As more car makers heavily focusing on electric vehicles, there’s now a need for a standard charging port that can help in the long run with better and unified infrastructure for charging stations.

Volvo set to adopt Tesla’s NACS charging port for its cars in North America
Volvo EX30

In line with that, Volvo Cars has announced that the company will adopt Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) for its electric vehicles sold in the North American market. This makes Volvo the first European car manufacturer to adopt this charging port.

With this move, the cars from Volvo with NACS port will be able to access Tesla‘s Supercharger network, which is currently available at more than 12,000 locations across the continent.

For those who are unaware, NACS is a single-port charging system that has support for both AC and DC charging. Compared to the Combined Charging System (CCS) connector, the NACS connector is about half the size and twice as powerful.

Commenting about this, Henrik Green, chief technology officer at Volvo Cars, said, “We are committed to making electric cars more convenient and accessible for our customers. By adopting NACS, we are giving our customers the freedom to charge their cars anywhere in North America.”

The development from Volvo is a major step towards a unified charging infrastructure in North America. It also gives a boost to Tesla, which has often been criticized for having a closed charging network.

As of now, Volvo has not announced which models will be available in the new connector but the first NACS-equipped vehicles from the company are expected to go on sale later this year.

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