One of the more useful advantages of having an electric vehicle in the garage is that some have the ability to share the energy stored in their battery packs to power an entire home in the event of an electrical blackout. Cadillac recently announced that this tech, known as Vehicle-To-Home (V2H) or bidirectional charging, will soon be featured in its future slew of battery electric vehicles.
Bidirectional charging will be offered on all of Cadillac’s Ultium-based EVs by 2026, starting with the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq and expanding into the recently-revealed 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ. The luxury marque indicated that it will announce availability of the technology for other EV models later on.
The nifty V2H tech will be facilitated by GM Ultium Home offerings and GM Energy Cloud, the latter of which is a software platform that enables users to manage the transfer of energy between eligible GM Energy products and their homes. When enabled, V2H will allow EV owners to transfer energy from their battery-electric vehicle to a properly outfitted home. Not only can this keep a household running during a power outage, it can also help offset energy usage across the grid during times of peak demand.
“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 of 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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