One by one, automakers have started adopting the North American Charging Standard (NACS) used by Tesla’s Superchargers as they move towards their goal of replacing their fleet with electric vehicles. Toyota is the latest company to join the growing list. The automaker has announced that it has reached an agreement with Tesla to incorporate NACS ports into certain Toyota-branded vehicles starting in 2025. Some EVs under its luxury brand, Lexus, will come with the standard’s charging ports, as well.
By using NACS ports on its electric vehicles, Toyota is effectively giving its customers the power to access more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across North America. While the company won’t be implementing the standard over the next year, its timeline matches its rival automakers’. To note, customers who already have Toyota and Lexus vehicles equipped with the Combined Charging System (CCS) will be offered access to NACS adapters starting in 2025, as well.
BMW also recently announced that it was adopting the standard for all its EVs in the United States and Canada. A few months ago, GM and Ford revealed they were making the switch starting in 2025, but owners will already be able to access Tesla Superchargers next year with an adopter. Hyundai will adopt the port for its EVs in the US in 2024, with EVs in Canada to follow in 2025. Honda, Toyota’s fellow Japanese automaker, announced its transition to NACS in September and its plans to sell vehicles with the port in two years’ time. It also said, however, that it’s developing an adapter to allow pre-2025 Hondas to charge using Tesla’s system.