Nissan has reached an agreement with Tesla to adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) beginning in 2025. The company said it is the first Japanese automaker to announce future product support for NACS.
From 2024, Nissan will make available a NACS charging adapter for Ariya models which are currently equipped with the Combined Charging System 1 (CCS1) for DC fast charging. This will enable customers to connect their vehicle’s charging port to NACS plugs at compatible chargers. Starting in 2025, Nissan will begin offering EVs for the U.S. and Canadian markets with a NACS port.
Last month, the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), which is the industry association driving adoption of the Combined Charging System (CCS) and the Megawatt Charging System (MCS) platforms, voiced strong opposition to Ford's shift toward NACS.
“CharIN supports global standards and defines the requirements based on the input of its international members. CCS is the global standard and therefore focuses on international interoperability and, unlike NACS, is future-proofed to support many other use cases beyond public DC fast charging,” the association said in a statement. “Early, unconsolidated announcements of changes create uncertainty in the industry and lead to investment obstacles.”