Volvo to Adopt Tesla’s Charging Standard, Gain Access to Supercharger Network
It’s not just US automakers that are hopping on the Tesla bandwagon when it comes to electric vehicle (EV) charging. Volvo has officially announced that its electric cars in the United States, Canada, and Mexico will utilize Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) port. Starting in the first half of 2024, current and recently announced Volvo models such as the C40 Recharge, EX30, and EX90 will be able to connect to Tesla’s Supercharger stations through an adapter. From 2025 onwards, Volvo EVs will come equipped with built-in NACS compatibility. For upcoming EVs that use the Combined Charging System (CCS) format, an adapter will be available for connection.
Volvo isn’t keeping its motives under wraps. The company wants to ensure that drivers have easy and convenient access to a robust charging network, and Tesla’s Superchargers fit the bill. According to Volvo, this partnership will grant owners access to an additional 12,000 fast charging locations. To assist users in finding and paying for charging stations, Volvo will provide support through its Volvo Cars app.