen Powered Toyota Cars Will Ply In Official Feet For 2024 Paris Olympics & Paralympics (image for representation)
Toyota as the official worldwide partners of the 2024 Olympics & Paralympics has announced that the company will be supplying the global sporting event with 500 units of its hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, Mirai to help decarbonise the sporting spectacle.
Toyota has revealed that it will be supplying Paris with 500 units of Mirai, which is a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle and has zero tailpipe emissions. Toyota shares the objective of Paris 2024 of reducing the carbon emissions of the games by -50 percent (compared to previous games). Commenting on the occasion Frank Marotte, Chairman and CEO of Toyota France said, "In 2018, Akio Toyoda announced a major turning point for the Toyota Group: to transform the company from a car manufacturer to a mobility company. With this new direction, the aim is to go beyond the boundaries of our industry by building a better society, based on carbon neutrality".
The 2024 Olympics & Paralympics games are scheduled to take place in Paris next year. Paris is very significant in the arena of sustainable and clean mobility as it was only after the Paris Accord that clean mobility and climate change due to vehicular emissions took centre stage. Now with this event this process is taking a full circle where Toyota is providing zero emission vehicles for the event in Paris.
While plug-in electric vehicles like Tesla are all the rage in the world right now but 2024 Olympics & Paralympics attract global attention and Toyota is presenting the future of global mobility, which belongs to hydrogen powered vehicles. Even Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India uses a hydrogen powered Toyota Mirai and upholds the power of hydrogen for the future of mobility. India has also outlined its vision for clean mobility and is upholding the power of hydrogen to power the vehicles of the future. India has even established a green hydrogen mission to facilitate this process.
Commenting on the occasion Cedric Borremans, Head of Olympic and Paralympic Division of Toyota Motor Europe said, "At Paris 2024, Toyota is preparing to show its innovative capabilities in the development of hydrogen-powered mobility solutions: this commitment will, together with other products, will be demonstrated through the Mirai. We have a shared ambition with the Paris 2024 Organising Committee: to reduce the environmental impact of the Games as much as possible through a 100% electrified passenger car fleet".