Owners of electric vehicles (EVs) made by General Motors (GM) will soon gain access to an array of Tesla Superchargers across the United States.
The American carmaker, which owns Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and more automotive brands, says that its EVs will be able to recharge at more than 12,000 Tesla fast-chargers from 2024 with an adaptor.
In 2025, GM EVs will be equipped with the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector design, allowing direct access to Tesla Superchargers without an adaptor.
GM will integrate the Tesla Supercharger Network into its vehicle and mobile apps, allowing drivers to locate, pay for and commence charging at the fast-chargers.
GM also plans to make another adaptor so that NACS-equipped vehicles can charge at CCS fast-charging stations.
The announcement means GM will bolster its existing network of more than 134,000 chargers, including 13,000 DC fast-chargers in North America.
“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.”
At the end of May, rival brand Ford also announced a similar deal with Tesla so that its vehicles can use the Superchargers, adding to the BlueOval brand’s existing 10,000 plus fast-charger network.
Charging stations in New Zealand are equipped with CCS ports which can be used by all EVs, including Teslas with an adaptor. However, only Tesla’s have access to the 12 Superchargers dotted around the country.