In the words of DJ Khaled: Another one.
Today, Volvo announced that it will end up being the latest car manufacturer to adopt Tesla's charging connector and port as a growing number of companies hop on board the North American Charging Standard train. In a news release, the business said that it will begin utilizing Tesla's North American Charging Standard (NACS) charging port in its future electrical lorries beginning in 2025.
In addition to adopting Tesla's charging port, the business will likewise get to Tesla's Supercharger network beginning next year. Volvo says that its clients can find charging locations through the Volvo Cars app and will be "expected" to gain access to the Supercharger network using an adapter beginning in the very first half of 2024.
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After the company makes the switch from CCS to NACS with cars in 2025, clients that have a vehicle with a CCS will still have the ability to utilize Tesla's Superchargers with an adapter supplied by Volvo. The company did not say if this adapter will be totally free or if it is something consumers need to purchase, what the expense will be.
Jim Rowan, CEO of Volvo Cars, said in a statement that adopting Tesla's charging standard is a crucial part of the business's goal to end up being totally electric by 2030.
" As part of our journey to becoming totally electric by 2030, we want to make life with an electrical vehicle as easy as possible. One major inhibitor to more individuals making the shift to electric driving-- a key action in making transportation more sustainable-- is access to easy and practical charging facilities. Today, with this contract, we're taking a significant action to eliminate this threshold for Volvo chauffeurs in the United States, Canada and Mexico."
Volvo is the latest automaker to reveal the adoption of NACS. In the last month, both Rivian and GM likewise announced deals with Tesla to adopt the NACS charging adapter and gain access to the Supercharger network. Any automaker not embracing the standard is likely going to have a tough time explaining it to their consumers in a couple of years.