IVECO and IVECO BUS are Official Suppliers to the 105th Giro d’Italia and Giro-E
Wednesday 4th May 2022
IVECO and IVECO BUS are Official Suppliers of the Giro d’Italia 2022 and Giro-E 2022. The two brands, which share the core values of innovation, sustainability and passion with the two sporting events, will supply a fleet of sustainable vehicles for logistics and people transport during the competitions and showcase their low- and zero-emissions solutions.
The Giro d’Italia and Giro-E will provide an excellent platform for the two brand’s message of sustainability in freight and people transport. The Giro d’Italia, now in its 105th edition, is one of the prestigious annual Grand Tour cycling events, together with the Tour de France and the Vuelta de España, and reaches a wide audience of an estimated 900 million spectators across five continents. The Giro-E, the only stage event reserved for pedal-assisted bicycles, benefits from its association with the main competition and has acquired a fast-growing audience.
“As a brand with strong Italian roots that has been leading the way in the transport industry’s energy transition, we are proud to be Official Supplier to the Giro d’Italia, said Alessandro Massimino, Head of Marketing and Product Management IVECO Truck Business Unit. “A world-class sporting event with such a wide international following is a great opportunity to give visibility to our brand and our commitment to sustainability. In particular, the IVECO S-WAY LNG leading the Carovana, will demonstrate that clean long-haul freight transport is a reality today with our Natural Gas technology.”
“The Giro-E and EXPO-E are a perfect fit for IVECO BUS, a pioneer and expert in alternative energy vehicles,” stated Stéphane Espinasse, Head of Sales & Products, IVECO BUS. “As an e-bike Giro d’Italia built on technology, ecology and sustainable mobility, it provides an ideal platform for us to showcase our portfolio of clean solutions. Our vehicles here demonstrate how, with our latest generation engine technology, natural gas and electric traction, we are able to meet the different requirements while respecting natural resources, the environment and public health.”
IVECO: sustainable logistics for the sustainable Grand Tour
The IVECO vehicles will accompany the world’s best cyclists on the 21 stages of the Giro d’Italia 2022, which will start in Budapest on May 6th, remain in Hungary for the first 3 stages, then move to Italy, finishing in Verona on May 29th. Each race day, an IVECO S-WAY LNG will lead the ‘Carovana’, the popular parade of decorated vehicles that precedes the riders, creating a festive atmosphere with entertainment and music. IVECO’s lead truck, specially adapted for the event and bearing a livery designed for the event in the pink colour of the Giro d’Italia, is a clean-running vehicle powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). By leading the Carovana on the 21 stages across Hungary and Italy, the IVECO S-WAY LNG will make a strong statement about the effectiveness of natural gas technology and its key role in decarbonizing transport.
IVECO will also supply 10 IVECO Daily light commercial vehicles that will be dedicated to the transport needs throughout the competition, 2 for the Carovana which will also be in the pink livery designed for the Giro d’Italia, and 7 for the Giro-E 2022. The 19 vehicles feature IVECO’s latest generation, highly fuel-efficient engines to deliver a sustainable performance.
Giro-E 2022: IVECO BUS and the pedal-powered Giro d’Italia
As Official Supplier to the Giro-E 2022, IVECO BUS will supply an EVADYS bus featuring its latest generation engine technology compatible with renewable fuels for the transport of the riders competing in the pedal-assisted bicycle race. It will also provide the organisers with a CROSSWAY Natural Gas, its bus designed for city and intercity passenger transportation, which was crowned Sustainable Bus of the Year 2018 and has quickly become popular as demand for natural gas-powered buses has soared.
IVECO BUS will also be present in the EXPO-E, the trade fair associated with the Giro-E, which will be held over four weekends in Catania (8-10 May), Naples (14-15 May), Turin (21-22 May) and Verona (28-29 May). The brand will display an E-WAY bus, showcasing the range’s complete and flexible offer of electric city buses.