All-electric vehicles offer a wide variety of benefits, one of which is impressive energy storage capabilities. Now, in order to leverage that energy storage for other uses, GM has announced that it will offer vehicle-to-home (V2H) bidirectional charging technology across the Ultium-based EV portfolio. GM states that the new V2H tech will provide customers with greater control over their energy management, as well as greater energy independence.
Essentially, GM’s V2H technology enables energy transfer from the battery pack in an electric vehicle to “a properly equipped” home, providing electricity during peak demand to lower costs, as well as lowering the impact of a power outage.
“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 the vice president of GM Energy, Wade Sheffer. “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.”
GM customers looking to leverage V2H technology can do so through GM Energy’s Ultium Home offerings, as well as the GM Energy Cloud software platform, the latter of which enables users to manage the transfer of energy between the home and connected GM Energy assets.
The full V2H tech rollout is expected by the 2026 model year. The first vehicles to offer the tech include the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV RST, the 2024 GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1, the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV, the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV, the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq, and the new Cadillac Escalade IQ. To note, the Cadillac Escalade IQ is set to debut tomorrow.
Further information on GM’s new V2H technology and specific rollout timing will be released at a later date.