GM Says Vehicle-to-Home Charging Coming for More EVs

General Motors (GM) has unveiled plans to incorporate vehicle-to-home (V2H) bidirectional charging technology into its range of Ultium-based electric vehicles (EVs) by 2026.

This innovative technology will debut in the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST, and subsequently in models like the 2024 GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1, 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV, 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV, 2024 Cadillac LYRIQ, and the soon-to-be-revealed Cadillac ESCALADE IQ.

The V2H technology, part of GM Energy’s suite of energy management solutions, allows EV owners to transfer energy between their vehicle and their home. This can be particularly useful during peak electricity demand or power outages, enhancing the appeal of transitioning to electric vehicles.

Wade Sheffer, Vice President of GM Energy, emphasized the broader benefits of V2H, stating, “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.”

GM Energy’s Ultium Home offerings and the GM Energy Cloud software platform will support the V2H technology, enabling users to efficiently manage energy transfer between their GM Energy assets and their homes.

This move highlights GM’s comprehensive strategy in energy management, leveraging the capabilities of the Ultium platform to introduce novel technologies and features for residential users.

By pairing Ultium Home solutions with GM’s expanding EV portfolio, the company aims to offer customers a wider range of choices and unparalleled value across various vehicle categories and price ranges.

Further details on the V2H technology’s availability and its rollout schedule for specific vehicle models will be shared in upcoming announcements.