The German Olympic Sports Confederation has agreed a partnership with Toyota ©DOSB

The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) has agreed a new partnership with Toyota.

As part of the cooperation, Toyota Germany will hand over various hybrid vehicles from the Toyota and Lexus model range to the DOSB.

It comes hot on the heels of Toyota beginning its work with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a Worldwide TOP (The Olympic Partner) Partner. 

The IOC announced a global partnership with Toyota in March 2015, to provide innovative and sustainable solutions for the Olympic Movement in line with Olympic Agenda 2020.

Starting this year, Toyota is working with the IOC and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) around the world in a bid to deliver sustainable mobility solutions.

"For us, Toyota is a new and at the same time another important partner with worldwide successes in mobility issues," DOSB chairman Michael Vesper said.

"As one of the first automotive manufacturers, Toyota has opted for alternative drives.

"We are delighted that we are working together with innovative hybrid and fuel cell cars in the sense of the environment."

Tom Fux, President and chief executive of Toyota Deutschland GmbH, added: "We are now looking forward to becoming a national partner to the German Olympic Committee after the worldwide sponsorship.

"In keeping with the Olympic sustainability efforts, we are providing the association with a range of environmentally-friendly cars."

Toyota is working with the International Olympic Committee as a Worldwide TOP Partner ©IOC/Arnaud Meylan
Toyota is working with the International Olympic Committee as a Worldwide TOP Partner ©IOC/Arnaud Meylan

Last month, IOC President Thomas Bach received a new fleet of hybrid cars from Philippe Rhomberg, chief executive of Toyota Switzerland, at the IOC’s headquarters in Lausanne.

The vehicles use Toyota’s latest hybrid technology, which aims to combine the benefits of gasoline engines and electric motors.

Toyota wants to use its partnership with the IOC to "truly embrace the spirit of the Games in its day-to-day business".

It intends to support the entire Olympic Movement in the mobility category, which includes vehicles, mobility services and mobility solutions, and through funding and a global promotional reach.

Additionally, it will aim to provide sustainable mobility solutions for the Olympic Games to help with low-emission, safer, more efficient mobility, including intelligent transport systems, urban traffic systems and vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems.

Under the IOC’s management, the TOP programme supports NOCs and Organising Committees, helping towards the mission of ensuring that the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement are truly global.

The IOC redistributes more than 90 per cent of its income to the wider sporting movement, which, it is claimed, means that every day the equivalent of $3.25 million (£2.7 million/€3.1 million) goes to help athletes and sports organisations at all levels around the world.