Volvo Cars announced today that it will adopt Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) port for its electric cars in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This move will make Volvo the first European automaker to embrace Tesla’s charging technology, and it will provide Volvo drivers with easy and convenient access to Tesla’s Supercharger network.
Current and upcoming Volvo electric cars will be able to connect to Tesla Superchargers through an adapter. The adapter will be available for purchase starting in the first half of 2024. Volvo cars with built-in NACS compatibility will be available starting in 2025.
The adoption of NACS is a significant step for Volvo as it transitions to a fully electric fleet by 2030. Tesla’s Supercharger network is the largest and most widespread fast-charging network in North America, and it will give Volvo drivers access to more than 12,000 fast chargers.
Volvo’s decision to adopt NACS is a sign of the growing momentum behind Tesla’s charging standard. Several other automakers, including Ford, GM, and Rivian, have also announced plans to adopt NACS. This suggests that Tesla’s charging technology is becoming the de facto standard for electric vehicles in North America.
The adoption of NACS is a positive development for electric vehicle drivers. It will make it easier and more convenient for drivers to charge their cars, and it will help to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles.