NA. Rivian owner demonstrates Tesla Supercharger access


Rivian owners are starting to test their Tesla Supercharger access and are discovering how easy charging can be at non-Rivian charging stations–only with Tesla.

On Monday, March 18, Rivian announced that R1 owners’ access to fast chargers has doubled. The electric vehicle (EV) startup said that R1 vehicles can now access over 15,000 Tesla superchargers.

A few Rivian R1 owners have already tested out Tesla Superchargers, and the initial reviews are good. For instance, R1S owner Jenna Ezarik tested the NACS (North American Charging Standard) DC adapter at a compatible Tesla Supercharger station.

Ezarik pointed out that not all Supercharger stations are “compatible” with non-Tesla EVs. Rivian made finding a compatible Supercharger station more accessible through the infotainment system.

“This was also super easy to use. All I did was plug in the adaptor and plug it into the Rivian, and I didn’t open any additional apps. It just worked,” she said.