Tesla Superchargers Fuel Nissan’s EV Ambitions

In a move to accelerate the growth of electric vehicles, Nissan, a prominent Japanese automaker, has decided to embrace Tesla’s electric-vehicle charging technology in the U.S. and Canada.

Starting from 2025, Nissan vehicles will be equipped with the Tesla-developed North American Charging Standard (NACS) port. This is a strategic step towards Nissan’s target of making 40% of U.S. vehicle sales fully electric by 2030.

This decision places Nissan alongside its American counterparts, Ford, General Motors, and Rivian, who have all accepted NACS, diverging from the Biden administration’s earlier efforts to establish the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the primary U.S. charging standard.

However, charging stations using Tesla-standard plugs are eligible for federal subsidies, given that they include the U.S. charging standard connection, CCS.

In a transition phase starting 2024, Nissan will reportedly provide NACS charging adapters with its Ariya EV models, currently equipped with CCS, to enable them to charge on Tesla’s Supercharger network.

Tesla’s Superchargers, which account for approximately 60% of the total number of fast chargers in the United States, hold significant potential for boosting EV adoption.

In A Move To Accelerate The Growth Of Electric Vehicles, Nissan, A Prominent Japanese Automaker, Has Decided To Embrace Tesla'S Electric-Vehicle Charging Technology In The U.s. And Canada.
Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of EVXL.co, where he covers all electric vehicle-related news, covering brands such as Tesla, Ford, GM, BMW, Nissan and others. He fulfills a similar role at the drone news site DroneXL.co. Haye can be reached at haye @ evxl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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