GM says vehicle-to-home bidirectional charging tech in all Ultium EVs by 2026
Vehicle-to-home (V2H) bidirectional charging technology unlocks additional value for EV users, who will be able to transfer energy from their vehicles to their household energy storage requirements when desired.
The technology allows EVs to store and transfer energy to help offset electricity needs during peak demand days and mitigate the impact of power outages, making the transition to an all-electric future even more compelling, claims General Motors (GM).
The American automaker has announced that it will expand V2H bidirectional charging technology across its retail portfolio of Ultium-based EVs by model year 2026.
Accordingly, the first vehicles to receive the technology include the upcoming Chevrolet Silverado EV RST, GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1, Chevrolet Blazer EV and Equinox EV, Cadillac LYRIQ and ESCALADE IQ models.
"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 Wade Sheffer, vice president, GM Energy.
"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", he added.
GM customers can leverage the V2H technology on compatible through GM Energy's available Ultium Home offerings, and the GM Energy Cloud, a software platform which will allow users to manage the transfer of energy between energy assets and home.
The company's holistic approach to energy management, leveraging the power of Ultium to introduce new technologies and innovative features for residential customers, it claims. Developing solutions for Ultium Home that pair with GM's growing portfolio of EVs provides customers with more choices and greater value across vehicle categories and price points than ever before, it adds.