Audi is working on making its vehicle fleet CO2-neutral by 2050. They will be launching around 20 fully electric models by 2025.
In their home country Germany this year renewable energies contributed more than 50 percent to the electricity mix for the first time.
Audi is now developing a system, of bi-directional charging so that you can use the car battery for short periods to run your home or even put power back into the grid. Nissan has pioneered this system in their LEAF.
One way to benefit from this technology is for consumers to charge up at night when it is cheap and then run their house from their car in the peak period when electricity is more expensive.
Energy could also be put back into the grid to help overcome times when solar and wind powered devices are not producing enough power.
Im David Brown
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