Sustainable mobility

Achieving sustainable mobility requires multiple solutions

We know that there isn't just one single solution that would make sustainable mobility possible, so at the Repsol Technology Lab, we work with a comprehensive approach encompassing various technologies and solutions. We are working on creating new fuels and lubricants, which will allow us to meet the rising demand for transportation with greater sustainability and efficiency. 

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Eco-friendly synthetic fuels

We are working on producing zero footprint synthetic fuels using only water and CO2 as the raw materials, which can be used in existing vehicles such as cars, trucks, planes, among others.

An electric vehicle charging

Using innovation to improve electric vehicles

The battery will play a key role in electric mobility in the coming years. At the Repsol Technology Lab, we are developing the next generation of batteries to be safer and cheaper and to hold more energy than today's batteries. We are looking into ways of reducing charging times and working so that these developments are also applied to the generation of renewable electric energy. We also developed a new range of fluids specifically for hybrid and electric vehicles to ensure the best lubrication and cooling of their main components.

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Advanced fuels

With sustainability as a priority, we are working on new products to extend the engine's premiere performance and reduce consumption, therefore lowering its carbon footprint. An example is the high-end Repsol Efitec 100 Neotech fuel, inspired by competition, which allows for a more than 18% reduction in consumption and CO2 emissions in engines optimized for its use.

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Efficient lubricants

We guarantee the functioning of new engines while reducing the environmental impact and carbon footprint of our commercial products. To do so, we develop new lubricants that, given their lower viscosity and formulation with increasingly more sophisticated technologies, contribute to an improvement in engine efficiency by consuming less fuel, and therefore, reducing CO2 emissions.

Repsol AutoGas pump

AutoGas, a sustainable reality for the future

AutoGas is the most widely-used alternative fuel in the world and one of the most sustainable options on the market for mobility, given its combustion that hardly generates any particles and complies with the most stringent emission limits, leading to a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions to the atmosphere compared with gasoline vehicles. We are working to ensure that this alternative fuel can be used in all types of vehicles, regardless of their size, in order to reduce their environmental impact and the transport sector’s carbon footprint.

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Minimizing the environmental impact of ship transport

We are seeking solutions to improve the sustainability of maritime mobility. To do so, we not only work on the formulation of low-sulfur fuel oils but also on the continuous improvement of the overall quality of the final products in order to adapt them to different engines and operating conditions in marine environments, just as we adapt our lubricants to the new operating conditions.

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Project SPAIN2017

This project allows us to understand and anticipate how the energy used for transportation can play a role in overcoming present and future mobility challenges.

SPAIN2017 is a hybrid that combines the most efficient technologies: electrification, direct injection, and the recovery of energy from exhaust fumes, all with a sophisticated control unit capable of managing that union. 

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From the race track to the streets

Our participation in MotoGP allows us to put our products to the test under the most adverse and demanding conditions, and then apply that knowledge acquired in high-performance racing to the products we sell at our service stations. Repsol Efitec 100 Neotech is an example of how our scientists at the Repsol Technology Lab have been able to bring the fuels and lubricants from the racing world to the general public.