Rivian adopts Tesla’s EV charging normal, becoming a member of Ford and GM

By Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg

Rivian Automotive Inc. will incorporate Tesla Inc.’s electric-vehicle charging ports into future vehicles and acquire entry to its supercharger community, marking one other high-profile adopter of know-how that’s quickly changing into the business normal.

The settlement will give Rivian drivers entry to greater than 12,000 Tesla superchargers throughout the US and Canada starting subsequent yr, in response to a press release Tuesday. Rivian may also incorporate Tesla’s North American Charging Commonplace port into its current EV fashions from 2025 and a future mannequin known as R2.

Shares of Irvine, California-based Rivian climbed 4.5% at 9:36 a.m. in New York. Tesla shares had been up 1.9%.

There’s been a domino impact of EV makers and charging infrastructure firms shifting towards Tesla’s know-how in North America since Ford Motor Co. struck a take care of Elon Musk’s firm final month. That was adopted shortly by the same announcement between Basic Motors Co. and Tesla, together with strikes by firms corresponding to ChargePoint Holdings Inc., Blink Charging Co. and EVgo Inc. to supply suitable chargers.

The flurry of bulletins in only a few weeks underscores how rapidly the business is coalescing round a single normal within the home market. The supply and reliability of charging infrastructure is seen as a vital issue for broader EV adoption, and a single normal might give shoppers larger confidence as they think about a plug-in buy.

Tesla’s charging community has a status for reliability, rating highest in a current J.D. Energy survey of EV drivers.

Rivian has been constructing its personal community of chargers beneath the Mixed Charging System normal, the opposite main protocol competing with NACS. It would proceed to construct out that community, the corporate mentioned.

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