Future EVs from GM will use the Tesla charging standard.
General Motors (GM) has announced that it will incorporate Tesla’s electric vehicle (EV) charging standard into its future EVs, signaling a collaboration between the two automakers. General Motors tweeted about the partnership, emphasizing the goal of enhancing the EV experience by providing more charging stations and reducing range anxiety.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded positively to the announcement on Twitter. The agreement follows a similar collaboration recently announced by Ford, indicating a potential trend among automakers. As part of the partnership, General Motors EV owners will gain access to Tesla’s network of over 12,000 Superchargers across the US and Canada.
GM CEO Mary Barra, during a Twitter Spaces conversation with Musk, officially confirmed the integration of Tesla’s charge port, known as the North American Charging Standard (NACS), in GM’s next-generation EVs starting in 2025. This move aligns with the US administration’s plan to install 500,000 EV chargers on US roads by 2030. As part of this initiative, Tesla has committed to opening 7,500 of its charging stations to non-Tesla vehicles by the end of 2024.