GM CEO Mary Barra joined Elon Musk on a Twitter Spaces stream this evening, and the duo announced that starting in 2025, GM will adopt Tesla's charge port (called "NACS") on future GM vehicles. As part of this change, all GM vehicles will have access to Tesla's charging network. During the call, it was mentioned that an adapter will be made available allowing existing GM vehicles to access the network as well. Pricing and availability of the adapter is not yet clear.
"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
GM customers will be able to access the 12,000 Tesla Superchargers in the U.S. and Canada starting early next year.
In 2025, GM will introduce next-gen vehicles that come with the Tesla NACS connector built-in, eliminating the need for an adapter. They will however need an adapter to use CCS stations.
This news follows Ford making the same move to Tesla's NACS chargers just over a week ago, and represents a major shift in the industry away from the SAE CCS standard and toward Tesla's NACS plug.
Just like Ford making the same move, this is a big deal. Tesla's excellent Supercharger network is one of the key competitive advantages Tesla holds over other manufacturers, and GM's compatibility is likely to delight customers who appreciate the convenience and reliability that Tesla's network is known for.