This new facility is part of the collaboration agreement between Nissan and Repsol to promote electric mobility in Spain

Nissan and Repsol open another fast charging point in Elche, Alicante

Press Release 03/03/2022 12:00

Repsol and Nissan have opened a new fast charging point for electric vehicles, located at the Repsol service station in the city of Elche, Alicante, on Avenida de l'Alcalde Ramón Pastor. The opening ceremony was attended by Repsol's Electric Mobility manager, Carlos Bermúdez, Nissan Iberia's Infrastructure manager, Xavi Pons, as well as the Councilor for Sustainable Mobility, Environment, and Traffic at Elche City Council, Esther Díez Valero.

This fast charging point has a power of 50 kW that, depending on the size of the electric vehicle's battery, can charge an electric vehicle in around 25–30 minutes. In addition, it has the standard connectors established by the European Union, so both 100% electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles can be charged at this point. The standard connectors for charging on alternating current are Type 2 or Mennekes, and for direct current, CCS-Combo, and this charging point has both. 

Thanks to the agreement between the two companies, anyone who owns a Nissan electric vehicle will receive a 50% discount, not only redeemable at this new charging point but across the whole of Repsol's public-access electric charging network.

Repsol's charging network currently boasts more than 2,000 operational charging points. Of these, more than 370 are available to the public, including over 100 fast charging points, most of which are located at service stations — thus positioning the multi-energy company as the leading provider of fast charging services at service stations in Spain. In addition to these more than 370 public-access points, there will be more than 350 fast charging points already installed at the company's service stations and the first two ultra-fast charging locations in the Iberian Peninsula, capable of charging the batteries of compatible vehicles in five to ten minutes. All Repsol's electric charging points guarantee the supply of 100% renewable electricity.

Additionally, Repsol is working on an ambitious plan to deploy additional public-access charging infrastructure, reaching a total of over 1,000 fast and ultra-fast charging points by the end of 2022. This will translate into one charging point every 50 kilometers.

To date, Repsol has 11 public charging points in the Community of Valencia, 9 of which are at service stations. In addition to these public-access points, there will be 47 fast charging points already installed at the company's service stations, with more than 50 further points, included in the expansion plan, by the end of 2022.

With the multi-energy company’s infrastructure, together with the points Nissan has already developed in the Community of Valencia, anyone with an electric vehicle can travel through this Autonomous Community without any problems, and make trips to anywhere in Spain. 

There is clearly room for improvement in terms of electric vehicle infrastructure, but with investments from private companies such as Repsol or Nissan, and public investment through the different MOVES Plans launched by the government, the electric vehicle charging network is becoming a reality. It means electric vehicles can not only be used in big city centers, but also on long-distance journeys. 

According to Repsol's electric mobility manager, Carlos Bermúdez, “The launch of this new charging point shows Repsol's commitment to electric mobility and reinforces our leadership in fast charging points at service stations in Spain. Furthermore, it consolidates our position as a multi-energy company, one that is a leader in mobility and dedicated to achieving net zero emissions by 2050. We are the first company in our sector to set this ambitious target."

Xavi Pons, Nissan Iberia’s infrastructure manager stated that: “For Nissan, the charging infrastructure is key to advancing electrification and continuing to popularize the electric vehicle. Nissan is the only brand in the sector that invests in public and universal infrastructures across the world, such as this electric charging point located at a Repsol service station in Elche, being faithful to our vision of sustainable mobility for all.”

Repsol-Nissan agreement

A year ago, Repsol's Executive Managing Director of Client and Low-Carbon Generation, María Victoria Zingoni, and the CEO of Nissan Iberia, Bruno Mattucci, announced the signing of a collaboration agreement between both companies to promote electric mobility in Spain. Their first priority would consist of expanding the electric vehicle charging network throughout Spain. Initially, 15 fast charging points will be installed at Repsol service stations, with options for further expansion.

The 15 new fast charging points at Repsol service stations, in addition to their 100% renewable guarantee of origin, have the potential to provide enough energy to travel around 90,000 miles (144,000 kilometers) by car every month. Likewise, the installed capacity of all these new fast chargers would be enough to supply energy to 120 households for a whole month.

About Nissan in Spain

Nissan has two production centers in Spain: in Ávila, where it manufactures components for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance plants, and in Los Corrales de Buelna (Cantabria), where it produces parts for Nissan models such as the Qashqai or Juke, and for other industrial customers. It also has an R&D center for the whole of Europe based in Barcelona, ​​where the commercial headquarters for Spain and Portugal are also located. Nissan leads electric mobility and the crossovers in these countries. Nissan has a network of almost 200 sales and after-sales points that cover the entire Iberian Peninsula. Over a million Nissan vehicles are circulating the roads in Spain.

About Repsol

Repsol is a global multi-energy company that is leading the energy transition and has set the goal of net zero emissions by 2050. It is present throughout the energy value chain, employing 24,000 people, distributing products in nearly 100 countries, and with 24 million customers.

It is capable of meeting any consumer energy and mobility needs, while always focusing on the customer. It is at the forefront of developing sustainable mobility solutions with increasingly efficient fuels, electric charging, biofuels, AutoGas, and natural gas for vehicles. 

To achieve net zero emissions by 2050, Repsol is committed to a model that integrates all technologies for decarbonization, based on improving efficiency, increasing its renewable electricity generation capacity, the production of low-carbon fuels, the development of new solutions for customers, the circular economy, and the promotion of cutting-edge projects to reduce industry’s carbon footprint.