Fiat and Redexis join forces to encourage NGV mobility in Spain
Fiat Professional and Redexis signed an agreement to develop sustainable transport through the widespread adoption of natural gas. Through this collaboration, Fiat will promote NGVs at its dealerships with the aim of extending its purchase and use. In addition, it will share with Redexis information on the demand for this type of vehicles and on the agreements to promote the installation of refueling stations with public access, in those areas close to the points of sale of the vehicles and that are considered of special relevance. Within the framework of this alliance, Redexis will develop the stations needed to meet this demand.
“This agreement undoubtedly represents an important boost to the commitment we have been making for more than 10 years on alternative energy vehicles thanks to the union of strengths of two leading companies in their respective sectors: Redexis, as a leading development company of NGV infrastructures, and Fiat Professional, which with its 'Natural Power' range offers the most complete solution in the light commercial vehicle market in terms of the use of this type of energy,” said the CEO of FCA Spain and Portugal Alberto de Aza.
“Our goal is to continue building and developing the necessary infrastructure to promote more sustainable, economical and environmentally friendly alternative fuels in our country. That is why we expect to have more than 100 natural gas stations nationwide in the next two years,” added Fernando Bergasa, president of Redexis.
On the other hand, Redexis also signed an agreement with the Zoilo Ríos service station group to encourage the adoption of NGVs in Zaragoza. The objective is the construction, commissioning and maintenance of a refueling facility by Redexis at the “El Cisne” service station that Zoilo Ríos has in Zaragoza, which will allow the regular supply of both LNG and CNG, for long-distance goods trucks and passenger cars, vans and trucks.
Redexis plans to make an investment close to one million euros to carry out the construction of this station, which is expected to start operations in the second half of 2020. The facility will have a 60 m3 LNG tank, a capacity of gasification and compression of 800 Nm3/h and two gas dispensers, one of LNG and another of CNG, with four simultaneous refueling positions, capable of supplying all types of vehicles, with refueling times between three minutes for passenger cars and eight minutes for heavy vehicles.