General Motors Files To Trademark PowerBase14
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.
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Looks like GM is taking styling cues from Citroen.
Is all electricity generated from the vehicle battery? How long can you run a house on that before vehicle is dead?
Ford says the average US house would get 3 days for the Lightning, 7 if they’re conserving. Silverado should get that or better depending on battery size, etc.
Or about 6 hours in the wintertime in a Northern town.
I live in the north and you normally use less electricity in the winter because most homes are heated with gas.
GM/Chevrolet should see if they can figure out a place to add more ugly black plastic.
Like Citroen does?
It’s a work truck sold to fleets. They are more concerned with cost of ownership, not looks. Also that front is more durable than a painted grill.
True but those wheels don’t have to look so cheap. I feel like GM wants to make it very clear that you bought a base/work truck model where with other manufacturers it’s not so obvious. Maybe this helps to push people to more expensive models but I would think it hurts sales overall. When you see these out in public it just reinforces that Chevrolet is lower end brand.
Captain Obvious… Have you ever seen the base model of a Ford F-150 it looks like cheap crap and so the base model Silverado and Ram ICE models… Cheap body pan6, cheaper interior. And yes GM, Ford, Ram, Toyota, Nissan… All auto manufacturers will try their very hardest to get people to buy the more expensive trim level of any model vehicle. Heck all of the Kia Telluride’s and Chevy Tahoes you see are top of the line… It’s all part of the game that auto manufacturers and their dealer’s play. As for me I have a 2010 Chevy Equinox LTZ V6 that’s fully loaded I bought it used four years ago with 50,000 miles on it for around $14,000 and I am much much happier that I searched out the LTZ Equinox instead of the cheap crappy LS model… The engine, transmission, body, interior leather everything is better… You get what you pay for my friend.
Ok, I will say I have a 2021 GMC Denali and I went to use the power plug with a 7″ grinder to cut some metal welds and It didn’t even make it to a full rpm speed before the outlet went dead. Needless to say we ended up having to bring in a 9000 watt generator to finish the job. I was really disappointed!!
I don’t even know if the outlet even works to this very day! Does it reset it’s self after an overload?
For gas furnace, 10KW is plenty to keep the house up and running. I was out during the big freeze in TX and now have two small generators for furnace/pool. I’ll need total of around .6KWH so a 80KW battery would have kept me warm and pool pumps running for the 105 hours I was out. Of course I did not need the fridge as I just put the food outside. Of course the whole concept falls apart if you have electric heat. That 80KW battery is going to last maybe a day at a 4-5KW burn rate. I do believe if power continues to be as unstable as it was last year in the Austin area all these BEV’s powering homes is going to get very attractive. I am in disbelief at the 3rd world level of power reliability the city has come to. In 2021 I had the 105 hour blackout which was preceded by 2 12 hour blackouts in the prior weeks. Then all thru the year I had short 5 minute blips. And of course in December I had a 6 hour blackout from a little wind. I calculated about a 98% up time for my power. Pathetic.
And just like karma, a 5 second blip with no wind, no precipitation and temps in the 40’s. Thanks austin energy. Your service is awful.
Nothing exciting about the exterior GM needs to step forward not backward