These are the electric vehicles that can be charged in Tesla superchargers starting in 2024

These are the electric vehicles that can be charged in Tesla superchargers starting in 2024

If you own a Ford, GM, Rivian or Volvo electric vehicle, charging in the US will soon be a lot easier.

Tesla Supercharger (Credit: Tesla)

A major shift in the electric vehicle industry is making charging ports a key factor when choosing which electric vehicle to buy or getting the most out of one you already own.

Last month, four major EV brands said they would switch to Tesla’s charging port: Ford, General Motors, Rivian and Volvo(Opens in a new window). Starting in 2024, drivers will have access to 12,000 Tesla Superchargers via adapter. Each brand will display available Tesla chargers on their mobile apps and through vehicle navigation systems.

In 2025, it gets even more serious, as these brands will build Tesla-endorsed North American Charging Standard (NACS) ports right into their vehicles. At that time, charging at a Combined Charging System (CCS) station will require an adapter. This is how we got here and what it means for current and future EV drivers.

NACS vs. CCS: Battle of the Cargo Ports

For the past few years, there has been a clear divide between the plug type on Tesla and non-Tesla: Tesla’s have a custom plug, the NACS, and non-Tesla’s have the CCS port. It’s similar to the mobile phone industry, with Lightning ports on iPhones and USB-C on other brands.

CCS and NACS work the same way. Both plug into an external port on the vehicle similar to refueling a gasoline-powered vehicle. But the NACS port is noticeably smaller and more elegant than CCS.

Diagram comparing the CCS port with the NACS.

NACS ports are smaller than CCS. (Credit: Tesla)

Tesla has been experimenting with ways to bring its technology and charging network to non-Tesla drivers for years. In Europe, it has opened many Superchargers to non-Tesla through an adapter. In the United States, efforts have been piecemeal. In October 2022, it released a Level 2 home charger that works with non-Tesla devices. But its American Supercharger network was still exclusive to Tesla drivers at the time, requiring use of Tesla’s proprietary port.

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Tesla website

Only a handful of US chargers are open to people other than Tesla. There are many more in Europe. (Credit: Tesla)

In November 2022, Tesla launched a campaign to make its port the national standard, replacing CCS. He published the manufacturing specifications, invited other automakers to adopt it, and named it NACS. Neither brand immediately jumped on the opportunity.

In February 2023, Tesla signed an agreement with the Biden Administration to open up a portion of its network to non-Tesla people, which has led to a handful of superchargers being available to non-Tesla people in the Northeast. and California. Tesla plans to open 3,500 Superchargers to the public, regardless of make or model, by 2024 as part of that deal, as well as thousands of its slower Tier 2 chargers.

The tide turned in May 2023, when Ford became the first automaker to accept Tesla’s offer to build electric vehicles with its charging port by 2025, with access to Superchargers starting in 2024. Others followed: General Motors (GM), then Rivian, and Volvo, all within a month of Ford.

Now that these brands have signed deals with Tesla, it looks like true access to Superchargers will only come to American drivers through direct deals with the manufacturers, not the federal government. The next decade will show whether CCS can take a piece of the pie, or whether NACS will completely replace it as the national standard, which is something the Society of Automotive Engineers is evaluating, Reuters reports (Opens in a new window).

38% of US public fast chargers are superchargers

Tesla Station

(Credit: Tesla)

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There are an estimated 31,255 public fast chargers in the US, according to(Opens in a new window) the US Department of Energy, from a handful of brands including ChargePoint, Blink, Electrify America, and EVgo , several of which have committed to building fast-charging stations with Tesla ports.

Those with cars from brands that have partnered with Tesla will have access to 12,000 Superchargers, or 38% of the national network. The 12,000 are the best and most powerful chargers in Tesla’s network, however they are known as V3 Superchargers(Opens in a new window).

Having access to the 38% of the national fast-charging network that was previously exclusive to Tesla drivers is a huge win for non-Tesla drivers. While 80-90% of EV charging currently takes place at home, limited public infrastructure has been a constant sticking point in achieving widespread EV adoption.

Superchargers are usually more reliable and better located

Anecdotally, many EV drivers have found Tesla superchargers to be more reliable than CCS chargers. They seem to be everywhere: in supermarkets, rest stops, malls, and more. They’re also more likely to work as expected upon arrival, Tesla says in the video below, which means fewer times drivers arrive at a station only to find charging stations not working. However, we lack data on how Tesla’s reliability compares to other charging companies.

YouTube video

Once the brands that have partnered with Tesla for Supercharger access build NACS ports directly into the vehicle in 2025, Superchargers will likely become the default charging option. CCS usage may decline, but that doesn’t mean non-Tesla charging companies will go out of business, as the major ones are also adopting NACS. The Biden administration recently extended federal funding to EV chargers that have NACS ports, rather than just CCS, and several states now require them.

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List of electric vehicles with access to supercharging

These are the EVs currently offered by Ford, General Motors, Rivian, and Volvo that will be compatible with Superchargers starting in 2024. Of course, the entire Tesla lineup will also be available. Base model and pricing shown, as of June 2023.


Tesla lineup

Tesla lineup (Credit: Tesla)

  • Tesla Model 3 (PCMag Editors’ Choice): $40,240 (before $3,750 federal tax credit), 272-mile range

  • Tesla Model Y (PCMag Editors’ Choice): $47,490 (before $7,500 federal tax credit), 279-mile range

  • Tesla Model S: $88,490, 405-mile range

  • Tesla Model X (PCMag Editors’ Choice): $98,490, 348-mile range

  • Upcoming releases: Cybertruck (release date to be determined, 2024 or 2025)


Lightning Ford F-150.

Ford F-150 Lightning (Credit: Emily Dreibelbis)

  • Mustang Mach-E (PCMag Editors’ Choice): $42,995 (before $3,750 tax credit), 250-mile range

  • F-150 Lightning (PCMag Editors’ Choice): $59,974 (before $7,500 tax credit), 240-mile range


SUV Rivian R1S

Rivian R1S (Credit: Emily Dreibelbis)

  • Rivian R1T (PCMag Editor’s Choice): $73,000 (before $3,750 tax credit), 270-mile range

  • Rivian R1S: $78,000 (before $3,750 tax credit), 260-mile range


Volvo C40 recharge

Volvo C40 recharge (Credit: Emily Dreibelbis)

  • Volvo C40 top-up: $55,300, 226-mile range

  • Volvo XC40 top-up: $53,550, 223-mile range

  • 2024 EX30: $34,950, 275-mile range (pre-order only)

  • Upcoming Launches: 2024 EX90 7-seat SUV

Chevrolet (GM)

Chevy Bolt EUV

Chevy Bolt EUV (Credit: Emily Dreibelbis)

  • Chevrolet Bolt EV: $26,500 (before $7,500 tax credit), 259-mile range

  • Chevrolet Bolt EUV: $27,800 (before $7,500 tax credit), 247-mile range

  • Upcoming Releases: 2024 Chevrolet Equinox, 2024 Chevrolet Blazer, 2024 Chevrolet Silverado


Cadillac Lyric

Cadillac Lyriq (Credit: Cadillac)

  • Cadillac Lyric: $58,590, 314-mile range (waitlist complete by 2023(Opens in a new window))

  • Upcoming Releases: 2024 Cadillac Celestiq ($300,000 starting at)


  • Hummer EV Pickup & SUV: Reservations are currently closed until further notice. (Opens in a new window)

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