But just because a feature comes about under threat of mandate doesn’t mean it’s bad. Bidirectional charging is objectively good, especially considering America’s rapidly crumbling electrical infrastructure. Texas may have no interested in making any changes to its power grid, but outage-inducing storms would likely be less fatal if every house had a backup battery sitting in the garage.
GM Is Adding Bidirectional Charging To Every Ultium EV
Bidirectional charging is one of the coolest features to come from the EV revolution. After all, electric cars have some of the largest batteries a consumer is likely to own — why should they be limited to only powering a couple motors and an infotainment screen? Why not let that giant mobile power brick charge your house, your vasectomy, or even your entire city?