- GM will begin to integrate the North American Charging Standard (NACS) in new EVs starting in 2025
- GM customers will be able to access 12,000 Tesla Superchargers and growing beginning in early 2024
- Builds on progress made to-date through the Ultium Charge 360 initiative to expand access for residential, work and public charging
General Motors (NYSE: GM) has announced a significant collaboration with Tesla to incorporate the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector design into its electric vehicles (EVs) starting from 2025. This partnership will not only expand charging access for GM EV drivers at over 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across North America, but it also aligns with GM’s commitment to broadening charging availability in various settings. Currently, GM offers its EV drivers access to more than 134,000 chargers through the Ultium Charge 360 initiative and mobile apps.
Mary Barra, GM’s Chair and CEO, expressed the company’s vision of an all-electric future, producing a wide range of exceptional EVs while establishing an ecosystem that accelerates EV adoption. The collaboration with Tesla plays a vital role in expanding fast-charging options for customers, simplifying the transition to electric vehicles and potentially leading to a unified North American charging standard.
Starting in 2024, GM EV drivers will gain access to the Tesla Supercharger Network by using an adapter. However, by 2025, GM’s first EVs will feature a NACS inlet, allowing direct access to Tesla Superchargers without requiring an adapter. Additionally, GM will make adapters available for NACS-enabled vehicles, enabling charging at CCS-capable fast charge stations.
GM plans to integrate the Tesla Supercharger Network into its vehicle and mobile apps, facilitating easy navigation, payment, and initiation of charging at Tesla Superchargers. This integration will complement the growing Ultium Charge 360 Network and GM’s collaborations with other charging networks, further enhancing the overall charging experience.
Rebecca Tinucci, Tesla’s Senior Director of Charging Infrastructure, emphasized their mission to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy by providing universal and reliable charging access. Collaborating with industry leaders like General Motors enables them to extend access to the Tesla Supercharger Network through the North American Charging Standard.
GM’s efforts to accelerate the installation of home, workplace, and public charging continue with the Ultium Charge 360 initiative. Collaborations with Pilot Company and EVgo will add more than 5,000 DC fast chargers to the existing network in North America. Furthermore, GM plans to deploy community chargers throughout the United States and Canada. This, combined with the collaboration with Tesla, will offer GM customers access to one of the most extensive integrated networks of high-power charging stations in North America.