Honda also joins the long list of car manufacturers such as Ford, General Motors, Mercedes, Polestar, Rivian and Volvo that have decided to adopt Tesla’s charging standard in North America. Therefore, the Japanese car manufacturer has announced that its new electric vehicles have been launched from 2025 onwards they will be natively equipped with the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector.
However, vehicles launched in North America before this date and equipped with the CCS (Combined Charging System) connector will be able to count on one specific adapter to be able to supply energy at charging points compatible with the NACS standard.
Honda recalls having agreed to become part of a joint venture between seven car manufacturers (BMW, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes and Stellantis) with the aim of creating a widespread high-power network in North America for charging electric vehicles.
Despite this commitment, the Japanese automaker’s battery-powered cars will be able to refuel at Tesla Supercharger stations in North America thanks to the adoption of the new standard. In this way, the manufacturer aims to make it easier for its customers to recharge their electric cars.
Honda has not said anything about the availability of a possible adapter to allow cars that natively have the NACS connector to also be able to charge at CCS charging stations. Therefore, with this announcement, the number of car manufacturers that have decided to embrace the charging standard of Elon Musk’s company continues to grow.