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One of the most important features for me would be the availability of bidirectional charging for power backup in an emergency or for off-road use. This would be a "I'll take it at any price" feature.

Any developments in this area?
 

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One of the most important features for me would be the availability of bidirectional charging for power backup in an emergency or for off-road use. This would be a "I'll take it at any price" feature.

Any developments in this area?
I will be surprised if GM adds this feature, although it would be cool if they did. My current GMC pickup has AC outlets inside, and in the bed, so maybe something like what Hyundai is doing with 2.5 kW of AC power is a maybe, but GM has not talked about it yet. @Aloppen , Can you fill us in on this?
 

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One of the most important features for me would be the availability of bidirectional charging for power backup in an emergency or for off-road use. This would be a "I'll take it at any price" feature.

Any developments in this area?
I read an article about the the New F150 that was really cool. The author did not have his house wired correctly to accept the larger cord, but he did a test and powered the fridge and several other power sucking appliances including an iron all at the same time pulling the power from the invertor on the F150 and he said that it even had shut down the engine at times, and was only pulling from the batteries. I also read something about them using them in Texas recently during their power outage fiasco... It would be cool, but with EV only when the batteries were dead, then you would be out of power and no way to leave either. The F150 upgrade was (I think) less than a whole house generator, and it would always be available and in working order... Especially for infrequent use where the backup ones would require maintenance, or sit idle most of the time... (but do not use in an enclosed space such as a garage because of carbon monoxide poisoning)
 

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I read an article about the the New F150 that was really cool. The author did not have his house wired correctly to accept the larger cord, but he did a test and powered the fridge and several other power sucking appliances including an iron all at the same time pulling the power from the invertor on the F150 and he said that it even had shut down the engine at times, and was only pulling from the batteries. I also read something about them using them in Texas recently during their power outage fiasco... It would be cool, but with EV only when the batteries were dead, then you would be out of power and no way to leave either. The F150 upgrade was (I think) less than a whole house generator, and it would always be available and in working order... Especially for infrequent use where the backup ones would require maintenance, or sit idle most of the time... (but do not use in an enclosed space such as a garage because of carbon monoxide poisoning)
True, that's a great setup for the F150. We have two EVs with a total of about 180 Kwh, that would be enough to power the whole house for about 5 days so it would be fine for us.
 

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I read an article about the the New F150 that was really cool. The author did not have his house wired correctly to accept the larger cord, but he did a test and powered the fridge and several other power sucking appliances including an iron all at the same time pulling the power from the invertor on the F150 and he said that it even had shut down the engine at times, and was only pulling from the batteries. I also read something about them using them in Texas recently during their power outage fiasco... It would be cool, but with EV only when the batteries were dead, then you would be out of power and no way to leave either. The F150 upgrade was (I think) less than a whole house generator, and it would always be available and in working order... Especially for infrequent use where the backup ones would require maintenance, or sit idle most of the time... (but do not use in an enclosed space such as a garage because of carbon monoxide poisoning)
That is a really cool feature on the F150, On TFL (The Fast Lane Truck) you can see them charge a Tesla model Y at 7.2 kW off the F150, awesome... GM could technically give the HummerEV this feature, and / or the refreshed pickups coming at the end of this year, but will they? Sometimes GM amazes, sometimes they disappoint, which will it be?

 

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That is a really cool feature on the F150, On TFL (The Fast Lane Truck) you can see them charge a Tesla model Y at 7.2 kW off the F150, awesome... GM could technically give the HummerEV this feature, and / or the refreshed pickups coming at the end of this year, but will they? Sometimes GM amazes, sometimes they disappoint, which will it be?

I agree... I went by to look at a newly redesigned Silverado 1500 (a year or so ago) when they had just come out and I was really let down with the design of the dash and infotainment screen. I had been in a friend's Ram with the BIG screen and I was just disappointed with the Silverado.... And it had a sticker of almost $80,000 (it did have one of the aftermarket conversions with a lift and what not), but it didn't even have leather seats.... As the price of "loaded pick up trucks" keeps going up it does not make me feel as bad about the price of the new Hummer EV's pricing...
 

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I agree... I went by to look at a newly redesigned Silverado 1500 (a year or so ago) when they had just come out and I was really let down with the design of the dash and infotainment screen. I had been in a friend's Ram with the BIG screen and I was just disappointed with the Silverado.... And it had a sticker of almost $80,000 (it did have one of the aftermarket conversions with a lift and what not), but it didn't even have leather seats.... As the price of "loaded pick up trucks" keeps going up it does not make me feel as bad about the price of the new Hummer EV's pricing...
The updated 2022 Silverado has a new front and rear look, all new interior with bigger, and faster screens, SuperCruise (on the very high end models) new vehicle electrical architecture. There are quite a few prototypes running around, so I think production is close, we should see it this summer. I hope GM does a Raptor/ TRX competitor, they have most of the parts in the parts bin to do it. GM is sending all the right messages on EV's, but they need to do better attracting young buyers on the core brands.

Yes, My 2020 Sierra has a disappointing interior, and no adaptive cruise control, but the truck overall is great, and the Duramax - 10 speed is amazing. I am looking forward to my Hummer EV, just hope GM does not disappoint on the specs or schedule. My expectation is they won't, but you never know. I wish big AL was sharing more progress updates with us...
 
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