Nissan to Adopt NACS for Ariya and Future EV Models.

Nissan EV drivers in U.S. and Canada will have more charging options starting in 2024 with access to the Tesla Supercharger network.

Nissan and Tesla have inked an unprecedented agreement to adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) starting in 2025. This historic partnership marks the first time a Japanese automaker has committed to supporting the NACS, signifying a major leap forward in the development of EV charging infrastructure across North America.

With this agreement, Nissan is set to provide its customers with an even broader range of choices when it comes to charging their electric vehicles, effectively boosting the convenience and accessibility of EV charging nationwide.

In preparation for the NACS adoption, Nissan will take the lead by offering a NACS charging adapter for its Ariya models from 2024. Currently equipped with the Combined Charging System 1 (CCS1) for DC fast charging, Ariya owners will now be able to connect their vehicles to NACS plugs at compatible charging stations. This move ensures that Nissan’s existing EV owners won’t be left behind in the transition, making it easier for them to charge their vehicles across a broader network of public fast-charging locations.

From 2025, Nissan will take a monumental step by offering EVs designed specifically for the U.S. and Canadian markets with a NACS port. This will enable Nissan EV drivers to seamlessly and conveniently access Tesla’s widely renowned Supercharger network, significantly increasing the number of public fast-charging locations available to Nissan EV users. As a result, range anxiety may become a thing of the past, as the combined efforts of Nissan and Tesla promise to create a robust and extensive charging network that caters to the growing number of electric vehicles on North American roads.

This groundbreaking agreement is in alignment with Nissan’s ambitious long-term plan, “Ambition 2030.” As part of this initiative, Nissan is steadfastly targeting over 40% of its U.S. vehicle sales to be fully electric by 2030, accompanied by a commitment to further electrify other vehicles in its lineup. 

As an exciting addition to this visionary project, Nissan has announced plans to manufacture two all-new, all-electric vehicles at its Canton, Mississippi plant, with production commencing in late 2025.

Ford, GM, Rivian, VolvoPolestar, and Mercedes-Benz have also partnered with Tesla to get access to its Supercharger network in US and Canada. 

“Adopting the NACS standard underlines Nissan’s commitment to making electric mobility even more accessible as we follow our Ambition 2030 long-term vision of greater electrification,” said Jérémie Papin, chairperson, Nissan Americas. “We are happy to provide access to thousands more fast chargers for Nissan EV drivers, adding confidence and convenience when planning long-distance journeys.”

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