These EVs will soon be able to use Tesla’s Supercharger network, and other charging networks will follow suit.
People who drive diesel or gas-powered vehicles can fill their tanks at almost any fuel pump without hesitation. For EV drivers, it’s not that simple. This is due to the fact that electric vehicles currently have a variety of charge ports, ranging from the unusual CHAdeMO to the more common Combined Charging System (CCS) and Tesla’s proprietary North American Charging Standard (NACS).
Tesla’s NACS charge port and extensive network of Superchargers are widely regarded as the gold standard, and it appears that other automakers are ready to adopt Tesla’s system. Ford was the first to agree to collaborate with Tesla and adopt the NACS plug in May 2023; after that, the dominoes began to fall, with several other automakers recently announcing agreements with Tesla. SAE International, an engineering organization, has also announced that it will standardize the NACS connector.
With other automakers—and charging networks—expected to adopt Tesla’s plug, we’ve compiled a list of those who have expressed interest in joining. This list will be updated as new agreements are confirmed or new potential deals come to our attention.
Automakers That Have Agreed to Adopt Tesla’s Charging Plug
Ford EV owners will have access to the Tesla Supercharger network beginning in the spring of 2024. The Ford F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E currently have a CCS-type charge port, but with an adapter, they can connect to Tesla’s fast-chargers. Ford says its new EVs will have a standard NACS plug by 2025.
General Motors was the second automaker to agree to use Tesla’s charge port. Starting in 2024, GM EV owners will be able to use Tesla’s Superchargers thanks to an adapter that allows their CCS ports to communicate with NACS. Beginning in 2025, GM will make NACS standard on all of its EVs. The company also stated that it will provide adapters to allow NACS-equipped models to connect to CCS chargers.