La Vuelta reduces emissions through tech, vehicle partnerships
La Vuelta has joined up with manufacturer HIMOINSA, a Murcia-based company, to provide more sustainable power for the Spanish cycling competition.
Events like La Vuelta require significant resources, and HIMOINSA’s power generation equipment will help to reduce harmful emissions. La Vuelta will utilise generator sets that use Stage V technology to reduce gas emissions by up to 90% compared to previous technologies.
Stage V is an EU emissions standard for Non-Road Mobile Machinery with spark or compression ignition engines.
Organisers will also use battery power storage and distribution systems – Battery Power Generator – which will help to significantly reduce carbon footprint, even reaching zero emissions and zero noise when used as the sole source of power.
HIMOINSA will be supported by AMS, a company that specialises in rental and management solutions for power generation systems for events.
“Society is undergoing a major energy transition process and HIMOINSA is committed to designing increasingly sustainable generator sets.”
“Society is undergoing a major energy transition process and HIMOINSA is committed to designing increasingly sustainable generator sets,” said Cristina Avilés, HIMOINSA’s Head of Global Marketing and Communication. “We have also started to electrify our equipment, with hybrid and 100% battery systems. Therefore, becoming the official supplier of such a prestigious sporting event as La Vuelta is a clear reflection of our commitment to sustainability.”
Car and van rental company Europcar also renewed its agreement with La Vuelta for the 14th consecutive year, to be one of the race’s official vehicle suppliers.
Of the 140 vehicles supplied, over 45% of them will be plug-in hybrids.
Europcar also recently launched the programme ‘A Sustainable Fleet’ with the objective of environmentally friendly cars representing at least 20% of its total fleet of cars and vans worldwide by 2024.
La Vuelta is set to begin on August 26 and will run until September 17.