Volvo EVs will adopt Tesla charge port, get Supercharger access


    Volvo is the primary overseas automaker to announce the adoption of Tesla’s NACS EV charging customary. 

    With a Tuesday affirmation, Volvo says that future Volvo fashions, beginning in 2025, will get the NACS connector for North America. 

    Volvo seems to point that the upcoming $35,000 EX30 EV and U.S.-made EX90, that are each as a consequence of arrive for first U.S. deliveries earlier than 2025, will nonetheless have the CCS interface. It says these fashions—in addition to the XC40 and C40 Recharge already provided, will be capable of be charged on the Tesla Supercharger community with an adapter that shall be accessible within the first half of 2024. At the moment, the Supercharger community can even be included within the Volvo Automobiles app.

    Volvo EX30 charging

    The sheer variety of further charging choices is after all the benefit this announcement brings to homeowners. Volvo drivers could have entry to 12,000 Tesla Superchargers within the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, the corporate says. Though it bears emphasis that within the U.S. whereas there are extra Tesla connectors, there are extra CCS places. 

    Inexperienced Automotive Reviews has reached out to Volvo to make clear how this may have an effect on its plug-in hybrid fashions, which have been a major and vital portion of the lineup, topping 20% of U.S. gross sales for the previous couple years within the transition towards 

    Volvo doesn’t at present have any fashions that cost at 800 volts—a possible difficulty for some automakers like GM as Tesla’s present Supercharger V3 customary doesn’t enable that. V4 of the interface, which is simply beginning to arrive, will. 

    Tesla Supercharger

    Tesla Supercharger

    Volvo follows Ford, GM, and Rivian—all U.S.-based automakers—in adopting the usual, in a shift that has acted as a wake-up name for the charging business, which has, as an entire, did not act shortly sufficient amid widespread technical points and downtime. Volvo plugged into CCS in 2016 and was the final main European automaker that sells autos in North America to leap on the CCS bandwagon.


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