Nissan, the Japanese automaker, has struck a deal with Tesla to embrace the North American Charging Standard (NACS), with the transition set to commence in 2025. This marks the third evolution in fast charging standards for Nissan, having previously transitioned from the CHAdeMO standard to CCS in 2020.

Nissan’s Commitment to Electric Mobility

Starting from 2024, Nissan plans to roll out a NACS charging adapter for its Ariya models, which are presently outfitted with CCS1. As of 2025, Nissan will start introducing electric vehicles equipped with a NACS port to the US and Canadian markets.

“Our adoption of the NACS standard underscores our dedication to enhancing the accessibility of electric mobility, in line with our long-term Ambition 2030 vision for increased electrification,” expressed Jérémie Papin, the Chairperson of Nissan Americas.

Nissan’s commitment to electric mobility is further emphasized by their willingness to provide Nissan EV drivers access to thousands of additional fast chargers, instilling greater confidence and convenience for those embarking on long-distance travels.

Related News and Information

In other related news, Tesla is set to meet India’s commerce minister to discuss plans for a new $24,000 car factory, as reported by CNBC. Stellantis has also signed a deal with Samsung SDI to build a second battery factory in the U.S., with manufacturing set to begin in early 2027, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The Future of Electric Vehicles

The future of electric vehicles is looking bright, with automakers planning to roll out seven-seater electric vehicles, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. This move is aimed at enticing families to go electric, further pushing the boundaries of electric mobility.

References and Facts

Here are some related news and facts about Nissan adopting Tesla’s NACS for Ariya and future EV models:

  • Nissan will make available a NACS charging adapter for Ariya models from 2024, which are currently equipped with CCS1. Starting in 2025, Nissan will equip its EVs with the NACS charging standard1.
  • The Ariya will be equipped with CCS-standard DC fast charging, rather than the CHAdeMO standard used on the Nissan LEAF2.
  • Nissan’s adoption of Tesla’s NACS charging standard is expected to provide more charging options for Nissan EV owners, as the NACS standard is widely used in the US3.
  • The Volkswagen ID.4 and Nissan Ariya will join the Tesla Model Y that’s already on sale to bring EV transport to tens of thousands4.
  • Charged EVs, an electric vehicle magazine, reported that Nissan will adopt Tesla’s NACS for Ariya and future EV models35.
  • Nissan’s adoption of Tesla’s NACS charging standard is seen as a benefit for Tesla, as it will allow Tesla owners to use Nissan’s charging infrastructure6.

Information Courtesy: Nissan