Honda to adopt Tesla’s EV charging standard in North America.

Honda to adopt Tesla's EV charging standard in North America.

Honda Switches to Tesla’s North American Charging Standard

Honda has announced its decision to switch to Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) for its upcoming electric vehicles (EVs) sold on the continent. Starting from 2025, all Honda models will utilize NACS instead of the Combined Charging System (CCS). This move comes as Honda aims to establish NACS as the North American standard, following Tesla’s decision last year to open it up to rival automakers.

The automaker is developing an adaptor that will allow pre-2025 Honda models to charge using Tesla’s charging system, ensuring a seamless transition for existing Honda EV owners. In a recent announcement on X (formerly Twitter), Honda in America expressed its excitement about expanding fast-charging access for Honda and Acura EV customers through the adoption of NACS. Furthermore, Honda plans to launch a new EV model in North America in 2025 that will feature the NACS port, solidifying its commitment to Tesla’s charging standard.

In addition to this adoption, Honda is part of a newly formed group consisting of BMW, General Motors, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes, and Stellantis. This coalition aims to establish a new and comprehensive charging network across North America, accelerating the transition to electric vehicles while making zero-emission driving even more attractive. Although Honda’s press release describes the NACS adoption as being “in addition to” the coalition’s plans, it’s important to clarify how this announcement may impact the coalition’s strategy.

Honda joins several other prominent vehicle manufacturers, including Ford, GM, Mercedes, Polestar, and Volvo, in adopting NACS as the preferred charging standard in North America. Furthermore, in a push to support electric mobility, Texas had announced in June that state-funded EV charging stations would be required to include NACS.

This move by Honda not only aligns the automaker with Tesla’s charging infrastructure but also demonstrates its commitment to providing a seamless charging experience for its EV customers. By adopting NACS and actively participating in the establishment of a comprehensive charging network, Honda is playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of electric mobility in North America. With more prominent automakers embracing NACS, the standard is poised to become the go-to option for EV charging on the continent.

Honda EV Charging

In conclusion, Honda’s decision to switch to Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) marks a significant step in the evolution of electric mobility in North America. By adopting NACS and actively participating in the establishment of a comprehensive charging network, Honda is ensuring a seamless charging experience for its EV customers. This move not only aligns Honda with Tesla’s charging infrastructure but also solidifies NACS as the preferred charging standard on the continent. With more automakers embracing NACS, the future of electric mobility looks brighter than ever.