The Naturgy Foundation Energytruck will travel around different Andalusian cities in summer

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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 Naturgy Foundation’s travelling exhibition about energy is coming to different towns in the region of Andalusia this week. The Energytruck will commence its tour in Salobreña, on the Paso Marítimo, and will then move to the village of Nerja in the region of Malaga where it will be in the Verano Azul Park in the area reserved for cars on the 23, 24 and 25 July. The exhibition will end the week in Algarrobo-Costa on Avenida Andalucía, next to the Mayor's Office, from Thursday 26 to Friday 27 July. The Energytruck will be free for the public in these towns from 9 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm.

At the end of July, the Energytruck will move to Marbella on 30 and 31 July and 1 August, and it will be locate at Avenida Arias Maldonado, 9. The exhibition will finish its journey in the Malaga province of Fuengirola on Calle Méndez Núñez in the Parque de la Fantasía, where it will be on 2 and 3 August.

In the first week of August, the travelling exhibition will follow the route through the region of Cádiz, where it can be visited in Algeciras at the Recinto Ferial on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 August. The Energytruck will continue on to La Línea de la Concepción on Calle del Clavel in the Plaza de Toros car park on 8, 9 and 10 August.

On 13 and 14 August it will move to the Paseo Marítimo in the town of Barbate and will then head to Conil de la Frontera on Avenida del Río, in the car park at the top of Calle Bateles, on 15, 16 and 17 August. The Energytruck will conclude its tour through the region of Cadiz in Chipiona on the Paseo Marítimo Cruz del Mar, and it will be there on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 August.

The exhibition will then move to the region of Huelva on 22, 23 and 24 August where it will be in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento in Isla Cristina. The next stop is Punta Umbría on 27 and 28 August, where it will be located on Calle Doctor Prieto Toubes, to the side of the Town Hall.

The last Andalusian city on the Energytruck tour will be Écija in the region of Seville. It will be located in the car park opposite IES San Fulgencio on Avenida Andalucía on 29, 30 and 31 August.

The travelling exhibition is free for the public to visit between 12 pm and 8 pm.

Since January 2016, the Energytruck has travelled over 50,733 kilometres to visit more than 281 municipalities throughout Spain and 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 164,698 people have visited the exhibition, including 66,192 primary, secondary and VET students. The remaining 98,506 visited the exhibition through a number of different social groups or on open days. 

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 PM emissions 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 specialist educators to spread knowledge of science and technology. The activities, which are free, are suitable for all ages and adapted for people with disabilities.