General Motors (GM) has announced plans to expand its vehicle-to-home bidirectional charging technology across its retail portfolio of Ultium-based electric vehicles by model year 2026. This innovative technology allows electric vehicle (EV) drivers to transfer energy from their vehicles to a properly equipped home. Not only does this offset electricity needs during peak demand days, but it also mitigates the impact of power outages.
Advantages and Vehicle Lineup
By integrating vehicle-to-home charging (V2H) across their entire Ultium-based portfolio, GM aims to make this groundbreaking technology accessible to a wider range of consumers. The first vehicles to be equipped with V2H technology will include the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST, 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 is set to be revealed on Wednesday.
GM Energy’s Perspective
Wade Sheffer, the vice president of GM Energy, highlighted the significance of this expansion. By including V2H technology in their entire lineup, GM is ensuring that consumers can enjoy the benefits of this advanced technology on a larger scale than ever before. With V2H technology, consumers can not only drive electric vehicles but also contribute to a more sustainable energy ecosystem.