GM and Tesla Partner to Expand Charging Options for Electric Vehicle Owners

Ford isn’t the only electric automaker embracing Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) for its electric vehicles (EVs). General Motors (GM) has announced that it will also adopt the NACS open-source connector standard, according to CEO Mary Barra. The announcement was made during a Twitter Spaces chat with Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday. GM plans to implement the NACS in all its EVs by 2025.

As part of this collaboration, GM EV owners will gain access to Tesla’s extensive network of 12,000 Superchargers starting in 2024. Existing GM EV drivers will not be required to upgrade their vehicles to utilize Tesla’s chargers, but they will need to use an adapter to ensure compatibility. Additionally, GM intends to develop an adapter that will allow future NACS-enabled EVs to charge at its existing network of CSS-capable fast charging stations.