Rivian’s Electric Expansion: Tesla Supercharger Access Brings New Opportunities

Rivian’s Electric: We evaluated Rivian’s electric new adaptor, which will be given away free of charge to owners of current Rivians next month, using our long-term R1T.

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  • Starting today, Rivian vehicles will have access to the Tesla Supercharger network.
  • Next month, free adapters for the Tesla NACS charger will be shipped by Rivian to owners of the R1S SUV and R1T truck.
  • Beginning in 2025, new Rivians will come equipped with a NACS port straight out of the factory.

The car industry has virtually come to terms with the fact that Tesla’s patented NACS charging outlet—and thus, its vast Supercharger network—is the best answer to the problem of public charging during the past year. Drivers of Rivian’s electric vehicles may now access more than 15,000 Superchargers in North America, and a complimentary adaptor is coming.

Rivian’s electric revealed plans to switch to the Tesla-style connector, along with almost every other automaker, and to produce an adaptor for owners of current Rivians that use the CCS port. According to the firm, owners will start getting their free NACS adapter in a month. Only 250 kilowatt V3 chargers are compatible with the adaptor. According to Rivian, Tesla found that vehicles using these adapters cannot be charged using V2 chargers, which have a 150 kW power output.

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Additionally, the Rivian navigation system now displays compatible Superchargers, along with information on charging availability and speed. With the automatic billing “plug and charge” option, all you have to do is pull up the charger, plug it in, and the charge will be applied to the payment method you have linked to your account on the Rivian app. This removes the need to download a different app and make a second account.

We were able to try out the charging process in our long-term Rivian R1T at our neighborhood Supercharger network by obtaining access to a NACS adaptor. On the 15.6-inch touchscreen’s navigation panel, we first chose the Supercharger. All we had to do was park, plug in, and relax when we got there. Owners of Rivian vehicles should take note: simply disable “adapter required” in the “Hide” option if Superchargers aren’t showing up on your vehicle’s map.

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Sometime in 2025, brand-new R1S SUVs and R1T trucks equipped with the NACS charge port will roll off the assembly line. However, until then, owners of existing Rivians will have no trouble utilizing the free adapters to connect to the Tesla Supercharger network, which will expand the number of available charging stations.

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