General Motors Commits to Unified Charging, Adding Tesla Supercharger AccessJune 9, 2023
We recently reported on Ford’s impending switch to the North American Charging Standard (NACS) port for their electric vehicles, expanding access to Tesla’s Supercharger network. And now another domino falls, as General Motors has announced their plans to adopt the NACS port as well.
Same as Ford, GM’s EVs built in 2025 will be equipped with the appropriate NACS hookup, allowing customers to access over 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across North America. Furthermore, existing GM EVs will be able to plug into Tesla’s grid in 2024 via special adapters.
GM will also integrate the Tesla Supercharger Network into applicable software, including mobile and vehicle-based apps. This will allow customers to pay and initiate charging at Tesla stations.
Previously, Tesla made it public that they would open their NACS connector design to the world, allowing other manufacturers to adopt the design. This decision coincides with President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which contained details on the expansion of an American-made charging network.
“Our mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy,” said Rebecca Tinucci, Tesla’s Senior Director of Charging Infrastructure. “Giving every EV owner access to ubiquitous and reliable charging is a cornerstone of that mission. We’re excited to work with other industry leaders like General Motors to provide access to the Tesla Supercharger Network via the North American Charging Standard.”
GM’s Ultium Charge 360 initiative is still active, creating even more chargers for their customers to access.