Repsol and Uber have signed a strategic agreement where Repsol becomes the preferred energy supplier for Spanish Uber drivers of vehicles that are 100% electric and plug-in hybrids.
With Uber committing that 50% of its average kilometres will be covered by electric vehicles in seven European capitals by 2025, the agreement intends to accelerate the transition of Uber drivers to electric mobility.
Uber also commits that by 2030, 100% of its trips will be electric in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
The agreement allows Uber drivers in Spain – initially in Madrid but to be extended to other cities – will be able to use electric recharging points at Repsol service stations at a discount of up to 21%.
"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,” said Juan Galiardo, managing director of Uber in Spain.
“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. In addition, we are partnering with an energy company such as Repsol to support drivers who work with our platform and facilitate their transition to electric vehicles.”
Repsol’s electric recharging points guarantee that the supplied power is from 100% renewable sources.
The Spanish company is working to expand its existing network of more than 2000 operational recharging points, by adding 1000 more fast and ultra-fast recharging points by the end of 2022. This will mean there is one charging point every 50 kilometres along the main road corridors.
This alliance 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,” said María Victoria Zingoni, Repsol's executive managing director of client and low-carbon generation.