Snam has launched the “Ripartiamo Insieme, Milano-Cortina-Tokyo 2021”, the eco-friendly tour that will see a Snam4Mobility hybrid/natural gas Toyota C-HR cover the approximately 25,000 kilometers, considering a round trip, which separate Italy and Japan. The car will be the protagonist of a symbolic journey that will connect the cities of Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, locations of the 2026 Winter Olympics, with Tokyo, where the games will begin on July 23.
The car, made available by Snam4Mobility and set up by Landi Renzo and Piccini Impianti, is powered by biomethane or natural gas and will permit travelling at very low cost. In the Italian stops, the car will be powered entirely by biomethane. The long test drive will confirm the sustainability and economy of the vehicle, also certifying the reliability of entirely Italian green technologies.
“Snam4Mobility’s hybrid Toyota C-HR that will travel along the Milan-Cortina-Tokyo will be fueled, on Italian territory, exclusively with biomethane. This vehicle offers a trivalent solution, capable of combining the advantages of electricity with those guaranteed by natural gas and biomethane. Already today, more than 25% of the gas used for transport in Italy is of organic origin and we believe that this solution has great potential for decarbonizing mobility of people and goods, from light vehicles to heavy vehicles,” said Alessio Torelli, Snam’s Chief Mobility Officer.
“Landi Renzo is enthusiastic to support this highly symbolic initiative because it promotes sustainable biomethane mobility at an international level, demonstrating how gas from renewable sources represents a clean and reliable alternative, which brings immediate benefits, ensuring excellent vehicle performance. Green mobility, which constitutes Landi Renzo’s DNA, represents a fundamental step in achieving the sustainability objectives of the UN Agenda 2030. We believe that this eco-rally can constitute an alternative way to raise awareness on these issues among the people who will be touched in the many stops on the route to Tokyo,” commented Cristiano Musi, CEO of Landi Renzo.
Marco Piccini, owner of Piccini Paolo S.p.A. concluded: “We are happy to participate in the Milan-Cortina-Tokyo because, if it were still needed, it is a new opportunity to demonstrate how natural gas is a winning weapon from all points of view. The car that takes part in the expedition is a hybrid vehicle, therefore already to some extent green from the beginning, and which with the system installed carries out the cycle of the methane or biomethane heat engine. An important leap in quality is thus guaranteed from the point of view of environmental sustainability and economic savings. This will be even more evident in a long and demanding test drive such as the one the crew is preparing to face, which will also make it possible to underline the reliability of the technology used.”
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