Honda Joins the Charge: Adopts Tesla’s Charger Standard for North America.
Honda has officially confirmed its decision to embrace Tesla’s charging standard, also known as the North American Charging Standard (NACS). This standard, which Tesla made openly available in November of the previous year, is gaining traction among automakers. Honda had hinted at this adoption back in August, but now we have a clear timeline.
According to a press release from the Japanese automaker, Honda’s electric vehicle (EV) models set to hit the North American market from 2025 onwards will use the NACS standard. This transition will commence with the introduction of a completely new EV model in 2025.
For those who own or plan to purchase Honda EV models introduced before 2025, fret not. These vehicles will come equipped with CCS ports, and Honda will ensure their compatibility with the NACS system through an adapter. This means that Honda is making a significant effort to ensure a seamless charging experience for its customers.
Moreover, Honda is already engaged in a collaborative effort with other prominent automakers such as BMW, GM, Kya, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, and Stellantis to establish a robust high-voltage charging network across North America. By embracing the NACS standard, Honda’s customers will not only have access to this expanding network but will also be able to use Tesla Superchargers in the future.
Recent months have witnessed a surge in automakers pledging to adopt the NACS standard, including Ford, GM, Rivian, Volvo, and Mercedes-Benz. However, it’s worth noting that Toyota and Volkswagen are yet to make the switch, though there are rumors of Volkswagen considering a move towards Tesla’s standard. As the automotive industry continues to evolve towards electric mobility, these developments are sure to shape the future of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.