Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) and Tesla, Inc. said they will adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) on their battery electric cars (BEVs) in 2025. The North American Charging Standard (NACS) applied by Tesla’s Superchargers is being adopted by automakers as they switch to electric vehicles. Toyota is the latest addition to adopt the Tesla EV charging standard from 2025.
From 2025, Toyota and Lexus BEVs, including the all-new, three-row, battery-electric Toyota SUV built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, will have NACS ports. Starting in 2025, Toyota and Lexus customers with CCS-equipped vehicles will receive an adapter for NACS charging.
Toyota and Lexus to offer Tesla Superchargers and NACS adapters to customers.
Toyota and Lexus customers will have quick access to more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers in North America following Toyota’s car electrification strategy, which offers many electric powertrain options. It won’t apply the standard for a year, but its timeframe matches competitor automakers’. In 2025, Toyota and Lexus owners with CCS vehicles will receive NACS adapters.
Toyota seeks to make charging at home or in public easy. Customers can use the Toyota and Lexus smartphones to access over 84,000 North American charging connections, including level 2 and D.C. fast chargers. Customers will have more charging alternatives, notably D.C. fast chargers, with NACS, giving them the confidence to travel further.
Toyota and Lexus battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), including the new Kentucky-assembled Toyota SUV, will have NACS ports. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that 60% of fast chargers in the U.S. are Tesla NACS. Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) supports the CCS system but has discussed adopting the NACS with Tesla.
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In 2025, Toyota and Tesla will adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS), changing the electric vehicle industry. Toyota made this deliberate move to provide customers with convenient and widespread charging alternatives, closing the EV infrastructure gap. More than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers and flexible NACS adapters give Toyota and Lexus owners the freedom to drive.