SEAT and Redexis partner to encourage natural gas mobility in Spain
SEAT and Redexis have signed an agreement whereby both companies will develop the creation of natural gas refueling stations and drive sustainable mobility with this alternative fuel. Through this partnership, SEAT is going to share information on the demand for this type of vehicles in order to boost the installation of refueling points that are accessible to the public in areas considered of major importance. Moreover, Redexis expects to have more than 100 filling stations nationwide in the next two years.
“Sales of natural gas-powered SEAT vehicles have tripled in Spain in the past three years, which demonstrates the potential of this technology. At this point, promoting the creation of refueling infrastructure remains a pending challenge in our country and this kind of agreement is the path we must follow in order to democratize the use of natural gas for mobility,” said SEAT President Luca de Meo.
“Redexis, as a company which makes an enormous investment effort in energy infrastructure, is firmly committed to natural gas-powered mobility and this agreement adds to SEAT’s commitment to manufacturing natural gas vehicles. Our goal is to continue building and developing the necessary infrastructure in the country to promote alternative fuels that are more sustainable, affordable and environmentally friendly,” commented Redexis President Fernando Bergasa.
According to registration data in Spain provided by Gasnam, and taking into account the current rate of growth, the potential for natural gas-powered vehicles in Spain could exceed one million cars by 2030. In the framework of this agreement, Redexis will develop the necessary CNG refueling facilities to meet this demand for road mobility and will incorporate SEAT vehicles that run on natural gas into its fleet, as well as into the fleets of its own partner companies.
SEAT and Redexis aim to replicate and increase the growth model of natural gas which has occurred in Madrid and Barcelona in the rest of Spain by offering the necessary network so that any user can drive all over the country by using natural gas as an inexpensive and environmentally-friendly fuel.