Asturias to welcome the Energytruck, the Naturgy Foundation travelling exhibition about energy

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The Energytruck, a large sustainable truck designed by the Naturgy Foundation, offers a visual and interactive introduction to what energy is and how we can consume it responsibly.

The travelling exhibition is free to visit until 2 November.

The Naturgy Foundations’ travelling exhibition about energy is coming to Asturias this week. The Energytruck will be in Mieres (Plaza del Ayuntamiento) today and tomorrow and can be visited for free from 9.15 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm.

From Wednesday to Friday 26 it will be in Langreo (Bus Station) between 10 am and 2 pm, and 4 pm and 7 pm. On Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 it will be in Cangas de Onís (Av. Contranquil, opposite the Dolmen and Chapel of la Santa Cruz), and it can be visited from 8.45 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm. Finally, on Wednesday 31 October and Friday 2 November it will be in Llanes (central area of the town), from 9 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm.

Since it started in January 2016, the travelling exhibition has travelled over 54,400 kilometres and visited 297 municipalities throughout Spain to inform the general public about energy, the environment and industrial heritage in a fun and interactive way through educational activities run by specialist educators. More than 180,500 people have visited the exhibition, including around 68,800 primary, secondary and vocational education students. The remaining 111,700 visited the exhibition through a number of different social groups.

A large sustainable truck with extensive technological equipment

The truck is equipped with a natural gas twin engine that produces between 15% and 20% less CO2 than conventional diesel engines. Through a dual system and a fuel consumption of approximately 70% diesel and 30% compressed natural gas, the vehicle contributes to improved air quality by reducing emissions of particles by 39% and NO emissions by 30%, compared to a diesel-only vehicle.

The 70-square-metre mobile exhibition boasts a wide range of technological equipment, including audio-visual, interactive and multimedia content, as well as information panels. Visitors will be able to experiment with the content through practical activities centred around them. The project also includes workshops and educational activities led by specialised educators, who will share their knowledge of science and technology. The activities, which are free, are suitable for all ages and adapted for people with disabilities.