Jaguar is the latest automaker to jump on board the North American Charging Standard (NACS) train, announcing today they will be adopting Tesla’s charging technology on its next generation electric vehicles (EVs). Jaguar is now the 11th automaker to adopt NACS, all of which have joined in quick succession after Ford became the first to announce its plans to ditch the Combined Charging System (CCS) in May.
Like all of the other deals previously announced, existing Jaguar I-Pace owners will receive an adapter that will allow them to plug in to the Supercharger network in Canada, the US, and Mexico, starting in 2024. Then in 2025 and beyond, all electric Jaguars sold in the region will have an integrated NACS charge port.
“JLR is dedicated to helping our clients make the switch to electric vehicles and to our commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2039. Today’s announcement is an important step as we deliver an outstanding charging experience for our all-electric Jaguar clients. Whilst most charging takes place at home, when away from home, our clients want access to fast, reliable and convenient chargers. Tesla has created a charging network across the globe that delivers this, and we are delighted to be working with them to provide access for Jaguar clients,” said Mark Camilleri, Director Electrification Services Jaguar.
Earlier this year Jaguar announced it was retiring its lone EV, the I-Pace, in 2025, and shifting its strategy to spend as much as £15 billion over the next five years to develop its next generation of EVs.
Jaguar joins a growing list of automakers adopting NACS, ending the reign of CCS in North America. Ford got the ball rolling with their announcement in May, after which others like General Motors, Rivian, Nissan, Fisker, Mercedes-Benz, Polestar, Volvo, Aptera, and most recently Honda & Acura have also joined the NACS coalition.