Netze BW along with the team from the Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology in Kassel, are definitely thinking ahead in dealing with the increase in demand for future e-mobility by researching how to integrate cost effective electricity grids- to ensure a stable and reliable electricity supply.
The point of the 18-month experiment is to find out what happens when all the households on a typical German street, all of them on the same electricity circuit, drive electric cars. It's a model of the future. How do e-car recharging patterns typically unfold over the course of a week? When do peak loads occur? What kinds of battery storage solutions might be useful for stabilizing grid supply and demand?