Electronics and Semiconductors

GM expands vehicle-to-home EV charging platform

16 May 2024
GM’s Chevrolet Silverado EV pickup will be the first of its EV portfolio to be compatible for V2H for residential charging. Source: GM

General Motors plans to expand its vehicle-to-home (V2H) bidirectional electric vehicle (EV) charging technology with initial offerings to residential customers in a suite of bundled options.

GM’s V2H technology works with GM EV compatible cars and a solar-equipped home that is designed to help homes keep power when the grid goes down due to weather-related outages or rolling blackouts or another type of disaster.

GM said the technology will allow users to afford a greater personal grid resiliency working with Qmerit that will help homeowners obtain the needed permits and connect with utilities for a guided experience. The V2H bundles will include the equipment for the transfer of energy between a GM EV and an equipped home as well as options for stationary energy storage and solar integration.

Previously, GM participated in a pilot project in California with utility provider PG&E to test the role of bidirectional V2H charging as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help consumers with home electricity bills.

The first vehicle in GM’s portfolio of EVs to be compatible with GM Energy V2H bidirectional charging technology will be the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV pickup truck.

GM will expand its V2H portfolio across numerous EV models by 2026.

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