New Tech From GM Energy in Detroit Helps Customers Move Power Between EVs, Homes

As EV technology continues to evolve, General Motors’ GM Energy in Detroit is making available technology to enable the use of vehicle-to-home (V2H) bidirectional charging technology to provide power from a compatible GM EV to a properly equipped home.
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GM Energy in Detroit is providing technology to help move power from vehicles like this 2024 Silverado EV RST to homes in an emergency. // Photo courtesy of GM Energy

As EV technology continues to evolve, General Motors’ GM Energy in Detroit is making available technology to enable the use of vehicle-to-home (V2H) bidirectional charging technology to provide power from a compatible GM EV to a properly equipped home.

The system was designed to help mitigate the harm of weather-related outages and integrate with future clean energy products for greater personal grid resiliency. The cost of the system, including installation charges, was not provided.

GM Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors Co. in Detroit, is focused on expanding and accelerating a complete energy ecosystem through new products, software, and services. It includes broadening access to EV education and resources, expanding public charging infrastructure, and developing new energy management solutions for commercial and residential customers.

The GM Energy product suite will be offered through a set of bundle options, providing residential customers with the ability to select solutions that align with their specific energy needs, budget, and preferences, all online.

GM Energy representatives will be online to connect customers with the preferred installer, Qmerit, which can help with obtaining necessary permits and connect with utilities to ensure am efficient experience.

At launch, customers will be able to purchase GM Energy’s V2H bundle including the necessary equipment to enable the transfer of energy between EV and home. GM Energy will make additional residential solutions, including stationary energy storage and solar integration, available for purchase later this year.

“GM Energy is committed to making the transition to an all-electric lifestyle an even more compelling option by simplifying all aspects of personal energy management,” says Wade Sheffer, vice president of GM Energy. “With the introduction of these new offerings, it has never been easier for our customers to access the expanded benefits of a holistic EV ecosystem, helping to mitigate the impacts of power outages and having the ability to offset certain energy costs over time.”

GM Energy’s products will be accessible through current GM mobile brand apps. The first vehicle in GM’s portfolio of EVs to be compatible with the GM Energy home product suite is the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV First Edition RST2, which will be equipped with V2H bidirectional charging technology.

Moving forward, GM will continue to expand V2H bidirectional charging technology across its retail portfolio of Ultium-based EVs by model year 2026.

Customers who have questions can visit GM Energy Live, where product specialists can help provide more information and showcase GM Energy’s solutions through a digital experience.

Pricing, installation cost and timeline for delivery for each of GM Energy’s initial product bundles will vary. Additional information about GM Energy and its ecosystem of available product and service offerings is available at gmenergy.gm.com.