Volvo will adopt Tesla’s NACS charging sockets in North America starting from 2025
Volvo to use Tesla's NACS charging sockets in North America from 2025
【PhoneAuto News】Following Ford, General Motors, and Rivian, Volvo has officially announced its participation in Tesla’s NACS (North American Charging Standard). The company announced that starting from 2025, it will support the NACS charging interface on models launched in the North American region (United States, Canada, and Mexico). Volvo is the first European automaker to join NACS. Starting from next year, existing Volvo electric vehicles will be able to charge on the Tesla charging network using an adapter.
Volvo stated that the agreement with Tesla will allow Volvo owners to use the Tesla high-voltage fast charging network (including over 12,000 charging stations at more than 2,000 locations) starting from the first half of 2024. However, vehicles need to support CCS1 charging to use Tesla fast charging. Currently, only the XC40, C40 Recharge, and upcoming XC30 and XC90 are supported, and vehicles must use a CCS1 to NACS adapter while charging. By 2025, Volvo will release models directly equipped with NACS interfaces, eliminating the need for an adapter.
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Tesla Charging Officially Welcomes Volvo
More importantly, in the agreement between Volvo and Tesla, Volvo will integrate the Tesla Supercharger network into its vehicle applications. Through the Volvo Car app, fully electric Volvo owners in the United States and Canada will be able to find thousands of public charging stations, access real-time information on charger availability, and easily charge their Volvo vehicles through a single interface for payment, greatly facilitating the charging needs of Volvo owners.
Volvo plans to achieve 100% electrification by 2030, so it must act quickly. In order to attract customers to choose its electric vehicles, it must optimize the charging experience. The company has reiterated this point multiple times in the press release. Jim Rowan, CEO of Volvo Cars, said, “As part of our journey to full electrification by 2030, we want to make the use of electric vehicles as simple as possible. One of the main factors hindering more people from switching to electric vehicles is the charging experience, so providing fast and convenient charging is a key step for us on the journey towards electrification. Today, through this agreement, we have successfully addressed this issue.”
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