General Motors has announced that its new lineup of Ultium-based EVs will join the power backup game (emergency generators). The vehicles rolling out the V2H tech are not just any random models. For the starters, it will be the top-of-the-range models like the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST, GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1, Chevrolet Blazer EV, Chevrolet Equinox, and the elegant Cadillac Lyriq. And, if that wasn’t enough, the just-unveiled Cadillac Escalade IQ is waltzing into this electrifying dance as well.
Although GM’s lips are currently sealed about the specifics of their V2H capabilities, if we side-eye their competition, like the Ford F-150 Lightning, we find claims that these modern wonders can power homes for up to 10 days. Supporting this shift to V2H will be GM’s energy division, aptly named – yes, you guessed it – GM Energy. Through it, several enticing home energy packages will be rolled out, notably the V2H Bundle, Energy System Bundle, and – for those not quite ready to embrace the full EV lifestyle – the Energy Storage Bundle.
To quote Wade Sheffer, the VP of GM Energy, the company’s expanding collection of energy management tools will “help accelerate GM’s vision of an all-electric future.” By incorporating V2H technology throughout the Ultium portfolio, the aim is to offer this tech to a wider consumer base, offering benefits that stretch beyond just driving from point A to B.
Interesting fact – the Vehicle-To-Home technology isn’t just for emergencies. It can also help balance the grid during peak times by sending stored electricity back to the grid.