Volvo Is Latest Automaker to Agree to Adopt Tesla’s Charge Port


  • Volvo has agreed to undertake Tesla’s proprietary charing port, which is able to present entry to the U.S. firm’s intensive Supercharger community of fast-chargers.
  • Known as the North American Charging Customary, Volvo’s electrical fashions may have a NACS port beginning in 2025; an adapter for earlier fashions is coming subsequent yr.
  • Volvo is the newest—and first overseas automaker—to announce switching to the NACS port, with Ford, GM, and Rivian already making the transfer.

A seismic shift in how electrical autos are charged is gaining momentum after increasingly automakers are agreeing to undertake Tesla’s proprietary charging port generally known as the North American Charging Customary—or NACS, for brief. Volvo turns into the newest automaker to make the shift, as at the moment it introduced an settlement with Tesla to make use of the U.S. firm’s charging construction.

Switching In 2025

Volvo says that beginning in 2025 all of its electrical autos can be outfitted with a NACS port. It will permit them to cost at Tesla’s far-reaching Supercharger community in Canada, Mexico, and the USA. The charging community is at the moment mentioned to encompass 12,000-plus fast-chargers and is anticipated to proceed to continue to grow.

“One main inhibitor to extra individuals making the shift to electrical driving, a key step in making transportation extra sustainable, is entry to simple and handy charging infrastructure,” Volvo CEO Jim Rowan mentioned in a press launch.

Adapters Coming

What does this imply for the house owners of Volvo fashions constructed earlier than the NACS adoption? The corporate says its present lineup of EVs, which incorporates the XC40 Recharge, the C40 Recharge, the just lately revealed EX30, and the brand new three-row EX90 SUV which might be are at the moment outfitted with CCS-type cost ports, will be capable of use an adapter to hook up with Tesla’s chargers.

Volvo says the CCS-to-NACS adapter can be made accessible within the first half of subsequent yr, however what stays to be seen is how a lot it should value, if something. Additionally value noting is that the automaker plans to supply a NACS-to-CCS adapter for future 2025 fashions for house owners who want to replenish their battery utilizing that model charger.

Whereas Volvo is the primary overseas model to comply with undertake Tesla’s charging port, a number of U.S. automakers have already signed on. It was Ford who acquired the ball rolling, adopted by GM signing on, after which most just lately Rivian agreeing to a cope with Tesla. There’s additionally chatter that Hyundai and Stellantis might be subsequent in line to implement NACS.


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