The International Olympic Committee has continued to show its push toward a more sustainable future by adopting hydrogen fuel cell vehicles for staff at its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Eight Toyota Mirai FCEVs were delivered to the organizers of the Olympics Games at its environmentally advanced building on the eve of World Environment Day. With the organization making extensive efforts to put on more sustainable Games, which includes initiatives for the building of tournament stadia and venues, it is doing its bit back home too.
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.
“Sustainability is at the heart of the Olympic Movement and it is a key pillar of its strategic roadmap―Olympic Agenda 2020. Collaboration with Toyota, which shares the same vision towards future sustainable mobility, puts us in a better position to achieve this commitment. Today we are witnessing a milestone in our daily operations, while shaping the future of ‘green’ mobility worldwide,” said Marie Sallois-Dembreville, the IOC’s director for sustainability.
Toyota is a partner for the Olympic Games and will support the Tokyo 2020 Games by supplying a large number of zero-emission FCEVs, including a bus to transport