Can electric mobility contribute to the expansion of renewable energy?
The future of electricity is renewable. More and more fluctuating sources like wind and solar energy are being fed into the power grid.
If they become widespread, electric vehicles can make a significant contribution to stabilizing the power grid. For one thing, they can act as a so-called shiftable load, which means that excess energy that suddenly becomes available – because there is more wind, for example – can be stored in the vehicle batteries. Intelligent charging holds great potential for integrating renewable energy. On the other hand, vehicles can also feed electricity back into the grid when needed. This helps to compensate for short-term grid fluctuations, for example.