EcoMotion Tour, the competition where winning does not mean arriving first

Ayvensa leasing company resulting from the merger between ALD and Lease Plan, has held the EcoMotion Tour 2024, an efficient driving competition in which a total of 31 vehicles from 22 leading brands in the automotive market have participated for two days. electric vehicles (both hybrids and plug-in hybrids and 100% electric).

During the opening of the event at the Ayvens facilities in Leganés, Antonio Cruzcommercial and marketing director of Ayvens, highlighted that “the key to efficient driving is always the driver”, which is why he was grateful for the presence of so many brands, drivers and journalists who attended this edition of the now traditional EcoMotion Tour.

David Henchehead of external communication and ESG at Ayvens Spain, explains how “this competition highlights the advantages of efficient driving and the use of sustainable vehicles, demonstrating that the driver’s attitude behind the wheel is essential to achieving a greener and more sustainable future.” ».

LA RAZÓN participated in the competition with a 100% electric van, the Volkswagen ID. Buzz, which was also the vehicle that finished in first place last year. The German brand participated with three vehicles. Hyundai, Iveco, Kia, MG, Polestar, Renault and Škoda did so with two, and Alfa Romeo, Audi, BYD, Citroën, DS, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Jeep, Opel, Peugeot, Seat and Volvo participated with one vehicle. each. Thanks to them and the support of the route’s sponsors (Goodyear, Gestoría MLP, Repsol Movilidad Eléctrica and Solred), Ayvens managed to make this edition one of the best organized so far.

Loreto Orejas (Volkswagen) and Nicolás Sangrador (LA RAZÓN) with the Volkswagen ID. BuzzAVENS

The edition of the EcomotionTour 2024 covered almost 400 km, divided into two stages that ran along very varied roads in Madrid, Guadalajara and Cuenca. With a careful program and routes planned according to FIA standards, the first car left the Ayvens facilities and then, minute by minute, the rest of the participants did so. After the meal held at the spectacular La huerta de Carabaña restaurant, the efficient driving test took place, in which the drivers had to achieve the minimum energy consumption in the vehicles, always respecting traffic regulations and reaching the end of the stage in the time established by the organization. After that, the pilots arrived in Tarancón, where the first day ended with a gala dinner at the Ansares hotel.

The second day would have a special guest at the time of departure. The mayor of Tarancón, José López Carrizo, accompanied by the councilor for works, services and equipment, mobility and accessibility, Julián Garrido Moreno, gave the starting signal for the competitors who, on this occasion, faced a regularity test, in which the times were millimetrically regulated with the speed of the vehicles.

The second day, and with it the competition, ended with the awards ceremony at the Cuatro Vientos Viewpoint. After a visit to the historical aircraft museum of the Infante de Orleans Foundation, the awards were presented.

Family photo on the EcoMotion Tour 2024
Family photo on the EcoMotion Tour 2024AYVENS

In the HEV-MHE Hybrid category, the winner was the Citroën C5 Aircross, with a consumption of 4.19 liters per 100 and a reduction of 18% with respect to its reference WLTP. In relation to the PHEV Plug-in Hybrids, the winner was the DS7 model, with a total consumption of 13.70 kWh of electrical energy and 10.83 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers. For its part, in the category of 100% electric BEV vehicles, the MG4 managed to reduce consumption to 14.49 kWh per 100 km, a reduction of 13% compared to its reference WLTP.

These figures, although they have been achieved in extremely efficient driving conditions, shed light on the consumption and efficiency that electrified vehicles can achieve. For this reason, the objective of the Ayvens PoweUp plan is to “achieve that electrified vehicles represent 50% of new contracts by 2026, of which 40% are 100% electric (BEV), reducing the CO2 emissions of the fleet in operating at less than 90 g/km on average for that year,” explains David Henche.