Nissan is first Japanese carmaker to plug in to NACS ports; Ariya EV to access Tesla Superchargers
Sanjay · Jul 20, 2023 09:59 AM
Nissan in the United States has become the first Japanese carmaker to plug in to the North American Charging Standard (NACS), opening access to its customers to the wide-spanning, fast-charging Tesla Supercharger network.
The agreement with Tesla sees that from 2024, NACS charging adapters will be fitted to the Ariya EV, while the ports will be installed in Nissan EVs for the United States and Canadian markets beginning 2025. The end goal however is the same; these allow for Nissan customers to charge their cars at the thousands of Tesla Superchargers in the region, in addition to other charging facilities.
Nissan is targeting for more than 40% of its US vehicle sales to be fully electric by 2030 (Ambition 2030), including two more all-new BEVs that will be introduced in late 2025.
Earlier this month, Volvo and Mercedes-Benz both announced that their models will also be adopting the NACS charging adapter, joining Ford, General Motors, and Rivian.
In June, SAE International, the automotive standards organisation, has made an announcement regarding the standardisation of the NACS connector (SAE J3400). This move aims to enable any supplier or manufacturer to utilise, produce, or implement the connector on electric vehicles and charging stations throughout North America.
However, note that NACS is only applicable for Tesla models (or the brands now on board) sold in the US and Canada. Tesla models sold in the Europe and Asia Pacific (except China) use the standardised CCS2 port, the same socket format used by all other European EVs.
In other news, Tesla will be making its official Malaysian debut later today, and apart from introducing the Model Y, the company has also confirmed Superchargers will be available in various parts of the country. Check back WapCar.my for more as we have it.
With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.