GM is stepping into the all-electric vehicle segment with 30 new EV models set to launch globally by 2025, plus the full electrification of its light-duty vehicle lineup by 2035. Naturally, all those electric vehicles will need chargers to run, and now, GM has announced that it is partnering with Tesla to provide GM EV drivers with access to the Tesla Supercharger Network. GM customers will have access to 12,000 Tesla Superchargers throughout North America beginning early next year.
GM customers who access the Tesla Supercharger Network will need to use an adapter. Starting early in 2025, the first GM EVs built with an NACS (North American Charging Standard) inlet will start rolling off the line, providing direct access to the Supercharger plug without the need for an adapter. GM also says that it will make adapters available for NACS-capable vehicles that will allow them to charge on CSS-capable fast charge stations.
The Tesla Supercharger Network will be integrated into GM vehicle infotainment and mobile apps, enabling drivers to quickly locate and pay for charging at available Tesla Supercharger stations.
“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 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.”
Additionally, GM states that it will continue to invest in expanding the existing North American EV charging infrastructure, with GM EV owners already granted access to 134,000 chargers through the Ultium Charge 360 initiative.
The announcement of GM customer access to the Tesla Supercharger Network follows a similar announcement made by Ford, with the Blue Oval company recently stating that Ford EV customers will have access to the Supercharger Network starting early next year.