XPO continues sustainability journey at the Tour de France

Logistics firm XPO has announced that it will be the Official Transport Partner of the Tour de France for the 44th consecutive year with a sustainability objective. 

It will participate in reducing the environmental impact of the famous cycling event by using HVO biofuel and an electric truck. 

XPO Logistics will also be moving the Tour de France Femmes Avec Zwift as their Official Transport Partner since the inaugural edition of the Women´s Tour in 2022.

A team of 59 XPO Logistics drivers will move from stage to stage all the equipment necessary for the smooth logistical running of the Tour de France.

To reduce its environmental impact, the Tour de France has once again chosen the LESS HVO solution, introduced by XPO Logistics in 2023. 

This sustainable, low-emissions solution uses HVO biofuel to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90% and fine particle and NOx pollution by up to 30% compared to diesel.

In 2023, the use of biofuel enabled a reduction of 136,571 kg of CO2 for 48,826 litres used. The women’s edition, Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, also saw a reduction of 18,976 kg of CO2thanks to the use of 6,784 litres of HVO biofuel.

For the first time, a 100% electric road tractor will also travel from Mâcon to Nuits-Saint-Georges and be present at the Tour´s finish in Saint-Vulbas.

Luis Gómez, President of XPO Logistics – Europe, said: 

“Bringing our expertise to manage the transport and logistics of one of the world’s greatest sporting competitions also means offering more innovative and sustainable solutions each year. 

“This is part of our overall commitment to limiting CO2 emissions and helping our customers and partners to achieve their objectives for a more environmentally friendly future.”

Thomas Cariou, CSR director at Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), said: 

“Once again, this year, we have set ourselves the goal of organising a Tour that combines efficiency and sustainability, and we know that we can count on XPO to help us achieve this target. 

“Together, we are making progress every year, and this joint commitment strengthens our determination to make each new Tour a complete success and an exceptional event.”

Image courtesy of XPO

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