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Automakers Move to a Common Plug Standard to Allow Their EVs to Use Tesla Superchargers –

 General Motors (parent company of Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC) says that owners of GM EVs will be able to access 12,000 Tesla Superchargers “and growing” starting in early 2024 using an adapter. New vehicles will get built-in NACS charging ports starting in 2025.

 Honda says it is planning to launch a new EV model in North America in 2025 that will be equipped with an NACS port, and that all future Honda EVs will adopt the NACS standard. EV models launched in North America before 2025 will be equipped with a CCS port and an NACS adapter.

• Hyundai and Genesis say that all-new or refreshed Hyundai and Genesis EVs will come exclusively with an NACS port beginning in the last months of 2024 in the U.S., and in early 2025 in Canada.

• Jaguar says that it will fit all new EVs with NACS connectors starting in 2025, and will make adapters available for existing I-Pace vehicles.

• Kia says that starting in 2024, new Kia EVs will get a standard NACS connector, with CCS-to-NACS adapters available for older vehicle starting in 2025. Kia EV owners will be able to access and pay at Tesla’s Supercharger network via the Kia Connect app after a software upgrade.

Mazda says it will adopt the NACS charging ports on electric vehicles launched from 2025 onward.

 Mercedes-Benz says that existing EVs will be able to plug into a Supercharger using an adapter starting in 2024, while NACS ports will be installed on new cars starting in 2025. In addition, the automaker is building its own charging stations that will feature NACS and CCS plugs and be open to all types of EVs.

• Nissan says that it will adopt NACS for the Ariya and future EV models starting in 2025. For 2024, Ariya owners will get an NACS adapter. Unlike the Leaf, the current Ariya already has a CCS charging port.

 Polestar, which along with Volvo is owned by Geely, says existing vehicles will be able to use adapters to plug into Superchargers in “mid-2024,” while new Polestar vehicles sold in 2025 will have NACS ports installed by default, and will get a CCS adapter to use existing CCS charging infrastructure.

 Rivian says an adapter will allow the current R1T and R1S to plug in at Superchargers “as early as spring 2024,” while 2025 and newer vehicles will get NACS charging ports built in.

Stellantis (parent company of Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Maserati, and Ram) will adopted the NACS connector started with select models in 2025. During the transition, the automaker will make adapters available for vehicles fitted with the Combined Charging System (CCS) port.

Toyota says that Toyota and Lexus EVs will have access to Tesla Superchargers and that new Toyota and Lexus vehicles will adopt NACS starting in 2025. Owners of existing Toyota and Lexus EVs will get NACS adapters at that time as well.

Volkswagen Group of America brands—Audi, Porsche, Scout Motors, and Volkswagen—will implement the NACS standard on vehicles starting in the 2025 model year. The automaker is exploring adapter solutions to allow owners with prior model-year vehicles to also access the Superchargers.

Volvo says that drivers of XC40 and C40 Recharge vehicles and 2024 EX30 and EX90 vehicles will be able to use Tesla Superchargers using an adapter in the first half of 2024, while NACS ports will be installed by default in 2025.



This article was originally published by a www.consumerreports.org . Read the Original article here. .

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