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Volvo To Adopt NACS After Ford Agreement With Tesla

Ford’s decision to partner with Tesla on a deal that will give its EV owners access to the latter’s Supercharger network via a new adapter – and potentially equip its vehicles with both Combined Charging System (CCS) and North American Charging Standard (NACS) ports in the future – has conjured up quite a lot of mostly positive attention, while also prompting General Motors, Stellantis, and Rivian to at least consider following suit. Additionally, two other third-party EV charging companies – EVgo and FLO – also plan to add NACS support as well, while SAE International just announced that it will standardize the NACS connector, too. Now, yet another automaker has decided to jump on this growing bandwagon as well – Volvo.

Volvo – which is aiming to convert its entire lineup to EVs by 2030 – has joined the competition by signing a deal with Tesla that will give current and future owners access to the 12,000-unit Supercharger network in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Additionally, starting in 2025, all Volvo vehicles will come equipped with an NACS charging port, too.

In the meantime, owners of existing Volvo EVs will be able to use the automaker’s app to locate Supercharger locations and are expected to be able to utilize those chargers in the first half of 2024 by using a special adapter. Additionally, owners that purchase future Volvo models equipped with NACS ports that wish to continue to use CCS chargers will be able to do so with an adapter, too.

“As part of our journey to becoming fully electric by 2030, we want to make life with an electric car as easy as possible,” said Jim Rowan, CEO at Volvo Cars. “One major inhibitor to more people making the shift to electric driving – a key step in making transportation more sustainable – is access to easy and convenient charging infrastructure. Today, with this agreement, we’re taking a major step to remove this threshold for Volvo drivers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.”

We’ll have more on the shift to NACS soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Bill Howland

    Having multiple expensive ports on a car adding zero functionality is beyond dumb when an external adapter is all that is required.

    How many cars do you see with multiple fuel filler ports?

  2. Mackie

    Most pickups have 2 trailer tow wire hookup options.


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