Orense 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 30 December in Verín, Xinzo de Limia, Orense and O Carballiño.

The Naturgy Foundations’ travelling exhibition about energy is coming to the region of Orense this week. The Energytruck will be in Praza García Barbón de Verín today and tomorrow and can be visited for free fro 9.15 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm.

From Wednesday to Friday 23 it will be in Xinzo de Limia (praza Carlos Casares) between 9.15 am and 2 pm, and 4 pm and 7 pm. On Monday 26 and Wednesday 28 it will be in Orense (plaza Bispo Cesáreo), and it can be visited from 8.45 am to 1.15 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm. Finally, on Wednesday 29 October and Friday 30 November it will be in O Carballiño (rúa Evaristo Vaamonde, next to the Tempo da Veracruz), from 9.30 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm.

Since it started in January 2016, the travelling exhibition has travelled over 56,500 kilometres and visited 302 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 186,000 people have visited the exhibition, over 70,000 of which are primary and secondary school students, as well as vocational training students.

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 NOx 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.