XPO Logistics to use HVO biofuel for Tour de France event

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XPO Logistics, the official transport partner of the Tour de France for the 44th consecutive year, will be 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.
From the start of the Grande Boucle in Florence, Italy, on 29 June, 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.
The 2024 edition will finish in Nice this year for the first time in over a century due to the event's proximity to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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 CO2 thanks to the use of 6,784 litres of HVO biofuel.
XPO Logistics has been testing biofuel at the Tour de France since 2021, using B100 biofuel made from rapeseed oil, and has gradually strengthened its commitment to sustainable development ever since.
In line with the sustainable development objectives shared by both companies, XPO´s drivers will wear uniforms made from organic materials and are all rigorously trained in eco-driving.

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