GM EV Owners Waiting for Tesla Supercharger Access Due To Adapter Delays

General Motors (GM) announced earlier this year that its electric vehicle (EV) customers would gain access to the Tesla Supercharger network by Spring 2024. However, with summer now officially underway, GM’s EV owners are still waiting for this promise to materialize, and a delay related to the adapters might be to blame.

In June 2023, GM announced its EV owners would soon be able to use Tesla’s Supercharger network, following in the footsteps of Ford, which made the same announcement just a few weeks earlier. At the time this access was expected to start in early 2024, with further clarification in February specifying a Spring launch.

However, as of now, GM EV owners are still unable to access the Supercharger network. GM’s Director of Strategic Technology Communications, Sanaz Marbley, issued a statement to GM Authority, but without providing a clear timeline for when access might happen.

“The Supercharger network is not yet open to GM customers. We are working as quickly as possible to open up access to the Supercharger Network for our customers, and delivering a seamless charging experience is our priority.”

This delay could be attributed to several factors, including the availability of North American Charging Standard (NACS) adapters, which have been on sale since April but have yet to be shipped to any customers.

Currently, GM’s EVs are equipped with Combined Charging System (CCS) ports. To utilize the Tesla Superchargers, GM vehicles require adapters. This adaptation process is part of GM’s broader strategy, which includes adopting the NACS standard for future models starting around 2025.

Until then, all of GMs existing EV models like the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Chevy Silverado EV, and Cadillac Lyriq will need these adapters to connect to Tesla’s Supercharger network.

Ford has already begun providing its customers with access to the Tesla Supercharger network. Ford customers in Canada and the US have been using Superchargers since February 2024.

Rivian owners have also been enjoying Supercharger access since March.

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