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News Honda, Acura Join Commitment to Adopt Tesla NACS Charge Port

Honda, Acura Join Commitment to Adopt Tesla NACS Charge Port

Tesla charge plug continues to take over

  • Honda and Acura will use NACS from 2025

  • Existing EVs will get an adapter

Honda and Acura have officially joined the long list of automakers that will be using Tesla’s North American Charging Standard plug, beginning in 2025.

The two automakers announced that they were planning to launch new EV models in 2025 that would use the NACS plug. From that point forward, they would continue to adopt the NACS (Tesla Supercharger) fast charge port. Honda and Acura will have some EVs on the market here before 2025 that will use the CCS plug. Honda said it plans to develop an adapter to let those EVs charge on the Tesla plug as well.

Since Ford announced it planned to adopt the NACS plug in late May, many automakers have joined on. GM, Volvo, Volkswagen, Nissan, and several smaller automakers have also committed to the NACS plug from 2025.

Honda and Acura are also in the group of seven automakers including BMW, GM, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, and Stellantis that have announced they will be building their own EV charge network. This new network of charging stations will have the NACS plug as well as the CCS plug, as not all automakers in the group have committed to the new port.

The news suggests that both the Honda Prologue and Acura ZDX, EVs built on a platform shared with GM, will launch with the CCS port before being changed over mid product life. The first EVs that will use the NACS plugs are most likely models we haven’t yet seen.


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