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GM’s electric vehicles will gain access to Tesla’s vast charging network

By 06/08/2023 5:59 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff


According to a deal the two firms announced on Thursday, much of Tesla’s enormous charging network would be accessible to electric vehicles produced by General Motors starting in the first quarter of 2024.

GM will also use the Tesla connection, which connects an electric vehicle to a charging station.

Approximately 12,000 of Tesla’s 17,000 chargers are now compatible with GM and Ford’s electric vehicles, and both Detroit manufacturers are working to establish Tesla’s connection as the industry standard.

The news was made during a Twitter Spaces chat between Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, and Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors.

Two weeks ago, Jim Farley, the CEO of Ford, and Elon Musk announced that Ford’s electric vehicles will have access to most of the nation’s largest EV charging network.

Farley said that Ford will utilize Tesla’s charging network connector rather than a separate one that the rest of the industry uses.

To connect to the Tesla stations, which have their own unique connector, owners of GM and Ford EVs will initially need an adaptor. But starting in 2025, both GM and Ford will use the North American Charging Standard connection developed by Tesla.

In the United States, Tesla has roughly 17,000 Supercharger stations.

The Department of Energy estimates that there are around 54,000 public charging stations in the United States; however, many charge far more slowly than the Tesla ones.

Barra stated, “Like Ford, we see this as an opportunity to expand access to charging,” adding that GM hopes the rest of the industry will switch to the Tesla charging connector,

which is distinct from the one used by the majority of other EVs.

According to Musk, GM and Tesla automobiles would compete on an equal footing at the charging stations.


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