Friday, January 28

Repsol and Uber join forces to promote electric mobility

Repsol becomes the Uber approved energy provider for your vehicle drivers VTC and taxis that are 100% electric and plug-in hybrids, after both parties signed an agreement to accelerate the transition of Uber drivers towards emission-free mobility.

Madrid is among the seven European capitals in which Uber has committed to 2025 50% of the average kilometers are done with electric vehicle. It also ensures that by 2030 100% of its trips will be electric in the United States, Canada and Europe. All this to achieve in 2040 to be a zero emissions mobility platform, in 10,000 cities and six continents, with 100% of trips made by vehicles zero emissions.

Through this agreement, which begins in Madrid but will spread to other cities in Spain, Uber drivers who have an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle will be able to go to the electric charging points located both at Repsol service stations and throughout the public recharging network that the multienergy company has in our country. In this way, VTC and taxi drivers of the company will have a discount of up to 21% in Repsol’s electricity supply subscription contracts to recharge in the public recharging infrastructure network of the multi-energy company.

Thanks to this agreement, Uber drivers will also have access to a comprehensive charging solution at home with a competitive price, two free recharges per month at public recharge points and a 50% of the recharge price in Waylet balance, Repsol’s payment app, for all those who contract the Repsol home electricity rate. In addition, this comprehensive solution includes advice, installation of the electrical recharging point at home, maintenance, operation of the point and always with the guarantee that the origin of the electricity is 100% renewable.

Extensive Repsol recharging network

Repsol currently has a charging network of more than 2,000 operating points, of which more than 350 are publicly accessible, including more than 100 for fast charging, most of them located at service stations, which positions the multi-energy company as the leader in fast charging at service stations in the country . To these more than 350 public access pointsor, add the more than 300 fast charging points already installed in the company’s service stations. All Repsol electric charging points have the guarantee that the origin of the electricity is 100% renewable. Repsol is also working on a plan to deploy public recharging points at its service stations, with which it intends to have more than 1,000 fast and ultra-fast charging points by the end of 2022 Or what is the same, one point every 50 kilometers.

And all this accompanied by a strong sustainable proposal, since this has the first recharging station for electric vehicles that incorporates energy storage from second-life batteries in Spain, located on the NI as it passes through the Gipuzkoan town of Tolosa, and the first two ultra-fast charging facilities on the Iberian Peninsula, installed in 2019 at the Lopidana (Álava) and Ugaldebieta (Vizcaya) service stations.

María Victoria Zingoni, Repsol’s General Director of Clients and Low-Carbon Generation, highlighted in the presentation of the agreement that this alliance with Uber “reinforces our commitment to electric mobility and consolidates our position as a multi-energy company, a leader in mobility and focused on the objective of achieving zero net emissions in the year 2050, being the first company in the sector to adopt this ambitious goal”.

For its part, John Galiardo, General Director of Uber in Spain, stated that “as the largest mobility platform in Spain, we have a key role in the fight against climate change and the promotion of a more sustainable economic recovery. Today we take a big step in our commitment to become a zero emissions platform, launching the first 100% electric product in Spain. In addition, we have partnered with an energy company such as Repsol to support drivers who work with our platform and facilitate their transition to electric vehicles.”

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