is the latest legacy automaker to confirm it will adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS), delivering EV drivers in the US and Canada access to Tesla’s Supercharger network.
The North American Charging Standard began as Tesla’s proprietary charging connection but, like many innovations from the American automaker, is quickly becoming the go-to technology across the industry – on this continent at least.
After Tesla opted to open up its massive EV charger network to other automakers, there was plenty of discussion over added plugs and adapters for CCS ports – still the global standard amongst nearly all EVs today (sorry, CHAdeMO)
However, NACS has quickly become the new standard in its native land after fellow American automaker Ford announced it would adopt it
this past summer. GM, another huge name in the auto industry, quickly followed suit
, sending the rest of the industry clamoring to join the fast charging bandwagon.
Since then, we’ve seen the likes of Rivian
, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Nissan, Polestar, and even Jaguar
adopt the standard. Earlier this month, adoption grew significantly when Hyundai Motor Group announced it would also provide customers with the NACS
across its namesake, Kia, and Genesis marques.
Today, BMW Group joins the fold, confirming its Mini, Rolls-Royce, and own branded EVs will gain the NACS in the coming years.