BMW Group Switching To Tesla’s NACS Port In North America From 2025 Onward

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BMW is jumping on the Tesla train for its North American EV game plan. From 2025, BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce electric vehicles in the US and Canada will sport Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS). The idea is to amp up the charging experience for electric vehicle owners.

In a bid to keep things snappy, BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce EVs equipped with the Combined Charging System (CCS) will also cozy up to Tesla Supercharger stations in early 2025. Sebastian Mackensen, the head honcho at BMW North America, said, “With six electric models already rocking the U.S. market and more on the way, our mission is simple – make charging easy and quick.”

The trio of car brands is teaming up to make life simpler for their EV drivers. Soon, navigating to and paying for Tesla Superchargers will be as easy as pie, thanks to your car’s display and the brand’s app.

This move puts BMW in the same electric lane as other major players, leaving Volkswagen, Toyota, and Stellantis as some of the last EV giants not making the switch to Tesla’s NACS.

For EV enthusiasts, this news is a nod of reassurance. BMW’s EV lineup is no joke, featuring the likes of the i4, i5, i7, iX SUV, and Mini Cooper Electric. And there’s more coming, with Mini Aceman and Countryman EV crossovers, Rolls-Royce Spectre, and more on the horizon.

Worth noting, BMW’s deal with Tesla doesn’t collide with its recent plan to build a charging network. BMW, along with General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, and Stellantis, is working on a 30,000-charger strong network across cities and highways, accessible to all EVs using CCS or NACS standards. Charging up just got a turbo boost!

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