Rivian Joins GM, Ford, Others In Using Tesla’s NACS Charging Standard

Rivian has announced that it is going to use the North American Charging Standard (NACS) charging connector that was originally designed by Tesla.

The American company is just one of many to have made a similar announcement in recent weeks, with Ford and GM having already announced that they too would switch to using the same connector.

As Electrek notes, Tesla might have almost willed this news into existence after naming the connector in such a way that it seemed like a standard long before it was used by anyone other than Tesla itself.

It’s been a popular couple weeks for the search term “NACS” as the Tesla plug has skyrocketed from a proprietary component to the true North American standard almost overnight. “Talk it into existence,” as they say as Tesla renamed its Charging Connector the North American Charging Standard when it began opening its Supercharger network to non-Tesla EVs, but long before any other automaker joined the fold.

Rivian confirmed that it will continue to expand its own charging network while giving people access to Tesla Superchargers via this new connector change.

Rivian’s EVs will start to offer NACS charging ports as standard starting in 2025, and starting in 2024 current owners will have access to an adapter that will allow charging on Tesla’s network.

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