Toyota has handed over eight of its Mirai fuel cell models to the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland. On 23 June, a new headquarters of the IOC will be inaugurated in Lausanne, which will be geared towards sustainability.
A temporary hydrogen filling station will initially be installed at the new IOC headquarters to supply the vehicles. Later, a public H2 filling station will go into operation nearby to replace the temporary installation. The station will produce and distribute hydrogen from renewable energy. This is part of the organisation’s efforts to reduce CO2 emissions.
“Sustainability is at the heart of the Olympic Movement and an important pillar of its strategic roadmap,” said Marie Sallois-Dembreville, IOC Director of Sustainability at the handover. “Today we are experiencing a milestone in our daily work and at the same time shaping the future of ‘green’ mobility worldwide”.
Toyota has been the first mobility partner since 2015 and, as part of its mobility concept for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020, and plans to use various fuel cell vehicles such as the Mirai and the Sora H2 bus.