Mobility Portal, Spain
Date: December 21, 2023
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Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Scout Motors will implement the NACS in future EVs

This decision set to take effect from 2025. Additionally, exploring adapter solutions is underway to allow existing vehicles, equipped with a CCS charging port, to access the Tesla Supercharger network.
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Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Scout Motors have announced their commitment to implementing the North American Charging Standard (NACS) in their upcoming electric vehicles (EVs).

This strategic decision, set to take effect from 2025, represents a significant step towards standardisation and enhanced accessibility in the EV market.

The mentioned brands plan to use the NACS charging port in their future electric vehicle models, indicating a unified approach towards charging infrastructure in North America.

“This is great news for our electric vehicle customers in the North American Region,” said Pablo Di Si, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America.

“This potentially provides them with access to more than 15,000 additional charging points as well as the current near-4,000 DC fast charging outlets operated by Electrify America. It would mean that customers of our fast-selling electric vehicles like the Volkswagen ID.4 will have access to an extensive and growing charging network,” he added.

Exploring adapter solutions is underway to allow existing vehicles, equipped with a Combined Charging System (CCS) charging port, to access the Tesla Supercharger network from 2025 onwards.

The collaboration aims to expand customer charging access to more than 15,000 Superchargers, creating a more extensive and convenient charging network.

Rebecca Tinucci, Senior Director of Charging at Tesla said: “Earlier this year, the North American Charging standard was just an idea. Today, with the VW Group’s commitment, almost every major automotive manufacturer is onboard, rallying behind a shared vision of improving charging experiences for all EV drivers.”

“This is only the beginning of our industry-wide efforts to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy,” she added.

Electrify America has already committed to providing the NACS connector at its charging stations by 2025 in North America, in addition to continued support for CCS.

This initiative not only reinforces the shared industry vision to improve charging experiences for all electric vehicle drivers but also demonstrates the collective effort of leading automakers towards a more efficient and accessible charging infrastructure.

Specific details about the integration of Tesla’s North American Charging Standard into specific models will be disclosed as the 2025 launch date approaches.

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