People who drive diesel- or gas-powered vehicles can pull up to almost any fuel pump and fill their tanks without having to think twice. It's not that simple for EV drivers. That's because electric vehicles currently have one of several different charge ports, from the oddball CHAdeMO to the more common Combined Charging System (CCS) and Tesla's proprietary North American Charging Standard (NACS).
Tesla's NACS charge port and the company's extensive network of Superchargers are largely considered the gold standard, and it appears other automakers are ready to make Tesla's system the industry standard. In May 2023, Ford was the first to agree to team up with Tesla and adopt the NACS plug; then the dominos started falling, with several other automakers recently announcing agreements with Tesla. The engineering group SAE International also announced that it will standardize the NACS connector.
With other automakers—and charging networks—expected to adopt Tesla's plug, we've compiled a list of them as well as those we've heard are in talks to join. We'll update this list as new agreements are confirmed or if we hear of more potential deals.
Automakers That Have Agreed to Adopt Tesla's Charging Plug
BMW has an announced an agreement to adopt Tesla's NACS charge port starting in early 2025. This plan extends to BMW's subsidiaries, Mini and Rolls-Royce. Existing EVs with the CCS-type port will also be compatible with Tesla's supercharger network through an adapter. BMW says its working on integrating a way to pay for charging with an in-car app as well as providing directions to Tesla chargers through the car's navigation.
Fisker has announced an agreement to adopt Tesla's NACS charge port starting in 2025. While the startup EV automaker is largely unknown to most people, the company's reboot kicks off with the Fisker Ocean EV SUV. More electric models are set to follow in the form of the 1000-hp Rōnin, the sub-$30K Pear, and the utilitarian Alaska truck by the end of 2025
Starting in the spring of 2024, Ford EV owners will have access to the Tesla Supercharger network. Currently, the Ford F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E feature a CCS-type charge port, but an adapter will allow them to connect to Tesla's fast-chargers. Sometime in 2025, Ford says its new EVs will feature a standard NACS plug.
Genesis Motor North America announced on October 5, 2023, that it will adopt NACS as the exclusive charging port for its EVs, starting in the United States in late 2024 and in Canada in 2025. Starting in the first quarter of 2025, Genesis said, owners of Genesis EVs with the CCS port will be able to use an adapter to charge their vehicles on the Tesla Supercharger network. Genesis will also offer adapters for owners of NACS-equipped vehicles so they can charge on CCS equipment.
General Motors was the second automaker to ink a deal with Tesla to adopt its charge port. GM EV owners will gain access to Tesla's Superchargers starting in 2024 with an adapter that lets their CCS ports work with NACS. GM will begin making NACS standard on all of its EVs starting in 2025. The company also said it will offer adapters so NACS-equipped models can connect to CCS chargers.
Honda has joined the growing list of automakers that have agreed to adopt Tesla's charge port. The company announced that all of its new electric models will have the NACS plug starting in 2025. Honda also said that it will introduce an adapter for its CCS-equipped EVs so that they're compatible with Tesla's charging network.
Hyundai announced in October 2023 that it will fit new or refreshed EV models with the Tesla NACS charge port starting in the fourth quarter of 2024. Hyundai will also offer an adapter to existing EV drivers without the NACS ports, and those who buy vehicles equipped with NACS ports will get adapters that make these vehicles compatible with CCS charging stations.
Jaguar announced in September 2023 that its upcoming EVs will be compatible with the NACS starting in 2025. The company also says it will source adapters from Tesla and supply those to existing I-Pace owners so they can also charge at Superchargers.
Kia America announced on October 5, 2023, that it will start building the NACS port into new EVs sold in North America in the fourth quarter of 2024 and will make CCS-to-NACS adapters available through Kia dealers starting in early 2025. One exception is the 2015–2019 Kia Soul EV, which uses CHAdeMO charging. Owners of Kia EVs will be able to locate Tesla Supercharger stations using the Kia Connect app once a "forthcoming" software upgrade has been completed, the automaker said.
Starting in 2025, electric Lexus models will come standard with a NACS charge port, which is Telsa's proprietary plug. This means the brand's EVs will have access to the nationwide Supercharger network. Like other automakers who have made this agreement, Lexus says models with a CCS-type port will have access to an adapter that will make them compatible with NACS plugs.
Lucid announced on November 6, 2023, that current Lucid models built to use CCS will gain the option to use an adapter to charge at the Tesla Supercharger network in 2025. In addition to the adapter models, starting in 2025, new vehicles produced by Lucid will be fully integrated into the Tesla NACS system.
Becoming the first German automaker to announce plans to adopt Tesla's NACS charge port, Mercedes-Benz says its electric models will be equipped with the plug starting in 2025. The company also says it will offer an adapter for its CCS-equipped models sometime in 2024 so that customers can access Tesla's Supercharger network. Mercedes also plans to build its own charging network in North America, with the goal of offering over 2500 fast-chargers. The first of these are slated to arrive during the last few months of this year, and these chargers will also be available to non-Mercedes EVs.
As part of BMW's agreement to adopt Tesla's NACS charge port, new electric Mini models will be equipped with the plug starting in early 2025. In that same timeframe, existing Mini EVs with the CCS-type port will also be compatible with Tesla's supercharger network through an adapter in the same timeframe.
Nissan is the first Japanese automaker to announce plans to adopt Tesla's NACS charge port, which the company will do for the Canadian and U.S. markets starting in 2025. For Nissan Ariyas, which are equipped with a CCS-style port, the automaker will predictably offer an adapter sometime in 2024 to allow the SUV to connect to Tesla's Supercharger network.
Polestar and Volvo are the first foreign automakers to team up with Tesla. The Chinese-owned Swedish brands will both make the NACS port standard on all of its EVs starting in 2025. Like the other companies, an adapter to make their CCS ports compatible with Tesla's Superchargers will be offered in the first half or middle of next year. Polestar and Volvo will also offer a NACS-to-CCS adapter for those who need to connect to a non-Tesla charger.
As part of BMW's agreement to adopt Tesla's NACS charge port, new electric Rolls-Royce models will be equipped with the plug starting in early 2025. In that same timeframe, existing RR EVs with the CCS-type port will also be compatible with Tesla's supercharger network through an adapter.
Starting in 2025, Toyota has announced that its new electric models will come standard with a NACS charge port, which is Telsa's proprietary plug. This means the brand's EVs will have access to the nationwide Supercharger network. Like other automakers who have made this agreement, Toyota says models with a CCS-type port will have access to an adapter that will make them compatible with NACS plugs.
Automakers Reportedly in Talks with Tesla
Stellantis executives have confirmed that the company is considering adopting Tesla's charge port, according to a report by Reuters. However, an official deal has yet to be announced. In the U.S. market, the automakers that are part of Stellantis include Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Maserati, and Ram.
Volkswagen is said to be considering a deal with Tesla, as reported by Reuters. The automaker's decision to adopt a NACS port would likely impact other brands under its umbrella, which in the U.S. market include Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Porsche, and Lamborghini.
Charging Networks Adopting NACS
Along with the automakers who have announced agreements with Tesla, some public charging networks have also inked deals to offer the NACS connector at its stations.
ChargePoint has announced it will add the NACS-type plug to its charging stations. However, the company hasn't revealed any specific details about when that will happen, other than simply saying it will be "soon." ChargePoint also said it will continue to offer other types of chargers.
Electrify America, which is owned by the Volkswagen Group, has announced that it too will adopt Tesla's NACS connector. The charging network said it plans to offer the new plug at its stations in 2025. It will also continue to offer other types of plugs.
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