The Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation’s travelling exhibition about energy is coming to Toledo this week. The Energytruck will start its tour on Monday 18 in Quintanar de la Orden at the Recinto Ferial on Paseo Colón, and it can be visited until Tuesday 19 June. On Wednesday 20 June it will then move to the town of Torrijos in the Plaza de la Constitución, and will complete the tour in Talavera de la Reina where it be in the Alameda Park, next to the Plaza Salvador Allende, on 21 and 22 on June.
The Mayor of Talavera de la Reina, Jaime Ramos Torres, will visit the Energytruck on Thursday 21 June at 6:30 pm. The travelling exhibition will be open to the public all week and is free to visit from 9 am and 2 pm, and from 4 pm to 7 pm.
Since it started in January 2016, the Energytruck has travelled over 48,301.40 kilometres and visited 273 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 159,316 people have visited the exhibition, including 64,635 primary, secondary and vocational education students. The remaining 94,681 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.