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The Impact of EV Charging on the Grid

July 19, 2023

Tesla owners pulling up to plug in at specific Supercharger locations in the U.S. will soon be met with an unfamiliar sight: electric vehicles (EVs) from other car companies, parked in and charging at spots previously compatible just for a Tesla.

General Motors, Rivian, and Ford have all recently announced partnerships with Tesla to use the once-exclusive Supercharger network, as well as adopting North American Charging Standard (NACS) ports on their vehicles. This is a major shift from the current industry standard of combined charging system (CCS) ports and an acknowledgment from the two major Detroit automakers that there is customer demand to have access to the Tesla Supercharger network.

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