Nissan to use Tesla’s NACS charging connector for its EVs in Canada, US from 2025 for Supercharger access

Nissan to use Tesla’s NACS charging connector for its EVs in Canada, US from 2025 for Supercharger access

Nissan has announced it has reached an agreement with Tesla to adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) for its electric vehicles (EVs) beginning in 2025. This is to provide customers with more choices when it comes to charging as they will also be able to tap into the expansive Tesla Supercharger network.

Nissan is the first Japanese carmaker to announce future product support for NACS. The company joins Mercedes-Benz and Volvo, which also said it will adopt the connector, along with Ford, General Motors, Rivian and a number of EV charging companies.

In 2025, Nissan will begin selling EVs for the United States and Canadian markets with a NACS port. Before then, the company says will make available a NACS charging adapter so current Ariya models with the CCS1 charging port can be connected to chargers with NACS plugs.

“Adopting the NACS standard underlines Nissan’s commitment to making electric mobility even more accessible as we follow our Ambition 2030 long-term vision of greater electrification,” said Jérémie Papin, chairperson at Nissan Americas. “We are happy to provide access to thousands more fast chargers for Nissan EV drivers, adding confidence and convenience when planning long-distance journeys,” he added.

In June this year, automotive standards organisation SAE International announced that it will standardise the NACS connector (SAE J3400) to ensure any supplier or manufacturer will be able to use, manufacture or deploy the connector on EVs and at charging stations across North America.

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • Bidan on Jul 20, 2023 at 6:19 pm

    soon, this “Tesla” charger will not be called as tesla charger,

    I am expecting it to be called “SAE standard car battery charger”, after getting standardized soon.

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  • niadruob ynohtna on Jul 21, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    Merc and Volvo adopting also. Elon making more moolah.

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    • as i understood on Jul 22, 2023 at 10:09 am

      no royalties fee need tu pay to tesla. the only advantage they get is first mover- ie their chargers already all compatible and no need to change

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