Tesla has agreed to a deal allowing Honda to use Tesla’s North American Charging Standard.
Honda and Acura battery-electric vehicles will adopt this charging platform going forward.
Honda and Acura BEVs launched before 2025 will be able to harness Tesla charging through an adapter.
Following the likes of Volvo, Rivian, Volkswagen’s Electrify America, and several other manufacturers, Honda is adopting Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS).
Honda will equip its 2025 model-year EVs with this Tesla-designed charging port. Honda is also pivoting its Acura luxury brand to adopt the same hardware.
Obviously, if you’re thinking about snagging a 2024 Acura ZDX you’re probably aware that 2024 is not 2025. For 2024, Honda and Acura vehicles in the US will use the Combined Charging System (CCS) port, which has been the standard for most manufacturers, until recent announcements of widespread conversion to Tesla’s interface.
That means if you want to use a Tesla Supercharger after snagging your new ZDX, you’ll have to use the help of a charge port adapter.
This news comes on the heels of Acura finally showing off the production-ready version of its ZDX during Monterey Car Week.
It also follows Honda teaming up with BMW, Mercedes-Benz, General Motors, Kia, Hyundai, and Stellantis to jointly develop a charging network across the country.
Unsurprisingly, this new charging network will use both the CCS and NACS plugs.
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