Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) has consistently won over nearly every automaker and saw two more dominoes topple this week.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
Toyota (including Lexus) and BMW (including Mini and Rolls-Royce) both announced their plans to adopt NACS this week. Toyota will include the NACS port in some Toyota and Lexus battery electric vehicles starting in 2025, and it will offer a NACS adapter to customers with EVs that rely on combined charging systems (CCS). BMW announced nearly identical plans.
Both Toyota and BMW have pledged to adopt NACS, leaving Stellantis and Volkswagen as the only two major automakers still holding off on doing so. General Motors, Ford, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, Rivian, Polestar, Fisker and others have already announced plans to build EVs that can tap into Tesla’s vast global network of more than 50,000 Superchargers. Are.
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In June, after the other two large US automakers launched plans for NACS, Stellantis told Reuters it was still evaluating the standard.
“Our focus is to provide the customer with the best possible charging experience. Our Free2Move Charge brand will provide seamless, simple solutions at home or on the go through partnerships with charging providers,” the company said in a statement.
In July, Volkswagen also suggested it was ready to move toward Tesla’s charging standard after Electric America, its proprietary charging network, announced it would add NACS charging stations by 2025.
“We welcome access to additional charging infrastructure for our North American customers and always aim to improve the charging experience through open standards and seamless interoperability,” the company said in a statement.
With all the momentum behind NACS, it may only be a matter of time before Stellantis and Volkswagen jump on the bandwagon.