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Ford Rival GM Says EV Lineup Will Boast Home Charging Tech

One of the most compelling features present in select new Blue Oval models is Pro Power Onboard, which we’ve already seen provide portable power in the midst of numerous natural disasters over the past few years. In the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning, this feature is also capable of powering an entire home for days or even weeks at a time, via what The Blue Oval calls Intelligent Backup Power. FoMoCo’s cross-town rival – General Motors – has long been rumored to be working on something similar as it prepares to launch a bevy of EVs including the all-electric Equinox, Silverado EV, and Sierra EV. Now, GM has pulled the covers off its own form of vehicle-to-home (V2H) bidirectional charging technology.

V2H will enable GM EV owners to transfer energy from their vehicles to a properly equipped home, much the same way Ford’s Intelligent Backup Power feature already does. This will enable those owners to use stored energy during not only times when the power may be out, but also peak hours, when electricity is more expensive, saving them some money on their utility bill in the process. Customers will be able to accomplish this by using GM Energy’s available Ultium Home offerings, as well as the GM Energy Cloud software platform.

This new feature is set to roll out starting with the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV RST, followed by the 2024 GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1, 2024 Chevy Blazer EV, 2024 Chevy Equinox EV, 2024 Cadillac Lyriq, and the upcoming Cadillac Escalade IQ, with the full Ultium-powered lineup expected to follow suit by 2026.

“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.”

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Bob

    How will V2H impact your battery degradation?

  2. David Null

    Not a chance that I would consider buying a vehicle that didn’t offer CarPlay.

  3. MattR

    I wish my Mach-E had V2L or V2G. No EV I order in the future will ever come without it.

    For those asking about effects on the battery, I live in the mountains. I have power outages that are more than a day 3-4 times a year. I typically charge once or maybe twice a week, so 75 times a year, not counting road trips. Let’s say that adds another 25 for 100 cycles a year. Batteries are good for several thousand cycles, at least. So adding 5-10 charge cycles to back up my home will have no practical effect on battery lifetime.


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