Polestar Adopts Tesla’s NACS for Supercharger Access
Polestar has inked a major agreement with Tesla to allow all Polestar drivers across the United States and Canada access to Tesla’s extensive Supercharger network, in line with the new North American Charging Standard (NACS).
From the year 2025 onwards, the NACS charging port will become a standard feature on all new Polestar vehicles sold within North America. In addition, an adapter is being developed to assist current Polestar drivers in gaining convenient access to the network. The adapters are slated for a mid-2024 release, making the charging experience seamless for existing EV owners.
“We salute the pioneering work Tesla has done to speed up the adoption and increase the popularity of electric vehicles, and it’s great to see the Supercharger network being made available in this way. With 12,000 charging points today, a number that will only keep growing, this move will greatly increase the rate of EV adoption in a key automotive region,” said Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath in a statement on Thursday.
This agreement is designed to cover both current and future Polestar models.
Furthermore, to ensure ongoing compatibility with the existing Combined Charging System (CCS) public fast charging infrastructure in North America, future NACS-equipped Polestar vehicles will be accompanied by a CCS adapter, thereby ensuring a smooth and efficient charging experience for all Polestar drivers.
Earlier this week, Polestar’s parent company Volvo adopted Tesla’s NACS, so it was expected Polestar would follow suit with its own announcement, and here we are. So far Ford, GM, Rivian, Volvo and Polestar have adopted NACS—who’s next?