GM Energy has introduced a new line of products that turn electric vehicles into backup power sources for homes. The first model to utilize this technology is the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV First-Edition RST.

The charging system initially intends to help households power essential items such as lights during a blackout. GM Energy plans to expand these capabilities by linking home chargers with renewable energy sources, such as solar panels. This integration will enable EVs not only to derive power from these clean sources but also to store and supply it back to the household efficiently. These functionalities will be controlled through GM brands' mobile applications.

The technology will be available in all Ultium-based vehicles by 2026. The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV can supply enough power to run a whole house for up to 21 days on reduced energy usage.

Customers interested in this innovative capability can choose from various charging bundles offered by GM Energy online. Installation services are provided by Qmerit, which manages all required permits and connections with utilities.

Pricing for these groundbreaking vehicle-to-home kits starts at $5,600 for just the enablement kit and $7,299 for a bundle that includes both the charger and enablement kit before installation or taxes.

Source: GM

Евгений Ушаков
Evgenii Ushakov
15 years driving