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

astorga-leon-energytruck Education and dissemination

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 19 October in León.

The Naturgy Foundations’ travelling exhibition about energy is coming to the region of León this week. The Energytruck will be in Astorga (Avenida Dr. Mérida Pérez, 16-32 – next to the Cathedral) today and tomorrow and can be visited for free between 9.30 am and 2 pm and 4 pm and 7 pm. On Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 it will be in La Bañeza (Plaza de la Harinera), from 9.15 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm, and on Friday 19 it will move to La Robla (Ctra. El Rabizo – next to the Institute), and is open from 9.45 am to 2.15 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm.

Since it started in January 2016, the travelling exhibition has travelled over 53,500 kilometres and visited 295 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. Over 176,500 people have visited the exhibition, including 67,900 primary, secondary and vocational education students. The remaining 108,600 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.