As many cities around the world move towards electrified forms of transportation, modern infrastructure needs to evolve to keep up which is where the Audi Smart Energy Network has come about to do just that.
The project is set to be launched in the Ingolstadt and Zurich regions in conjunction with a series of partners to combine solar power, home energy storage and electric vehicle charging. This will help to put a focus on renewable energy on a grander scale to help push the aforementioned cities into a new dawn of electrification.
The Audi Smart Energy Network was described by Dr. Hagen Seifert, Head of Sustainable Product Concepts at Audi, when he said, "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"