Audi aims to compete with Tesla Energy through a new ‘Smart Energy Network’

Fred Lambert for Electrek:  Ever since Tesla launched its own ‘Tesla Energy’ division to address the energy storage and generation side of the electric vehicle revolution, several automakers have launched similar programs.

Audi becomes the latest with its ‘Smart Energy Network’.

The program is currently being tested in a pilot project in households located in the Ingolstadt area and the Zurich region.

They are combining electric vehicle charging, energy storage, and solar power to provide balancing services to the grid with benefits for both the homeowner/electric car owner and the electric utility.

Dr. Hagen Seifert, Head of Sustainable Product Concepts at Audi, commented:

“We are looking at electric mobility in the context of an overall energy supply system that is increasingly based on renewables. We are playing a pioneering role with the prequalification of the balancing-power market – enabling producers to feed power into the grid, as part of the pilot project. That is now for the first time also possible down at the level of individual households, which helps balance the entire power grid,”

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