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DETROIT, October 12, 2022 ~ General Motors announced Tuesday the establishment of GM Energy, a new division that the company says will change energy in this country as we know it.
Billed as an “holistic ecosystem,” the division’s products will consist of three separate parts: GM’s already existing Ultium Charge 360, which is a developing network of integrated public charging stations, Ultium Commercial, which will provide cohesive energy management solutions for businesses and communities, and Ultium Home, which will allow EV owners to charge their vehicles, power their homes in emergencies, and sell back surplus energy to the grid.
These products cumulatively represent GM’s boldest move yet in competing with Tesla, providing the broadest range of EV services available.
October 11, 2022 ~ General Motors Head of V2X and Battery Solutions Mark Bole speaks with Guy Gordon about GM Energy‘s connected product and service offerings, designed to deliver cohesive energy management for your home, commercial business, and EV.
(CONTINUED) In a statement, GM said that they are investing $750 million in charging infrastructure, and that they are continuing their efforts to create a coast-to-coast network of public charging stations. Those who use the system will be able to track and manage their usage through app-based technology, allowing them to easily monitor and maximize their energy consumption.
Those who use the Ultium Home Energy Management System will be able to create their onw home microgrid, affording energy self-reliance and security.
Also in the GM Energy line of products are larger scale stationary energy solutions, which the company says will allow businesses and communities to manage their energy with greater power, security, and efficiency.
GM Infographic: GM Energy’s Ultium Home and Ultium Commercial ecosystem. Show truck shown. Actual production model will vary. Model year 2024 Silverado EV expected to be available fall 2023. App is preproduction and subject to change.
(CONTINUED) “The reliability of the US electrical power grid has never been more important,” said GM EV Growth Operations Vice President Travis Hester. “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.”
The GM Energy Line of products is expected to be available with the launch of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV, which goes to production in the fall of 2023.
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