Nissan is the latest automaker to ensure that its electric vehicles can use Tesla chargers. Nissan announced an agreement with Tesla on Wednesday to adopt the North American Charging Standard, or NACS, from 2025.
Nissan’s first battery-powered SUV, the Nissan Ariya, will come with a NACS charging adapter starting in 2024. And in 2025, Nissan EVs in the US and Canada will have a NACS port so you can use Tesla Superchargers.
“We are pleased to provide access to thousands more fast chargers for Nissan EV drivers, adding confidence and convenience when planning long-distance trips,” said Jeremy Papen, president of Nissan Americas.
Nissan follows General Motors and Ford, which earlier this year said they would adopt Tesla’s charging standard for their electric vehicles.
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Nissan plans for 40% of its US sales to be EVs by 2030 – including two new all-electric vehicles to be assembled in the US from 2025.
Earlier this month, Kentucky became the first state to require Tesla’s NACS connectors at federally funded highway charging stations. A $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed in November 2021 earmarked $7.5 billion to create 500,000 public EV chargers in the US by 2030.
Electrify America, the largest DC fast charging network, also announced last month that it will add NACS connections to all of its charging stations by 2025.
Annual EV sales are expected to surpass 1 million vehicles for the first time this year, and prices are falling thanks to the new $7,500 EV tax credit.
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