General Motors announced on Thursday it is adopting Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) in its future electric vehicles (EVs), opening up access to more than 12,000 Superchargers in Canada and the US. The decision comes after Ford made the same announcement just a few weeks ago month, dealing what is likely the final blow to the CCS (Combined Charging System) in North America.
In a press release GM says it will begin to integrate the sleek NACS charging port on its EVs starting in 2025. Once GM adopts the NACS ports in its EVs, the automaker will also be providing an NACS to CCS adapter to those owners so they can charge at CCS fast charging stations.
Prior to that date, starting in early 2024, Tesla will open up the Supercharger network to existing Ford EV owners through a CCS to Tesla adapter. Like the Ford announcement, there was no mention of how much owners will have to pay for the adapter, if anything.
To make the experience as seamless as possible, GM will also integrate the Supercharger network and the associated information like availability and location data into its EVs and mobile app.
“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. 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,” said GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra.
Following the announcement, shares of Tesla (TSLA) have jumped nearly 5% in after-hours trading, while GM has increased more than 3%.