Last year, Tesla launched its exclusive connection in North America to quickly establish itself as the region’s preferred method for charging EVs. To ensure access to the Tesla Supercharger network, other automakers, starting with Ford, indicated during the past few months that they will embrace the standard starting in 2025.
As of September 7, Honda has added its name to the list of automakers adopting NACS. But, according to a news statement from the Japanese automaker:
“Today Honda announced that it has struck an agreement with Tesla to use its North American Charging Standard (NACS) for the charging port of its EV vehicles that will go on sale in North America starting in 2025.”
Since GM is the only source for the company’s upcoming EVs in North America, and American automakers have previously acknowledged NACS adoption, the company had already hinted that it would come before signing this contract with Tesla.
The CCS to NACS converter will be available to Honda EV owners starting next year, and the connector will be built into its EVs beginning in 2025. According to what appears to be the same agreement that every other automaker who announced arrangements with Tesla has reached:
“Honda will then keep implementing the charging regulations for its vehicles moving forward. Additionally, the company is developing EV models that will be available in North America before 2025 and have a CCS connection so that they may connect to the NACS with a charging converter.”