GM Partners with Tesla to Build 1,000 Charging Points in Mexico

General Motors Mexico is partnering with Tesla to build 1,000 charging points in Mexico. The companies intend to stimulate the development of EVs in the country.

General Motors Mexico is committed to accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles among Mexican consumers. With Tesla’s support, the company is preparing an ecosystem with charging infrastructure across the country. This collaboration will provide 1,000 charging points in Mexico.

As part of the General Motors Mexico Annual Distributor Convention and celebration of 89 years of operations in the country, its President and CEO, Francisco Garza, gave a speech. He said the goal is to also achieve leadership in electric vehicle sales. The company expects charging infrastructure to be one of the main components of this. Building a charging network with Tesla also means the Texas manufacturer will be able to increase sales of its cars in the country.

General Motors already sells its electric Lyriq model from Cadillac in the country. Coming soon will be the Equinox and Chevrolet Blazer, both 100% electric, and Cadillac’s Optiq model later in the year. At the same time, Tesla has already achieved impressive success in the country. In 2023, its Model Y was the best-selling electric car in the country, and Model 3 was in 5th place. The expansion of the charging network in Mexico further encourages consumers to opt for Tesla electric vehicles.

Last year, General Motors announced it would work with Tesla in North America to form a charging infrastructure ecosystem. Starting in 2024, GM electric vehicles sold will include an NACS (North American Charging Standard) adapter to make their vehicles compatible with Tesla’s charging network. Starting in 2025, cars produced will come with a Tesla charging connector.

“We are working with our network of distributors to also bring these devices to points of sale throughout the country,” said General Motors Mexico Electric Vehicle Product Manager, Carlos de la Mora Alonso. General Motors said that the charging network in Mexico will be ready by August-September 2025.

Francisco Garza commented that GM is making investments that have not yet been fully disclosed, but are part of a $1 billion investment in technological transformation at the manufacturing plant. In addition, GM announced that it is working with the Mexican government to implement financial and non-fiscal incentives for the adoption of electric vehicles. “We’re committed to being the leader in electric vehicles, that’s our vision,” Garza said.

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