General Motors has announced the creation of a new business unit called GM Energy, which combines the Ultium Home and Ultium Commercial, with Ultium Charge 360. GM Energy is a holistic ecosystem of energy management products that are designed to provide “customers with more seamless and integrated energy management and help improve grid resiliency.”
“The reliability of the U.S. electrical power grid has never been more important,” said Travis Hester, vice president of GM EV Growth Operations. “GM Energy has the opportunity to help deliver sustainable energy products and services that can help mitigate the effect of power outages and provide customers with resilient and cost-effective energy management.”
Ultium Home focuses on energy for your home with bi-directional charging, vehicle-to-home (V2H) and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) applications. The large batteries can be used to power a home during an outage or during peak rate times. Ultium Home will also offer stationary home batteries, like Tesla’s Powerwall. GM is also partnering with SunPower to offer a home energy system which will consist of integrated EV and battery solutions, solar panels and home energy storage. The home energy system will be available alongside the launch of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV, which is slated to begin production in fall 2023.
“GM Energy’s mission is to offer customers access to a full suite of energy products and services, including solutions beyond the vehicle, accelerating the seamless transition to an all-electric future,” said Hester. “With the expansion of our enterprise business through GM Energy and one of the most comprehensive portfolios of energy management products and services available, we will help to reduce the barriers of entry for sustainable power and further accelerate the mass adoption of EVs.”
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