General Motors (GM) is expanding its vehicle-to-home (V2H) bidirectional charging technology across its retail portfolio of Ultium-based electric vehicles (EVs) by model year 2026. The first vehicles to receive the technology include the previously announced 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST, followed by the 2024 GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1, 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV, 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV, 2024 Cadillac LYRIQ and the upcoming Cadillac Escalade IQ.
The technology allows consumers to store and transfer energy to help offset electricity needs during peak demand days and mitigate the impact of power outages, GM said. EV owners can use V2H tech via Ultium Home and GM Energy Cloud, allowing customers to control energy transfer between their GM Energy assets and home, the company added.
GM said information on the additional availability of V2H technology and the specific timing of V2H rollout to individual vehicle models will be provided soon.