Sat. Sep 23rd, 2023
    Honda to Adopt Tesla’s North American Charging Standard for EV Models in 2025

    Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced that it will be adopting Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) for the charging port of its electric vehicle (EV) models that will be released in North America starting in 2025.

    Honda’s plan is to launch a new EV model equipped with the NACS port in North America in 2025. The company will then continue to adopt NACS standards for its future EV models.

    For EV models that Honda will launch in North America before 2025, the company is currently developing them with a Combined Charging System (CCS) port that will be compatible with the NACS through the use of a charging adapter.

    In North America, Honda has recently announced that it has entered into a joint venture with six other automakers, including BMW Group, General Motors, Hyundai, and Kia, to build a high-powered charging network for EVs. This initiative aims to establish a reliable charging infrastructure.

    As part of this effort, Honda has agreed to incorporate the NACS standard in order to allow its customers to utilize Tesla Supercharger stations, thereby significantly improving charging convenience.

    By adopting the NACS and establishing a reliable and convenient charging environment for its customers, Honda aims to contribute to the widespread adoption of EVs and support its commitment to achieve carbon neutrality.

    Source: Honda Motor Co., Ltd. [source]