Electric trucks such as the F-150 Lightning and Silverado EV have become a popular alternative to gas- and diesel-fueled vehicles for work truck fleets.
Recent news from Ford and General Motors will make it easier to charge them while out on the job.
General Motors Adding Access to 12,000 Superchargers
General Motors and Tesla will collaborate to integrate the North American Charging Standard connector design into its EVs beginning in 2025.
Additionally, the collaboration will expand access to charging for GM EV drivers at 12,000 Tesla Superchargers, and growing, throughout North America.
This agreement complements GM's ongoing investments in charging, reinforcing the company's focus on expanding charging access across home, workplace, and public spaces and builds on the more than 134,000 chargers available to GM EV drivers today through the company's Ultium Charge 360 initiative and mobile apps.
The Tesla Supercharger Network will be open to GM EV drivers starting in 2024 and will initially require the use of an adapter.
Beginning in 2025, the first GM EVs will be built with a NACS inlet for direct access to Tesla Superchargers without an adapter. In the future, GM will make adapters available for drivers of NACS-enabled vehicles to allow charging on CCS-capable fast charge stations.
Integrating Mobile Apps
GM will also integrate the Tesla Supercharger Network into its vehicle and mobile apps, helping drivers quickly and easily locate, pay for, and initiate charging at available Tesla Superchargers.
This will complement the charging experience at the growing Ultium Charge 360 Network of charging stations, as well as additional charging stations GM makes available through existing integrations with other charging networks.
GM continues to work with others in the industry to accelerate the installation of home, work and public charging as part of its Ultium Charge 360 initiative.
This includes collaborations with Pilot Company and EVgo that will add more than 5,000 DC fast chargers to the nearly 13,000 existing DC fast chargers in North America, as well as the deployment of community chargers throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Ford EVs Access Tesla Superchargers
Ford and Tesla agreed to provide Ford electric vehicle customers access to Tesla Superchargers across the U.S. and Canada, doubling the number of fast chargers available to Ford EV customers starting Spring 2024.
A Tesla-developed adapter will provide Ford F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E, and E-Transit vehicles fitted with the Combined Charging System (CCS) port access to Tesla’s V3 Superchargers.
Ford will equip future EVs with the NACS charge port, removing the need for an adapter for direct access to Tesla Superchargers, starting in 2025.
Ford’s BlueOval Charge Network has over 84,000 chargers, including access to over 10,000 public DC fast chargers.
Adding more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers creates an even larger fast-charge network across the U.S. and Canada, designed to significantly reduce charge anxiety for Ford customers, with automatic routing to the nearest charger and seamless billing via FordPass.
Additionally, Ford dealers are adding roughly 1,800 public-facing fast chargers and locations to the BlueOval Charge Network by early 2024.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Ford CEO Jim Farley shared their conversation of the agreement on Twitter.
Editor's Note: This was originall published May 2023 and edited with updated information.