General Motor’s EVs to gain access to Tesla’s vast charging network

Electric cars made by General Motors will be able to use much of Tesla’s extensive charging network starting early next year under an agreement announced by the two companies.

In addition, GM will adopt the Tesla Connector, the plug that connects the electric vehicle to the charging station.

General Motors is joining Ford in converting its electric cars to work with about 12,000 of Tesla’s roughly 17,000 chargers, and both Detroit automakers are pushing to make the Tesla Connector the industry standard. Barra and Musk made the announcement during a conversation via Twitter Spaces.

Their discussion comes two weeks after Ford CEO Jim Farley joined Musk to announce that Ford’s electric cars will have access to much of Tesla’s EV charging network, the largest in the country.

Farley also said Ford would switch to Tesla’s charging grid connector instead of another connector used by the rest of the industry.

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First published: June 09, 2023 | 7:42 a.m ist