Mobility Portal, Spain
Date: June 12, 2024
Inés Platini
By Inés Platini
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eMobility benchmark? 6 key investments by Repsol aimed at capturing the market

In its aim to have a charging point every 50 kilometers along the main road corridors of the Iberian Peninsula, Repsol continues to forge strategic agreements. Below are the main investments of the multi-energy company.

Repsol has expanded its network of charging points from 550 in 2023 to 1,300 in 2024, representing a growth of 136 per cent.

Currently, it has approximately 2,000 public chargers installed in Spain, of which more than 1,330 are operational, most of them located at service stations.

The multi-energy company’s goal is to have one point every 50 kilometers on the main road corridors of the Iberian Peninsula, a project that adds to its commitment to become a net-zero emissions company by 2050.

Repsol’s electric mobility is integrated into Waylet, the company’s leading app that already has around 8 million registered users.

This allows drivers to locate the nearest charger, plan their trips, reserve the point, and pay for their recharges, among other benefits.

The company complements its electric mobility offering by installing and operating charging stations at other locations it considers interesting for users, such as supermarkets and the main railway stations in the country.

Not only that, but it also has various strategic collaboration agreements with key market partners such as Seur, Bolt, FREENOW, Uber, Alphabet, Nissan, and Kia.

Below, Mobility Portal España compiles the company’s main investments.

Repsol awards Adif tender to install over 1,000 charging points

The Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (Adif) and Adif Alta Velocidad have awarded Repsol Comercial a contract worth 18.27 million euros (including VAT) for the installation of 1,079 charging points in Spain.

Of these, 212 will be located in 14 stations in Andalusia, representing approximately 20 per cent of the total (specifically 19.64 per cent).

The breakdown of chargers in this region is as follows: 15 in Algeciras (Cádiz), four in Almería, 15 in Santa Ana in Antequera (Málaga), 11 in Cádiz, 21 in Córdoba, nine in Granada, six in Huelva, and 11 in Jaén.

Additionally, 35 will be installed in María Zambrano in Málaga, 14 in Puente Genil-Herrera, four in Ronda (Málaga), 28 in the Plaza de Armas shopping center in Sevilla, managed by Adif, 33 in Santa Justa in Sevilla, and six in Virgen del Rocío in the capital of Seville.

The awarded contract has a 30-month execution period.

This initiative is part of Adif and Adif Alta Velocidad’s 2018-2030 plan to combat climate change, within the “Ecomilla” program, which promotes energy-efficient mobility with zero emissions in first and last mile travel.

Repsol acquires Portuguese company Miio

The company has acquired a majority stake in Miio, a Portuguese company dedicated to managing electric vehicle recharges through a mobile application.

The company has more than 270,455 registered users and over 125,200 charging stations in its system, making it one of the main players in Portugal.

Miio was founded in 2019 and has been part of the venture capital firm Portugal Ventures’ portfolio, integrated into the Grupo Banco Portugués de Fomento, since July 2022.

Repsol also plans to integrate the functionalities of this application into Waylet, with the aim of facilitating users’ access to the chargers that the company owns in Spain.

Mercadona teams up with Repsol and Iberdrola

Also aiming to accelerate electrification in the country, Mercadona is renewing and expanding its network of chargers, a project that involves an investment of 21 million euros for the implementation of approximately 5,000 semi-fast charging points.

The supermarket chain currently has more than 2,000 points, 100 of which already have the new improved service offered by the chargers manufactured by Circutor.

The goal is for all stores that have implemented the “New Efficient Store Model” and have parking facilities to have this new system installed by the end of 2024.

The management of the service and customer service at these points will be handled by Repsol and Iberdrola, allowing customers to recharge their cars while shopping.

Charging points at Mercadona stores.

Nissan and Repsol to offer two free electric recharges per month

The agreement stipulates that all customers who purchase a Nissan Ariya between July 1st and December 31st of this year will be able to benefit, through the Waylet payment platform, from two free electric recharges per month.

Considering the average autonomy values homologated by this SUV from the Japanese firm, this could equate to 1,000 kilometers per month without the cost of energy.

This benefit, which will allow for free recharges until December 31, 2025, is initially aimed at private customers, although its extension to other users and other electric vehicles from Nissan is planned for the future.

It is worth noting that both companies signed a first agreement more than three years ago, committing to install 15 fast charging points and offer discounts on the rate within Repsol’s public charging network.

Nissan Ariya.

Repsol wins the bid for 5,800 charging points deployed by Ibil

Ibil, the company owned 50 per cent by Repsol and the Basque Energy Agency (EVE), has gone from being a budding technological company in 2019 to being able to manage the entire industrial ecosystem necessary for the recharging of electric vehicles in Spain and Portugal.

This company coordinates the entire supply chain, starting from technology suppliers and manufacturers of charging points, and passing through service providers and key agents in electric mobility.

The goal is to offer as efficient a service as possible to incentivize drivers to adopt energy transition.

Ibil, which until now was in charge of developing a national network of electric charging points, already has a network of 5,800 charging points and plans to replicate this model with hydrogen refueling stations.

From now on, it will focus its activity on mobility with green hydrogen, an alternative in which Repsol has been investing a large part of its R&D&I in recent years.

Repsol and Freenow drive electric mobility in the taxi sector

Repsol has become the approved energy provider for FREENOW in Spain for its drivers, offering a charging service at petrol stations or in public spaces with the guarantee that the electricity is 100 per cent renewable.

The company provides FREENOW drivers, exclusively for them, with an offer with very relevant discounts on any of the public chargers the multi-energy company has.

Drivers can benefit from these solutions through Waylet.

Repsol and SEUR sign a strategic agreement

The multi-energy company becomes a strategic partner of SEUR in the energy transition and decarbonization process of its fleet towards more sustainable mobility.

As part of this agreement, Repsol will install and operate more than 150 charging points at the 55 work centers that the transport company has distributed throughout the country.

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