General Motors (GM) has announced it plans to introduce Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) bidirectional charging technology across its upcoming lineup of Ultium-based electric vehicles (EVs) by the model year 2026.
The V2H technology will debut in the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST, marking the start of GM’s plan to make this technology available across its portfolio. Subsequent models, such as the 2024 GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1, the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV, the 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV, the 2024 Cadillac LYRIQ, and the Cadillac ESCALADE IQ, set to be unveiled on August 9, are slated to follow suit.
V2H technology will allow owners to store and transfer energy from their vehicles to a properly equipped home, helping to offset electricity needs during peak demand days and mitigate the impact of power outages, and by model year 2026, all GM EV owners will be able to do just that.
“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. 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,” said Wade Sheffer, vice president, GM Energy.
As noted, GM EV owners will only be able to take advantage of V2H with a properly equipped home, which in this case means upgrading their homes with one of their three Ultium Home Energy management packages revealed by GM Energy last month: Ultium Home V2H Bundle, Ultium Home Energy System, or Ultium Home Energy Storage Bundle.