Honda Joins Tesla’s North American Charging Standard

Honda has announced a collaboration with Tesla to integrate the latter’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) into its upcoming EV models slated for release in North America from 2025.

A new EV is set to debut from Honda in 2025 and will be the first to feature the NACS port. Subsequent models will also adopt this standard. Furthermore, Honda’s EVs launching before 2025, equipped with the Combined Charging System (CCS) port, are being designed to be NACS-compatible using a charging adapter.

This announcement comes on the heels of Honda’s recent decision to join forces with six other major automakers (BMW Group, General Motors, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz Group, and Stellantis NV), aiming to establish a robust high-powered charging network for EVs in North America. By adopting the NACS, Honda EV owners will also gain access to Tesla’s expansive Supercharger stations, significantly improving charging convenience.

Honda’s commitment to providing a reliable charging environment aligns with its broader goal of promoting widespread EV adoption and achieving carbon neutrality. The company previously said in August it was ready to join Tesla’s NACS. Today’s news makes it official.

The collaboration was warmly welcomed by Tesla, which said, “Welcome Honda owners to Superchargers across North America.”

Back in August, Honda had already announced it would tap NACS and for its luxury brand Acura.

Below is the timeline of major automakers joining NACS:

  • May 26, 2023: Ford
  • June 9, 2023: GM
  • June 20, 2023: Rivian
  • June 27, 2023: Volvo
  • June 29, 2023: Polestar
  • June 29, 2023: Electrify America
  • July 7, 2023: Mercedes-Benz
  • July 19, 2023: Nissan
  • August 15: Fisker
  • August 18, 2023: Honda & Acura pledge to join NACS
  • September 7, 2023: Honda makes it official

Which automaker is next to join NACS?