The full list of carmakers who've said their EVs will be able to use Tesla's Superchargers — and how to do it

The full list of carmakers who've said their EVs will be able to use Tesla's Superchargers — and how to do it
  • Tesla's charging technology and Supercharger network have long been seen as a huge advantage.

  • Now, more automakers are switching to the North American Charging Standard.

  • Here's what non-Tesla drivers need to know about charging at a Tesla station.

A lot has hit the news cycle in recent months with regard to electric car drivers and where they can and can't plug in. The key factor in all of that? Whether automakers switched to Tesla's charging standard.

More car companies are shifting to Tesla's charging tech in the hopes of boosting their customers' confidence in going electric.

Here's what it boils down to:

If you currently drive a Tesla, you can keep charging at Tesla charging locations, which use the company's North American Charging Standard (NACS), which has long served it well. The chargers are thinner, more lightweight and easier to wrangle than other brands.


If you currently drive a non-Tesla EV, you have to charge at a non-Tesla charging station like that of Electrify America or EVgo — which use the Combined Charging System (CCS) — unless you stumble upon a Tesla charger already equipped with a Magic Dock adapter. For years, CCS dominated EVs from everyone but Tesla.

Starting in 2024, if you drive a non-Tesla EV (from the automakers that have announced they'll make the switch), you'll be able to charge at 12,000 Supercharger locations with an adapter. That's not all Superchargers — some (the original and V2 chargers) are not compatible with CCS, but the V3 chargers are. But by 2025, EVs from several automakers won't even need an adaptor. Non-Tesla stations will increasingly incorporate NACS in addition to CCS.

Here's how to charge up, depending on which EV you have:


2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E.Tim Levin/Insider

Ford was the earliest traditional automaker to team up with Tesla for its charging tech.

Current Ford EV owners — those driving a Ford electric vehicle already fitted with a CCS port — will be able to use a Tesla-developed adapter to access Tesla Superchargers starting in the spring. That means that, if you own a Mustang Mach-E or Ford F-150 Lightning, you will need the adapter in order to use a Tesla station come 2024.

But Ford will equip its future EVs with the NACS port starting in 2025 — eliminating the need for any adapter. Owners of new Ford EVs will be able to pull into a Supercharger station and juice up, no problem.

General Motors

Cadillac Lyriq
Cadillac Lyriq.Cadillac

GM will also allow its EV drivers to plug into Tesla stations.

Much like Ford, GM EV drivers can start to use the Tesla charging network even before the automaker equips its cars with NACS.

Starting next year, whether you're driving a GMC Hummer, Cadillac Lyriq, or other GM electric car, you can use a Tesla charger, so long as you have an adapter.

GM will build its EVs with the NACS port starting in 2025. From that point on, GM EV drivers won't need an adapter to charge at a Tesla location.


Rivian R1T.
Rivian R1T.Andi Hedrick/Rivian

As for Rivian drivers, an adapter will also be available, in the spring.

Then, Rivian will build its R1T vehicles and upcoming R1S platform with the NACS port as standard beginning in 2025.



The Volvo EX90 electric SUV.
The Volvo EX90.Volvo

Current drivers of Volvo EVs can start to use an adapter to use Tesla chargers sometime mid-next year.

Those who buy an electric Volvo starting in 2025 can expect the cars will be made with the NACS port from then onward.


The 2025 Polestar 4 electric SUV.
The 2025 Polestar 4.Polestar

The same rules apply for owners of Polestar EVs.

You can start using the chargers in 2024 with an adapter, and expect the full experience a year later with a model year 2025 Polestar.


The Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV.Mercedes-Benz

The German automaker just announced it will adopt Tesla's NACS.

Mercedes-Benz EV drivers will have access to the Tesla network via an adapter beginning next year.

Mercedes will implement the NACS port into its vehicles built starting in 2025.


The 2023 Nissan Ariya.
The 2023 Nissan Ariya.Nissan

Nissan is the first of the Japanese automakers to adopt Tesla's NACS.

Starting next year 2024, Nissan models that currently have CCS will get access to adapters that allow those vehicles to connect to NACS plugs.

Nissan said in a release that it will build its EVs for the US and Canadian markets with a NACS port beginning in 2025.


The Fisker Ocean electric SUV.
The Fisker Ocean.Fisker

Fisker is following suit and announced in August it will adopt NACS.

Starting in the first quarter of 2025, Fisker customers can use adapters to access Supercharging.

The EV startup said it "will later update" its vehicles to include the NACS inlet. Fisker said it will also continue to include a CCS adapter so customers can still charge at sites with that standard, too.

Honda and Acura

Honda Prologue
The 2024 Honda Prologue.Honda Motor Company

Honda announced early September it, too, would adopt Tesla's NACS.

The automaker will launch a new EV in North America, equipped with the port, in 2025.

EVs launching before then with the traditional CCS port will have NACS compatibility with an adapter.

The same should apply to Honda's luxury brand, Acura.

Some automakers have not yet announced that they will make their EVs compatible with Tesla chargers. For example, Lucid is not planning on making the switch right away.

A silver Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance electric car in a driveway, with trees and blue sky in the background.
The Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance.Tim Levin/Insider

Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson recently said he's not yet convinced about the industry-wide switch to the Tesla NACS tech, but it's likely the startup will eventually follow suit. That means Lucid drivers have to charge at a location where CCS is readily available.


Jeep officially unveiled its first electric SUV, the Jeep Avenger, at the Paris Motor Show.
Jeep officially unveiled its first electric SUV, the Jeep Avenger, at the Paris Motor Show.Stellantis

The Jeep-maker told Reuters in a recent statement it would evaluate a potential switch to NACS.


The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5.
The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5.Hyundai

Hyundai said it is also considering it.

It gets tricky when you look at other charging stations

Large Electrify America Chargers 258
Electrify America.Electrify America

Currently, non-Tesla EV drivers can plug in at an Electrify America or EVgo charger given both the vehicles and the stations are equipped to handle CCS-enabled charging.

Several charging companies are now planning to convert their equipment to NACS. (You can keep an eye on which companies that is with this helpful tracker from consultancy EVAdoption.)

That means that for drivers of non-Tesla EVs, built with the NACS port in the future (for many of them, starting in 2025), these non-Tesla stations will also be able to accommodate them.

There's a lot to keep track of in the world of EV charging. But given how important charging is to an EV owner's experience, the space is bound to get more exciting in the coming years.

Are you a non-Tesla EV owner? Are you planning to use the adapter to be able to charge at Tesla stations starting next year? Do you wish you waited to buy your EV until after it was built with the NACS port? Do you have a tip or opinion to share? Contact this reporter at

Correction: July 10, 2023 — An earlier version of this story misstated which Tesla chargers that cars from other automakers can use with an adaptor. They cannot use all Superchrgers, only those that are V3, not V2 or original. 


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