In October 2019, Audi was able to present the Roadmap E, which shows how Audi wants to become more sustainable with electromobility. Even then, it clearly seemed that the energy and road turning go hand in hand. Thus, from the point of view of Audi, a cross-sector crosslinking will help to help e-mobility for breakthrough. As a building block of a sustainable energy industry, powerful batteries take one more and more significant role – whether as a large memory within the power grids or as electricity storage of electric vehicles.
With this knowledge in the hindquarters, the EnBW and Audi have decided to work together on a battery storage solutions. The focus is on the use of used electric car batteries from Audi. “The joint project bears the basic idea of invoicing, security of supply and sustainability. This is at the EnBW starting point of numerous initiatives and also high investments, “says Arnim Wauschkuhn, with EnBW for the topic of stationary battery system solutions and at the same time managing director of the Kraftwerksbatterie Heilbronn GmbH. Wauschkuhn also gives it to understand that cooperation is a meaningful connection of the areas of automotive and energy economy, with which the respective know-how can be linked and thus over-speaking synergy effects can be used.
The EnBW works on the development of stationary storage, the electricity of its own wind and photovoltaic parks in phases of an energy overlay bidding and support the network. Windrader and photovoltaic systems would then have to be removed from the grid for temporarily too high electricity production – a building block on the way to the best possible use of renewable energy sources. At the same time, the memory should also be offered urban workers, industrial companies or operators of decentralized generation equipment.
“Collaboration with EnBW should show how a resource-saving use of batteries can look like after use in the car. In addition, we already think about the time after this use phase and promote effective battery recycling.”- Reiner Mangold, Head of Sustainable Product Development at Audi
For the disclosed memory, cervical batteries from Audi electro cars should. So the so-called “Second Life batteries” even at the end of the vehicle life still have a high capacity and are therefore suitable for use in stationary storage. Together, the EnBW and Audi, on the premises of the ENBW heating power plant in Heilbronn, want to establish a reference memory to test different application scenarios.
The reference memory serves as a technical and processual model for further investment in commercial operation. Building on this first joint project, the partners intend to cooperate long-term cooperation in the area of Second Life Storage and the implementation of further follow-up projects. Only in March, VW chief strategist Michael Jost to understand that VW also thinks about this topic. Thus, the batteries of electric cars for stabilizing the power network could be used by charging the battery in times of the overservic and the power at times when the supply of electricity from wind and solar energy is low, is sold back to the network, so Jost.
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2 thoughts on “Audi forces effective battery recycling in collaboration with EnBW”
So if I read this article so, you might mean, two companies have read through the road map of Tesla and want to say that somehow (also).
A first step would be in my opinion once the vehicles-to-grid use in Germany may permit legally at all.
That’s forbidden today
In Germany, you can not even charge your own energy storage (Tesla Power Wall) with excess night stream so as to relieve the power grid the next day.
But of course, the big energy providers are positioning themselves soon on the market.
Once you want to allow VTG, some PV owners would like to buy more electric car – and so soon with their own energy consumption in the small ones, what should work in big ones. This can not be right to the big energy providers and therefore this will not be possible for the private user for a long time. -Bet?-
And so I am always looking forward to living in such a “advanced” and “technology affines” country.
Let’s see Tesla the topic VTG will take in the next few years in England – the license as an energy provider may already have you
Dear Egon Meier, because you seem to pursue me with unqualified opinion here in the whole forum, I wish you a good night and will be better sleeping with my Tesla shares in the 30% profit that I made alone this year, as if if I bought VW shares – good night Jim-Bob