Honda adopts electric vehicle charging from Tesla

Honda confirmed its commitment to adopting Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) for future electric vehicles (EVs) in North America.

In a recent announcement, Honda confirmed its commitment to adopting Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) for future electric vehicles (EVs) in North America, including its luxury brand, Acura.

Reporting from Gizmochina (8/9), Noriya Kaihara, CEO of American Honda Motor Co., emphasized the importance of advancing NACS standards. In an industry striving for standardization, Honda’s choice to align with NACS is significant.

However, the integration period is still unclear, because it is very dependent on General Motors (GM). For your information, Honda’s EV model was initially built on GM’s Ultium platform.

On the other hand, Honda is also developing its platform for future all-electric models, which it hopes will directly support NACS. This will allow the company to use two different platforms temporarily.

While GM plans to switch to NACS by 2025, it may take Honda until 2025 or 2026 to adopt the standard for models like the Acura ZDX.

Adopting NACS is not just a Honda-Tesla affair; it reverberated throughout the industry. Several automakers, including GM, BMW, and Hyundai, are taking part in creating shared fast charging networks, with a focus on reliability and accessibility.

Jay Joseph, Vice President of American Honda, noted that the success of Tesla’s Supercharger network relies heavily on robust maintenance—something Honda also hopes to achieve with this new venture.


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