Volvo Cars has become the latest EV maker to embrace Tesla’s NACS charging system.
Volvo “anticipates” that its EV drivers will have access to Tesla’s network of 12,000 North American Superchargers, using an adapter, beginning in the first half of 2024.
Future Volvo EVs sold in North America, starting from 2025, will be equipped with Tesla’s NACS charging port.
Volvo says drivers of its future EVs equipped with the NACS charge port will be able to use CCS “with an adapter provided by Volvo Cars.”
Volvo appears to be the first automaker that specifically plans to replace CCS charging ports with NACS ports. So far, the other automakers that have signed on to NACS haven’t made it clear whether either or both ports will be offered as an option.
“As part of our journey to becoming fully electric by 2030, we want to make life with an electric car as easy as possible,” said Jim Rowan, CEO at Volvo Cars. “One major inhibitor to more people making the shift to electric driving is access to easy and convenient charging infrastructure. With this agreement, we’re taking a major step to remove this threshold for Volvo drivers in the United States, Canada and Mexico.”
Source: Volvo Cars