The electric vehicle (EV) market has been booming in recent years, with more and more people making the switch to eco-friendly transportation. One of the key challenges for EVs has been creating a uniform charging standard that is accessible across different manufacturers and locations. That’s where Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) comes in. And now, Nissan is the first Japanese automaker to adopt this standard, starting in 2025.

Starting next year, Nissan will release an adopter for its first electric SUV, the Ariya, which will enable drivers to access Tesla’s Supercharge network. This move has been long-awaited by many Nissan customers who have been frustrated with the limited charging options available for their electric vehicles. The adoption of NACS will allow Nissan drivers to access the vast network of Tesla charging stations across North America. This, in turn, will make owning an electric vehicle even more convenient and accessible for Nissan owners.

In 2023, Nissan will take things a step further by offering EVs for the first time in the US and Canada with a NACS charging port. This will allow Nissan owners to directly connect to Tesla’s charging infrastructure without the need for an adopter. This move by Nissan follows in the footsteps of Ford and GM, who have also announced plans to work with Tesla and adopt the NACS connector. This has caused much of the US industry to move towards using NACS as the standard connector in North America.

The adoption of NACS by Nissan has also been followed by other major charging station companies, including Blink and Electrify America, as well as EV startups like Rivian and Polestar. German automakers, such as Mercedes-Benz, have also announced plans to use the NACS connector, solidifying its position as the standard connector in North America. This convergence on a single charging standard will make charging more convenient for EV drivers and eliminate the current confusion that arises from multiple charging standards.

The adoption of Tesla’s North American Charging Standard by Nissan is a significant move that will benefit the entire EV industry. As more manufacturers adopt NACS, we can expect charging to become more seamless and affordable for EV drivers across North America. Nissan’s move towards NACS signals a changing tide in the industry, with more manufacturers recognizing the value of working towards a common charging infrastructure. As a Tesla fan, we welcome Nissan and other automakers who have adopted the NACS connector, and we look forward to seeing how this partnership will shape the future of EVs.