Volvo is the latest company to announce that it is switching to Tesla’s NACS charging connector on its future electric vehicles.
The announcement came in a press release which confirmed that Volvo drivers will have access to Tesla’s Supercharger network.
That network will be available in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
As part of Volvo Cars’ aim to be a fully electric car maker by 2030, the company is the first European car maker to sign an agreement with Tesla, giving current and future electric Volvo car drivers access to Tesla’s vast Supercharger network across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
The news means that Volvo cars sold form 2025 onwards will all use NACS connectors, while those already sold will also offer an adapter. That adapter will become available starting next year.
Volvo’s switch to NACS is just the latest among an ongoing trend, with Ford, GM, and Rivian having already announced similar decisions for their own electric vehicles.
While Volvo will start to ship new cars with NACS starting in 2025 and an adapter will be available in 2024, GM will make a similar one available in 2024. Rivian is aiming for a spring 2024 adapter launch. Volvo also confirmed that there will also be a NACS to CCS adapter offered so that drivers can continue to use those chargers in North America.