In a move that analysts say could upset the country’s electrical landscape, the automaker has asked the UK energy regulator for a license to produce electricity.
The app doesn’t say why Tesla asked for the license. The California company declined to comment.
Having developed significant battery activity in recent years, industry sources say Tesla is now preparing to enter the UK market with its technology.
In Australia, the company has designed the world’s largest lithium-ion energy storage facility, capable of storing enough energy to power 30,000 homes.
Experts predict that such large-scale batteries will be essential in the future to manage energy demand, since fossil fuels will be eliminated.