GM Energy reveals initial suite of 'Ultium Home' including V2G, stationary storage
GM Energy has recently announced the product details and specifications for its initial suite of Ultium Home offerings - the first set of solutions to be made available to residential customers - with unique bundle options to meet the energy needs and budget of end users.
The offerings will enable customers of Ultium Home to leverage vehicle-to-home (V2H) bidirectional charging technology, stationary storage and additional energy management products, according to the company.
The solutions are designed to provide greater energy independence, resiliency and value, enabling the use of backup power for essential home needs during times when energy is unavailable from the grid, GM Energy adds.
"As GM Energy's ecosystem of connected products and services continues to expand, we're excited to provide customers with options for greater energy management beyond the vehicle," said Wade Sheffer, vice president, GM Energy. "Our initial Ultium Home offerings represent an opportunity for customers to take greater control over their personal energy independence and resiliency."
The Ultium Home solutions include GM's 'PowerShift Charger', which enables V2H bidirectional charging with a compatible GM electric vehicles, when paired with Ultium Home V2H Enablement Kit. The system supports up to 19.2 kW of AC charging speed.
Next on the list is Ultium 'Home V2H Enablement Kit', which includes an inverter, home hub and dark start battery. The system supports 9.6 kW of discharge power and safely disconnects the home from the grid.
Further, GM's 'PowerBank' stationary storage unit can connect to the Ultium Home V2H Enablement Kit to extend backup capability and store solar or grid energy. The solutions are available in 5 kW/ 10.6 kWh and 7 kW/ 17.7 kWh variants.
SunPower, GM Energy's exclusive solar provider and a preferred EV charger installer, will work with customers seeking to integrate solar energy with Ultium Home products, the company says.
Moreover, each of these Ultium Home products will be connected to the GM Energy Cloud, a software platform which will allow customers to seamlessly manage the transfer of energy between applicable and connected GM Energy assets.
GM Energy is focused on expanding and accelerating a holistic energy ecosystem through new products, software and services, including broadening access to EV education and resources, expanding public charging infrastructure, and developing new energy management solutions for commercial and residential customers.
The company's latest offerings are made available through Ultium Home, Ultium Commercial and Ultium Charge 360 range of products in the North American markets.