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Nissan EVs now have access to Tesla superchargers

One day, another automaker adopted Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) system for its electric vehicles. Now, Nissan joins Ford, General Motors, Volvo, Rivian, Polestar and Mercedes-Benz as the first Japanese automaker to announce that its electric vehicles will be able to charge with one of Tesla’s superchargers using the NACS system.

at this point Nissan sells two electric vehicles, the Leaf and the Ariya. Since the Leaf uses the old CHAdeMO charging system, this news is Combined charging system (CCS). Starting in 2024, Nissan will offer charging adapters that allow Ariya owners to connect their EVs to Tesla chargers or chargers with NACS cables. In 2025, Nissan’s EV will come with his NACS port from the factory.

Not mentioned in Nissan press release leaf. So, we don’t know if Nissan will switch to the Leaf’s CHAdeMO charging system in favor of the NACS port from 2025, but CHAdeMO chargers are becoming harder to find as they’re being phased out, so it’s sure to help keep the EV going and make it more appealing.

“The adoption of the NACS standard underscores Nissan’s commitment to making electric mobility more accessible, in line with its long-term vision for further electrification, ‘Ambition 2030,'” said Jeremy Papin, chairman of Nissan Americas. “We are delighted to be able to provide Nissan EV drivers with access to thousands more quick chargers, giving them even more confidence and convenience when planning long-distance trips.”

While this may seem like a small addition to the NACS craze, Nissan’s Ambition 2030 targets The goal is for more than 40% of U.S. car sales to be electric vehicles by 2030. As such, Japanese automakers are working to launch more electric vehicles. Nissan has confirmed that Plans to build two new EVs At the Canton, Mississippi factory. These EVs are expected to enter production by the end of 2025 and should be equipped with NACS ports.

Nissan introduction movement TeslaThe NACS system is another win for Tesla and NACS. CCS is fast becoming the obvious choice as a national standard, as automakers quickly adopted the system in their EVs.Not only automakers, but also companies that manufacture EV chargers electrify americaEVgo, and charge point also announced plans to add NACS cables to existing and new charging stations.

Photo: 2023 Nissan Ariya (top), 2023 Nissan Leaf (middle)

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