XPO Logistics Expands Use of Sustainable Biofuels on Tour de France as Official Transport Partner for 42nd Year
XPO’s HVO-powered trucks will emit up to 85% less CO2 than diesel
GREENWICH, Conn., June 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — XPO Logistics, Inc.. (NYSE: XPO), a leading provider of freight transportation services, will hit the road in July for the 42nd year as an official transportation partner of the Tour de France. When the winner of the legendary cycling competition is declared on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, an XPO team of 58 drivers will have transported more than 570 tons of goods over 3,328 kilometers in 42 trucks – and 18 of these trucks will be powered by biodegradable oil. hydrotreated vegetable (HVO).
XPO piloted biofuel for the first time in the 2021 Tour de France with a truck running on B100 fuel made from rapeseed oil. This year, the company expects its alternative fuels fleet to use 49,000 liters of HVO and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 85% per kilogram, compared to diesel. The remaining XPO trucks deployed for the Tour are all powered by Euro 6 engines, the cleanest diesel technology available.
A specially trained XPO team is responsible for the timely transport of equipment, safety barriers and other goods through the 21 stages of the race. XPO and the Tour de France share a strong commitment to safety and sustainability, evidenced by rigorous preparation in eco-driving techniques and Tour safety protocols.
Luis Gómez, President of XPO Logistics – Europe, said: “We are delighted to provide the Tour de France with an unprecedented level of support this year, while expanding the reach of our environmentally friendly operations. It is a privilege to be associated with one of the greatest competitions in the world for more than four decades.
Jean-Baptiste Durier, Corporate Social Responsibility Director of Amaury Sport Organization (ASO), the organizer of the event, said: “The critical pace of the Tour de France leaves no room for error in behind the scenes. XPO’s commitment to Tour success has solved many challenges over the years we have worked together. Our partnership brings more sustainable transport to the Tour de France 2022, and we will continue to consider new ways to reduce environmental impact each year going forward. »
XPO has extensive experience as an official partner of world-class sporting events, including the IRONMAN triathlons in Europe, the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, the Tour de France à la Voile, the Evian Championship (golf), the Arctic Race of Norway (cycling), the Freeride World Tour (skiing and snowboarding) and the Coupe de France de Football (soccer), among other high-level competitions.
About XPO Logistics
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a leading provider of freight transportation services, primarily truck brokerage and less than truckload (LTL). XPO uses its proprietary technology, including the advanced XPO Connect® automated freight marketplace, to efficiently move goods through supply chains. The company’s global network serves 50,000 shippers with approximately 731 locations and 42,000 employees, and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. Visit xpo.com and europe.xpo.com for more information, and connect with XPO at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, instagram and Youtube.
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