General Motors announced a new collaboration with Tesla to adopt the electric vehicle company’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) into its EVs starting in 2025, and to provide current GM EV drivers to access Tesla’s supercharging network using an adapter early next year.

According to GM CEO Mary Barra, the move will help address one of the biggest challenges for electric vehicle adoption by ensuring access to a robust charging infrastructure.

Barra said:

“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.”

According to a statement from GM, the company’s EVs will be built with a NACS outlet to access Tesla Superchargers in 2025, and current GM EVs will be access the North American network of 12,000 Superchargers in early 2024. GM said that it will also make adapters for NACS-enabled vehicles to charge on CCS fast chargers.

GM added that it will integrate the Tesla Supercharger Network into its vehicle and mobile apps, to enable drivers to locate, charge and pay at the Superchargers.

The collaboration follows an announcement by Ford last month of an agreement with Tesla to equip future EVs with NACS charge ports beginning 2025 and to provide Ford drivers with access to Superchargers using an adapter next year as well.

Rebecca Tinucci, Tesla’s Senior Director of Charging Infrastructure, said:

“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.”

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