GM to introduce V2H technology in all Ultium EVs
General Motors announces that it will integrate bidirectional vehicle-to-home (V2H) charging technology in all of its upcoming electric models based on the Ultium platform from the 2026 model year.
The offering is part of the new GM Energy business unit, which was spun off from the main company last October. Among the first vehicles to receive the V2H capabilities are the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST, GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1, Chevrolet Blazer EV, Chevrolet Equinox EV, 2024 Cadillac Lyriq and the upcoming Cadillac Escalade IQ.
General Motors also points to ‘the GM Energy Cloud’, which is “a software platform which will allow users to manage the transfer of energy between applicable and connected GM Energy assets and the home.” This expanded offering comes as GM wants to offer a “holistic approach to energy management,” for which the GM Energy business unit has been set up to help expand the system.
The exact technical specifications for the system have not been revealed yet, however, as GM explains that “information on additional availability of V2H technology and specific timing of V2H rollout to individual vehicle models will be provided in future updates” in their announcement.
“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.”
In addition, GM Energy is running a V2H pilot project with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to enable residential customers to use their electric vehicles together with a bi-directional charger as a backup power supply during short-term power outages. After initial lab tests, the two companies plan to expand the V2H offering to a group of residential customers in PG&E’s service territory.