New era of EV charging commences with GM and Tesla’s collaboration for widespread charging access.
In a groundbreaking move for electric vehicle (EV) charging, General Motors (GM) and Tesla have decided to cross traditional boundaries and work together for a more unified, accessible EV charging future.
“The collaboration is a key part of our strategy and an important next step in quickly expanding access to fast chargers for our customers,” said GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra in a press release on Tuesday.
Integrating North American Charging Standard (NACS)
Beginning 2025, GM’s new EVs will adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector design. This development marks a significant step toward standardizing EV charging, and flows Fords announcement also adopting NACA, reducing the complexity faced by EV owners due to multiple charging connectors.
Access to Tesla Superchargers for GM customers
In addition to the standardization move, GM will extend charging access to its customers at Tesla’s Supercharger network. Starting 2024, GM EV drivers will be able to access over 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across North America, augmenting the charging options for GM EV owners and boosting EV adoption rates.
Seamless charging experience through GM apps
GM plans to integrate the Tesla Supercharger Network into its vehicle and mobile apps. This move will help drivers conveniently locate, pay for, and initiate charging at available Tesla Superchargers, alongside the growing Ultium Charge 360 Network.
Industry collaboration for sustainable energy
Tesla’s Senior Director of Charging Infrastructure, Rebecca Tinucci, hailed the move as a stride towards accelerating the transition to sustainable energy. By facilitating access to ubiquitous and reliable charging, this initiative draws the industry closer to a shared goal of sustainable energy adoption.
- GM to integrate NACS in EVs starting 2025.
- GM customers will access 12,000+ Tesla Superchargers from 2024.
- Tesla Supercharger access initially requires an adapter; direct access from 2025 with NACS-equipped GM EVs.
- GM’s Ultium Charge 360 initiative includes over 134,000 chargers.
- Tesla Supercharger Network will be integrated into GM’s vehicle and mobile apps.
As companies like GM and Tesla make strides in making EV charging more accessible, we move closer to an all-electric future. It’s not just about more chargers; it’s about seamless, universal access that can shift the perception of EV charging from a hassle to a routine task. With this step, we might be on the brink of that reality.