General Motors has electrified the auto community this week with two jolts of news – a first look at their upcoming two-door electric coupe and an announcement about adding bidirectional charging capabilities to future EVs.
A teaser image reveals the new mystery coupe’s sleek side profile which evokes the iconic styling of the Camaro, complete with a traditional door handle design rather than hidden handles. The muscular rear wing, vibrant red brake calipers and bold side contours give this EV a powerful presence. Cryptic characters on the side likely hint at the model designation GM has up its sleeve.
While details are still sparse, this coupe is likely the long-awaited electric version of the Camaro sports car, anticipated to launch soon.
GM also shared plans to incorporate bidirectional charging into various models by 2026, starting with SUVs, trucks and sedans built on their Ultium platform. This technology allows EVs to not only receive power to charge their batteries, but also send it back to the grid or supply it to a home or device.
The new bidirectional charging capability will first debut in the 2024 GMC HUMMER EV SUV and 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV. By allowing EV batteries to provide backup power during outages or help balance the overall grid, this innovation promises to increase the functionality and value of GM’s electric vehicles.
GM has shown they have their foot on the accelerator when it comes to an electrified future. With the reveal of the Cadillac Escalade IQ EV SUV and now plans for an electric Camaro and bidirectional charging rollouts, they aim to charge ahead in the transition to EVs. We’ll be watching for more sparks as GM powers up their electric vision.