GM Delays Tesla-Compatible Chargers; Revises Silverado Pricing
General Motors (GM) announced on Monday that Tesla-compatible charging ports would not feature on its Chevrolet Silverado EV pickups until the 2025 model year.
Additionally, the automaker has abandoned the idea of offering a base version of the Silverado EV with a $39,000 USD price tag, according to Amy Masica, Director of Chevrolet Truck Marketing, at a media briefing, according to Reuters.
GM, which joined Ford Motor in June in embracing Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS), now dominating the EV charging scene in North America, clarified that its battery-powered pickups are not yet completely compatible with Tesla’s Supercharger network.
Officials stated that the first 2024 Silverado EV Work Trucks are in the rollout phase at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant, with deliveries to fleet customers expected to start in the coming weeks. The introductory model carries a price tag starting at $77,905, exclusive of shipping charges.
By the end of this year, a lower-priced Work Truck variant will hit the market, starting at $72,905. Retail customers will also get a chance to purchase the well-equipped Silverado EV RST, priced at around $105,000 USD.
Derek Sequeira, GM Energy executive, remarked at the Silverado launch that charging adaptors would only be available for the electric pickups in early 2024. The current CCS charging port in GM’s EVs is to be replaced with the NACS outlet compatible with Tesla.
GM is also mulling over the installation of NACS chargers at its dealerships once its vehicles are equipped with NACS charging ports. These new GM chargers, likely carrying the Ultium Charge 360 brand, will help bridge the charging compatibility gap for early models of Silverado EV and other GM electric vehicles.