Our gasoline Repsol Efitec 100 Neotech is inspired by the fuels used in motor racing, which allows us to reduce fuel consumption, and therefore CO2 emissions, by over 18% in demanding operating conditions.
The challenge faced by our scientists at the Repsol Technology Lab was to take the gasolines used in elite motor sports to the general public. And for the first time they are now available in Spain.
AutoGas is the most widely used alternative fuel and leads to a 40% saving and a 15% reduction of CO2 emissions.
There are 78,000 AutoGas-powered cars on the roads of Spain, much higher than any other alternative energy source, and we have 732 supply points in this country.
Alongside companies such as AVL and DELPHI, we have taken a step forward in the use of LPG, showing the benefits of using liquid direct injection AutoGas as a fuel.
In addition, following a joint development project with our Repsol Technology Lab, we have invested in the company BEGAS to sell a 100% AutoGas-powered engine for heavy-duty vehicles.
Located at the Repsol service station in Lopidana (Álava, Spain), this facility is pioneering in Spain and Portugal, and one of the first of its kind in Southern Europe.
This new ultra-fast charging system can recharge a vehicle in five to ten minutes. It has a a maximum power output of 700 kW that can be distributed among different supply points depending on each vehicle's charging capacity.
Repsol plans to install this technology at four other service stations belonging to its network in 2019.
Together with the vehicle manufacturer Kia Motors, we have set up WiBLW, a new carsharing operator that promotes sustainable mobility in Madrid and the surrounding areas.
The service has a fleet of 500 plug-in hybrids and reaches further afield than the other carsharing service available in the capital thanks to the increased range, comfort, and safety. There are three WiBLE bases located in Villaverde, Las Tablas, and Pozuelo where users can pick up and leave the vehicles, as well as a network of private parking lots to park the cars.
Sustainable vehicles at our facilities
In 2013 we launched our corporate carsharing service with six 100% electric vehicles and the associated charging infrastructure. A further six AutoGas vehicles were added in 2016. This service is available to all employees for work-related journeys. It has 650 registered users, who have traveled over 300,000 km in these low-emissions vehicles.