Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Polestar, and other automotive manufacturers have recently made public their plans to adopt Tesla’s NACS (North American Charging Standard) chargers for their North American vehicle models, commencing in 2025. This will provide drivers of these vehicles with the opportunity to utilize Tesla’s extensive network of over 12,000 Supercharger stations.
Jaguar has announced in a press release that their forthcoming line of luxury electric vehicles, scheduled for release in 2025, will be equipped with the NACS connector as a standard feature. The company also announced its commitment to supplying adapters for I-PACE drivers as soon as they become accessible.
The adoption of Tesla’s NACS standard by Jaguar is in alignment with its “Reimagine” strategy, which aims to transition into a fully electric brand by the year 2025. The company has outlined its intention to introduce a total of six new electric vehicles (EVs) in the year 2024. These additions will include all-electric variants of the XE, XF, E-Pace, and F-Pace models.
Several prominent automakers, such as Fisker, Ford, GM, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Polestar, Rivian, and Volvo, have publicly declared their intentions to utilize Tesla’s Supercharger network. Volkswagen, Stellantis, and Hyundai are currently in negotiations, according to reports as both ChargePoint and Electrify America currently utilize NACS chargers .
However, the strategic decision made by Tesla to expand access to its Supercharger network to other automakers demonstrates astute business acumen. This initiative aims to facilitate and enhance the accessibility of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in North America, thereby expediting the widespread acceptance and utilization of electric vehicles.