General Motors will expand vehicle-to-home (V2H) bidirectional charging technology across its retail portfolio of Ultium-based electric vehicles by model year 2026, the company announced Aug. 8.
The first vehicles to receive the technology include the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST, followed by the 2024 GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1, 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV, 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV, 2024 Cadillac LYRIQ and the upcoming Cadillac ESCALADE IQ, which will be revealed on Aug. 9.
Building on the company’s plan to deliver a growing suite of energy management products and services through GM Energy, V2H enables EV drivers to transfer energy from their vehicles to equipped homes when desired. The technology allows consumers to store and transfer energy to help offset electricity needs during peak demand days and lessen the effects of power outages, making the transition to an all-electric future even more compelling.
“GM Energy's growing ecosystem of energy management solutions will help accelerate GM’s vision of an all-electric future by further expanding access to even more benefits that EVs can offer," said Wade Sheffer, vice president of GM Energy, in a news release. “By integrating V2H across our entire Ultium-based portfolio, we are making this groundbreaking technology available to more consumers, with benefits that extend well beyond the vehicle itself, and at broader scale than ever before.”
Customers will be able to leverage V2H technology on compatible GM electric vehicles through GM Energy’s available Ultium home offerings, and the GM energy cloud, a software platform which will allow users to manage the transfer of energy between applicable and connected GM vehicles and the home.
- Information on additional availability of V2H technology and specific timing of V2H rollout to individual vehicle models will be provided in future updates.
- Information about GM Energy through Ultium Home, Ultium Commercial and Ultium Charge 360
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet