After Ford, General Motors is now the newest automaker to make an agreement with Tesla, which will allow it to access its Supercharger network.
The companies shared the announcement on Thursday, just two weeks after Tesla handed the same agreement to Ford. According to GM, it will now embrace Tesla’s connector design starting in 2025. Yet, as early as 2024, GM EV customers will be able to use Tesla’s 12,000 Tesla Superchargers in North America via an adapter.
“This collaboration is a key part of our strategy and an important next step in quickly expanding access to fast chargers for our customers,” the GM CEO Mary Barra said in a statement. “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.”
Aside from Ford and GM, Tesla also announced that it would soon allow all EV brands to access its Superchargers in Canada later this year. The plan is part of the EV push of the Canadian government, which has supported the installation of over 45,000 chargers across the country in order to lure more of its citizens to switch to EVs.
These agreements are seen as a win for Tesla. Aside from additional revenue, this could help the company to better cement its name in the EV market and result in more automakers adopting Tesla’s technology and designs in the future.
In related news, Hyundai and LG confirmed a joint venture to build a new EV power plant in Bryan County, Savannah, Georgia, which is expected to deliver 30 GWh annual production capacity to support 300,000 EV production. Meanwhile, LG unveiled its new four new EV charger models, which are part of its expansion in the EV charging business. The lineup comprises two 7kW models (wall-mounted and stand-type) and two fast-charging models (100kW and 200kW).