XPO Logistics expands the use of sustainable biofuels on the Tour

HVO-powered round haul provider trucks will emit up to 85% less CO2 than diesel


XPO Logistics, freight transport and distribution service provider for the Tour de France for the 42nd consecutive year, will transport more than 570 tonnes of goods over the 3,328 kilometers of the French Channel in 42 trucks, 18 of which are powered by Plant biofuel Hydrotreated Petroleum (HVO).

XPO used biofuels for the first time in the 2021 Tour, with a truck running on B100 fuel made from rapeseed oil. This year, the company expects its alternative fuels fleet to use 49,000 liters of HVO and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 85% per kilogram, compared to diesel.

The rest of the XPO trucks deployed for the Tour are equipped with Euro 6 engines, the cleanest diesel technology on the market.

XPO Logistics Europe President Luis Gómez said he was “delighted” to provide the Tour with an “unprecedented level of support this year” and that they are expanding the reach of its sustainable operations. “It’s been a privilege to partner with one of the biggest competitions in the world for over four decades,” he said.

XPO has a long history as an official partner of world-class sporting events such as the Ironman triathlons in Europe, the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, the Tour de France in sailing, the Evian Championship in golf, the Arctic Race of Norway in cycling, Freeride World Tour in skiing and snowboarding and, among others, the Coupe de France de Football.

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