XPO Logistics has announced that it will be expanding the use of sustainable biofuel during its partnership at the 2022 Tour de France.
According to the company, 18 trucks fuelled by biodegradable hydro treated vegetable oil (HVO) will take part in the event this year, transporting more than 570 tonnes of goods over 3,328 kilometres.
The other 24 trucks in the fleet all have Euro 6 engines – the cleanest diesel technology available.
XPO Logistics President, Luis Gómez, said it was a privilege to support the competition for its 42nd event.
“We’re delighted to provide the Tour de France with an unprecedented level of support this year, while expanding the scope of our eco-friendly operations,” he said.
“It is a privilege to partner with one of the greatest competitions in the world for more than four decades.”
XPO Logistics expects its alternative-fuel fleet to use 49,000 litres of HVO this year, while reducing CO2 emissions by up to 85 per cent per kilogram, compared with diesel.
Tour de France Event Organiser, Jean-Baptiste Durier, said its long-term partnership with XPO has been a major help to the competition.
“XPO’s commitment to the Tour’s success has solved many challenges over the years that we have worked together,” he said.
“Our partnership is bringing more sustainable transport to the 2022 Tour de France, and we will continue to envision new ways to reduce environmental impact each year going forward.”