Nissan Embraces NACS for Future EV Models, Boosts Charging Options

What’s Happening

In a progressive move, Nissan has agreed to adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) starting in 2025, expanding the charging options available to Nissan electric vehicle (EV) customers. Nissan stands out as the first Japanese car manufacturer to publicize support for NACS in their forthcoming products.

Why It Matters

This adoption is a significant milestone in Nissan’s strategy to enhance electric mobility and aligns with its Ambition 2030 long-term vision. It signifies Nissan’s dedication to making EVs more user-friendly and paving the way for more extensive electrification in the automotive sector.

Key Points

  • Starting in 2024, Nissan will introduce a NACS charging adapter for Ariya models that are currently outfitted with the Combined Charging System 1 (CCS1) for DC fast charging. This addition will allow customers to connect their vehicle’s charging port to NACS plugs at compatible chargers.
  • From 2025, Nissan plans to equip U.S. and Canadian market EVs with a NACS port, enabling seamless charging on the Tesla Supercharger network. This integration significantly expands the public fast-charging locations available to Nissan EV drivers.
  • As part of the Ambition 2030 vision, Nissan aims for more than 40% of its U.S. vehicle sales to be fully electric by 2030, with an even larger portion to be electrified. This strategy encompasses the assembly of two entirely new, all-electric vehicles at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi, starting in late 2025.

Bottom Line

The adoption of NACS underscores Nissan’s commitment to fostering electric mobility and offering customers improved charging flexibility. By embracing this standard, Nissan is ensuring that its electric vehicle drivers can access a broader network of fast-charging locations, providing enhanced convenience and boosting confidence for long-distance travels. This initiative is just one part of Nissan’s Ambition 2030 vision for greater electrification, highlighting the automaker’s dedication to a more sustainable future. Further details on the rollout of Nissan’s NACS compatibility will be communicated in due course.


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