Pontevedra to welcome the Energytruck, the Naturgy Foundation travelling exhibition about energy
The Naturgy Foundations’ travelling exhibition about energy is coming to the region of Pontevedra this week. The Energytruck will be in the Praza do Concello from Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 December and can be visited for free between 9.30 am and 2 pm and 4 pm and 7 pm.
From Monday 10 to Tuesday 11 December it will be in O Grove (Avenida de Beiramar), from 9.30 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm. From Wednesday 12 to Friday 14 it will be in Cabados (Praza do Concello), and is open from 9 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm.
Since it started in January 2016, the travelling exhibition has travelled over 56,700 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. Close to 188,000 people have visited the exhibition, including more than 71,000 primary, secondary and vocational education students. The remaining 116,900 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.