General Motors has filed to trademark PowerBase, GM Authority has uncovered.
Filed on January 3rd, 2022 with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), the application is assigned serial number 97200205. The application carries a Goods and Services description of “Power inverter for use in a motor land vehicle.”
While many of the trademark applications covered by GM Authority reference future technologies and products that have yet to debut, this trademark application is for a technology that has already been shown to the public. PowerBase is an available accessory power bar that will be offered as optional equipment on the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV. Chevy says PowerBase will offer up to 10 electrical outlets and provide a total of 10.2kW of power for worksites, recreational needs or powering a home in the event of an outage, among more. The PowerBase panel will also be capable of charging another EV using an available accessory charge cord.
The PowerBase system available on the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV is General Motors’ answer to Ford’s Pro Power Onboard accessory power bar, which will offer up to 9.2 kW of power in the new Ford F-150 Lightning. The Pro Power Onboard system is designed to power various items while at a worksite, such as a miter saw, circular saw, hammer drill, air compressor, floodlights or another vehicle’s battery, for example. Ford also made headlines for Pro Power Onboard’s ability to power a home, so it’s good to see GM also making this capability a priority for the PowerBase system.
It’s not clear how much the PowerBase system will add to the base price of the 2024 Chevy Silverado. As we already know, prices for the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV RST First Edition will start at $106,695 with destination and freight, while the WT base model will be priced from $41,595.