GM takes Ford's example – to use Tesla's charging network

The charging network in the US electric vehicle market is approaching an industry standard.
Photo: Rebecca Cook/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix
Photo: Rebecca Cook/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix
by MARKETWIRE, translated by kristoffer grønbæk

General Motors (GM) plans to adjust its electric cars to use Tesla’s charging stations. The decision comes after Ford has made a similar move.

The development is bound to create an industry standard in the US, writes Bloomberg News.

The statement comes from GM’s CEO, Mary Barra, who on social media Twitter – owned by Tesla CEO Elon Musk – announced that the automobile manufacturer’s electric vehicles will have access to Tesla’s 12,000 Superchargers in the relatively near future.

“This collaboration is a key part of our strategy and an important next step in quickly expanding access to fast chargers for our customers,” Barra wrote.

“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,” she added.

GM’s vehicles will have access to the chargers from 2024 through an adaptor. From 2025, cars will be built specifically to use Tesla’s Superchargers.

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