Partnership aims to accelerate electric vehicle adoption and lower carbon emissions
Rivian and Tesla are teaming up to give Rivian drivers access to Tesla’s Supercharger network across the United States and Canada. The deal, announced today, seeks to help make the switch to electric vehicles (EVs) easier for drivers and take a major step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Access to over 12,000 Tesla Superchargers in 2024
Rivian drivers will be able to take advantage of the extensive Tesla Supercharger network, which boasts over 12,000 charging points across North America. This enhanced accessibility is slated to begin as early as spring 2024, meaning Rivian drivers will have plenty of charging options on their travels.
Adoption of North American Charging Standard (NACS)
Rivian is showing commitment to the electrification of transport by adopting the North American Charging Standard (NACS) in its vehicles. Starting in 2025, the NACS charge ports will be a standard feature in all new Rivian R1 vehicles and the upcoming R2 platform.
Rivian Adventure Network’s continued expansion
In addition to access to the Tesla Supercharger network, Rivian is not slowing down on expanding its proprietary Rivian Adventure Network. These parallel efforts ensure that Rivian drivers will have diverse and plentiful charging options, regardless of their location.
Adapters for access to multiple networks
Rivian has thought of every detail, ensuring that no driver is left without a charging option. Adapters will be available for Rivian vehicles, irrespective of whether they’re built with a CCS or NACS charge port. This enables access to not only the Rivian Adventure Network and Tesla Superchargers, but also other third-party CCS networks.
Towards a greener future
By expanding charging infrastructure and adopting standardized charging ports, Rivian and Tesla are making significant strides towards a carbon-neutral future. This partnership contributes to the broader goal of electrifying transportation, a sector responsible for over a quarter of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
- Start of Supercharger access: Spring 2024
- Number of Tesla Superchargers: Over 12,000
- Adoption of NACS charge ports: Starting 2025 in R1 vehicles and upcoming R2 platform
The partnership between Rivian and Tesla represents a significant milestone in the journey towards an electric future. By expanding access to the Tesla Supercharger network and adopting the North American Charging Standard, they are not only benefiting their customers but also driving the broader mission of electrifying transportation. With Ford, GM, and Rivian all adopting the Tesla Supercharger network and NACS, the EV charging standard is clear.