Jaguar's adoption of Tesla's NACS connector

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【Summary】Jaguar will adopt Tesla's NACS connector for future electric vehicles sold in North America from 2025. Jaguar customers will have access to Tesla's charging network, including over 12,000 Supercharger DC fast chargers. The current I-Pace model will require an adaptor, but future Jaguar EVs will have the NACS connector built-in. This move will provide seamless access to Tesla's charging network and increase the number of available DC fast chargers for rival EV brands.

FutureCar Staff    Sep 22, 2023 6:32 AM PT
Jaguar's adoption of Tesla's NACS connector

Jaguar has announced its plans to adopt Tesla's proprietary charging connector, known as NACS (North American Charging Standard), for its future electric vehicles sold in North America. This move comes as the automaker aims to provide its customers with access to Tesla's local charging network, which currently consists of more than 12,000 Supercharger DC fast chargers.

Currently, Jaguar's only electric vehicle, the I-Pace, features the CCS1 connector and will require an adaptor to connect with Tesla's chargers. However, Jaguar plans to make this adaptor available to I-Pace owners. For its next-generation EVs arriving from 2025, Jaguar will integrate the NACS connector directly into the vehicles.

By 2025, Jaguar aims to become a fully electric brand, primarily selling high-end vehicles. Rumors suggest that the automaker's future lineup will include a coupe-like sedan, a full-size sedan, and a mid-size SUV.

Jaguar is part of JLR (formerly Jaguar Land Rover), and it is likely that the NACS connector will eventually be introduced to the rest of JLR's EVs, such as the upcoming electric Range Rover. However, no official announcement has been made regarding vehicles from JLR's additional brands.

The addition of the NACS connector will not only make access to Tesla's charging network seamless and convenient for owners of EVs from rival brands but also significantly increase the number of DC fast chargers available to them. Currently, Tesla's Superchargers account for approximately 60% of DC fast chargers in the U.S., according to the Department of Energy. Earlier this year, Tesla made a deal with the White House to open up its Superchargers to rival brands.

Several other automakers, including Fisker, Ford, Honda (and Acura), Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Polestar, Rivian, and Volvo, have also made agreements with Tesla to use its chargers. Many of these companies have also announced their plans to adopt the NACS connector for their vehicles in North America. Furthermore, Hyundai, Stellantis, and Volkswagen have indicated that they may follow suit.

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