Repsol And Uber Link To Advance Electric Mobility In Spain

Repsol and Uber have signed a strategic agreement to steer drivers more towards electric mobility in Spain. The news aligns with the ride-hailing companies larger efforts.

Uber Green vehicle at petrol pump
Uber is amping up its efforts to electrify transport in parts of Europe © Credit to Uber

Repsol, a Spanish energy and petrochemical company is to work alongside Uber to accelerate EV adoption amongst its drivers.

The deal will roll out in Madrid to begin with and then spread to other cities in Spain. Uber drivers who own an electric or plug-in hybrid, will be able to use the charging points found at Repsol service stations.

What’s more, drivers will be able to use stations located at various points under the public recharging network that the company holds in the country, complete with a 21% discount.

Repsol’s recharging network currently has more than 2,000 operational recharging points, 350 of which are public that includes over 100 fast-charging points.

More charging points are expected to add to this total, including ultra-fast recharging points.

The company promises that these electric recharging points provide 100% renewable energy, available to drivers around the clock.

Repsol’s Executive Managing Director of Client and Low-Carbon Generation, María Victoria Zingoni, highlighted that linking with Uber “reinforces our commitment to electric mobility and consolidates our position as a multi-energy company, a leader in mobility, and committed to the goal of achieving zero net emissions by 2050, having been the first company in the sector to adopt this ambitious goal.”

Through this partnership, Uber drivers will also gain access to a comprehensive home recharging solution, only at a competitive price. This will include two free recharges a month at public points, not to mention a discount on Repsol’s payment app, Waylet.

Madrid is one of several areas that the popular ride-hailing service has its eyes set on.

“As the largest mobility platform in Spain, we have a key role to play in the fight against climate change and the promotion of a more sustainable economic recovery. Today we are taking a big step in our commitment to become a zero-emissions platform by launching the first 100% electric product in Spain.”
— Juan Galiardo, Managing Director of Uber in Spain

Uber has committed that by 2025, around 50% of the average kilometers will be covered by EVs in multiple European locations. By 2030, that percentage is said to increase to the 100% mark.

Furthermore, by 2040, Uber will be a zero-emission mobility platform in 10,000 cities and six continents.

There’s no stopping Uber in its electrification efforts it seems. There’s no telling where these changes could find themselves next. Are you an Uber driver? Give us your thoughts on all this in the comments below.

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