G.M. Switching To Tesla Charging Standard For EVs

DETROIT – General Motors announced today that it will switch to Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector design for its electric vehicles, beginning with the 2025 model year.

Access to Tesla’s 12,000 Superchargers in North America will begin in early 2024. Owners of existing EVs made by G.M. will be able to use the chargers with the use of an adapter.

It’s the second time in two weeks that a major automaker has made the switch. Ford announced a shift to the Tesla standard on May 26.

“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.

“This collaboration is a key part of our strategy and an important next step in quickly expanding access to fast chargers for our customers. 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.”

In the future, GM will make adapters available of NACS-enabled vehicles to allow charging on CCS-capable fast charge stations.

“Our mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Giving every EV owner access to ubiquitous and reliable charging is a cornerstone of that mission,” added Rebecca Tunucci, Tesla’s Senior Director of Charing Infrastructure.

“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.”

(Photos courtesy of Tesla)

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