Tesla will open its electric-vehicle fast-charger network to General Motors vehicles, and GM plans to use Tesla’s charge port on its EVs starting with 2025 models, following Ford in moving the industry toward Tesla’s equipment as the U.S. charging standard.
GM vehicle owners will have access to 12,000 of Tesla fast chargers starting next year.
Telsa has the largest high-speed charger network in the country. The Biden administration announced in February that the U.S. EV market leader would open part of the network to non-Telsa vehicles.
Until GM and Ford start delivering EVs with the Tesla charger port, owners of their models will need to use adapters to charge at Tesla stations.
Ford will also introduce EVs with Tesla ports in its 2025 lineup. The Michigan-based automaker announced its charging agreement with Tesla in late May.
Adequate public charging access is a major consideration for prospective EV buyers, many of whom cite “range anxiety” as a key reason for sticking with gas-powered vehicles.