General Motors and Tesla Motors are collaborating on a deal similar to the one announced last month by Ford Motor.
GM customers will have access to 12,000 Tesla Superchargers beginning in early 2024. Like Ford, GM also will begin to integrate the North American Charging Standard (NACS) used by Tesla in new EVs starting in 2025.
The agreement complements GM’s ongoing investments in charging, reinforcing the company’s focus on expanding charging access across home, workplace, and public spaces, according to the automaker.
It builds on the more than 134,000 chargers available to GM EV drivers today through the company’s Ultium Charge 360 initiative and mobile apps.
“Our vision of the all-electric future means producing millions of world-class EVs across categories and price points, while creating an ecosystem that will accelerate mass EV adoption,” said GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra in a release.
The collaboration is a key part of GM’s strategy and an important next step in quickly expanding access to fast chargers for customers, she says.
“Not only will it help make the transition to electric vehicles more seamless for our customers, but it could help move the industry toward a single North American charging standard,” Barra says.
The Tesla Supercharger Network will be open to GM EV drivers starting in 2024 and will initially require the use of an adapter. Beginning in 2025, the first GM EVs will be built with a NACS inlet for direct access to Tesla Superchargers without an adapter. In the future, GM will make adapters available for drivers of NACS-enabled vehicles to allow charging on CCS-capable fast charge stations.
Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy, says 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,” she says in a release.
GM continues to work with others in the industry to accelerate the installation of home, work and public charging as part of its Ultium Charge 360 initiative.
This includes collaborations with Pilot Company and EVgo that will add more than 5,000 DC fast chargers to the nearly 13,000 existing DC fast chargers in North America, as well as the deployment of community chargers throughout the U.S. and Canada.