Honda and Acura Join the NACS Revolution
In a significant move, Honda and Acura have announced their decision to integrate the Tesla North American Charging Standard (NACS) into their upcoming electric vehicles. This strategic move is set to redefine the EV charging landscape, with General Motors (GM) playing a crucial role in influencing this decision.
“Adopting the NACS connector is pivotal in our journey towards electric vehicle excellence,” remarked Noriya Kaihara, the CEO of American Honda Motor Company.
Why the Shift to NACS?
- GM’s Influence: Honda’s upcoming electric vehicles, namely the Prologue and the Acura ZDX, are built on GM’s renowned Ultium architecture. Given GM’s recent adoption of NACS, it’s only logical for Honda to follow suit.
- Supercharger Network: The Tesla Supercharger network’s impeccable maintenance and efficiency make it a standout. Jay Joseph, American Honda’s VP, praised the network, emphasizing its rapid repair services and top-notch maintenance.
References and Facts
Here are some related news and facts about the adoption of Tesla’s NACS connector by Honda, Acura, and GM:
- Tesla’s NACS connector has gained two new adoptees, Honda and Acura, following recent commitments1.
- GM may be credited for facilitating the adoption of Tesla’s NACS connector by Honda and Acura1.
- Honda has confirmed that its vehicles in North America, including those under the Acura brand, will adopt Tesla’s NACS charging connector3.
- Honda and Acura will adopt Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) charging connector in North America4.
- Honda has announced that it will switch to Tesla’s charging plug, joining a long line of automakers that have made the same decision5.
- Acura’s new ZDX electric crossover will be equipped with the NACS setup in 2025 or 20266.