The future belongs to those who choose an ECO-label vehicle
One of our goals is to develop sustainable mobility solutions and charging stations
We are in the middle of a revolution that is changing our approach to mobility. The need for travel options that minimise environmental impact is opening up opportunities for other energy sources, such as electricity, natural gas and hydrogen. New mobility services are emerging that reduce the number of motor vehicles in our cities while maintaining availability levels.
That’s why we work to offer sustainable mobility solutions for cities and land and sea transport that reduce GHG emissions and also air pollution, helping improve air quality. Furthermore, alternative mobility is one of the company’s strategic innovation lines.
Today, we firmly believe in sustainable mobility, both in heavy and light transport, through the use and development of biomethane, green hydrogen, electricity and NGV, which we have been working on for years.
We are strongly committed to gas and new developments in areas such as maritime and heavy land transport sectors, where it is the least polluting technological alternative. We have been committed to the implementation of a public vehicular natural gas refuelling infrastructure for years, participating intechnological projects related to refilling with this type of fuel at the user level and paying special attention to improving the energy and financial efficiency of supply stations, where we have explored solutions to store energy in flywheels with the aim of managing energy more efficiently.
We have more than a hundred public and private refueling stations connected to our natural gas network and there are approximately 140 public facilities in Spain for vehicular natural gas.
In addition, NGV is compatible with the use of renewable gas (biomethane and hydrogen), developing the circular economy with zero emissions.
Not only do we drive the improvement of natural gas mobility, but we have also carried out important projects in the field of electricity-based mobility. To do so, we have implemented comprehensive and personalised electric mobility solutions that allow customers to enjoy their own electric vehicle charging station.
This value proposal is contextualised in services such as Easyrecarga, a comprehensive and personalised electric mobility solution that allows customers to enjoy their own electric vehicle charging station.
In addition, we are committed to developing a network of chargers that will give all citizens access to a universal and open electricity recharging service. The plan is based on the deployment of an urban customer proximity network with low-power public chargers and a capillary network of rapid chargers that provides safety to the electric vehicle user in the main communication axes.
Our leadership strategy in sustainable mobility solutions is also based on the national implementation of a public vehicular natural gas refuelling infrastructure. We also take part in technological projects related to refilling with this type of fuel at the user level, such as the HYGEN project or GNV Web project, developed in Rio de Janeiro.
We have also launched an initiative that aims to provide a solution to the great urban mobility challenge in Madrid, called “Madrid in Motion”, a specific solution proposed by an Israeli start-up to optimise the CAPEX and OPEX of gas refuelling stations.
The company is also currently working on other innovative projects such as:
NEAR (New Electricity
Assets for Recharging) Project
This projects aims to respond to the role of the distributor in the implementation of public recharging infrastructure. In this way, the efficiencies created by using the existing network infrastructure for the implementation of electric charging stations are studied.
Renewable gas Butarque
This project injected renewable gas —generated using biogas recovered from the Butarque wastewater treatment plant in Madrid— into Nedgia’s distribution network for the first time ever in 2019. The facility will be operational for one year in order to show that renewable gas can be an efficient and environmentally-friendly option for use in land mobility.
In this field, studies of new renewable gas projects, both biomethane and green hydrogen generated from renewable sources - which are a part of the company's own activities - should also be highlighted. These projects involve the generation, storage and use of biomethane and hydrogen from wind power and photovoltaic solar energy in local industries and/ or their use in mobility, in the form of hydrogen stations for transport vehicles, or even for railways.
Renewable gas: benefits and potential