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Rivian Cars to offer supercharger compatibility for R1T & R1S models

What To Know

  • In a move akin to GM and Ford, Rivian Cars is set to join the league of automakers granted access to Tesla’s Supercharger network.
  • By spring of next year, Rivian plans to provide an adapter to R1T and R1S owners, enabling them to connect their electric vehicles to Supercharger stations.
  • Additionally, starting in 2025, Rivian Cars will adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) charge ports as the standard feature for R1 vehicles, including the upcoming R2 platform.
  • RJ Scaringe, the CEO of Rivian Cars, expressed in a statement, “By adopting the North American Charging Standard, our valued existing and future customers will have the opportunity to utilize Tesla’s extensive Supercharger network, while we simultaneously expand our own Rivian Adventure Network.

In a move akin to GM and Ford, Rivian Cars is set to join the league of automakers granted access to Tesla’s Supercharger network. By spring of next year, Rivian plans to provide an adapter to R1T and R1S owners, enabling them to connect their electric vehicles to Supercharger stations. 

Additionally, starting in 2025, Rivian Cars will adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) charge ports as the standard feature for R1 vehicles, including the upcoming R2 platform.

As a result of this development, Rivian Cars owners will soon have the convenience of accessing over 12,000 Tesla Superchargers spread across the United States and Canada to recharge their vehicle’s batteries. Furthermore, Rivian intends to continue expanding its Adventure Network of DC fast chargers, ensuring a broader charging infrastructure for its customers.

Rivian Cars to Join Tesla’s Supercharger Network, Expanding Charging Options for Owners

RJ Scaringe, the CEO of Rivian Cars, expressed in a statement, “By adopting the North American Charging Standard, our valued existing and future customers will have the opportunity to utilize Tesla’s extensive Supercharger network, while we simultaneously expand our own Rivian Adventure Network. We eagerly anticipate discovering innovative ways to further accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles.”

In a significant development, Tesla announced its decision to open source the North American Charging Standard (NACS) last year. This move has contributed to NACS gaining traction as a prominent charging standard for electric vehicles (EVs) in North America. With Ford, GM, and now Rivian embracing NACS, there appears to be a shift from the Combined Charging System (CCS).

Tesla advocated for NACS in November, highlighting the extensive coverage of its Supercharger network, making NACS a more widely available standard than CCS. This shift by automakers towards NACS may exert pressure on Electrify America and ChargePoint to consider its adoption within their charging infrastructure as well.

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