Volkswagen, Audi, And Porsche Finally Commit To Using Tesla’s NACS Plug

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Get ready for a game-changer in the auto world! Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche are all in for Tesla’s NACS Plug starting 2025. Picture this: over 15,000 Tesla Superchargers at the service of Volkswagen Group vehicles. It’s official, folks!

Today, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Scout Motors spilled the beans on their big move—embracing the North American Charging Standard (NACS) for their future rides in North America, kicking off the switch in 2025.

If you’re clued in on the car scene, this announcement won’t raise eyebrows. Almost every major player (except Stellantis, the lone ranger) has already hopped on the Tesla connector bandwagon, the go-to plug since 2012 for all Tesla rides. So, it was do or die for Volkswagen Group to stay in the game and not lag behind.

But here’s the twist: the press release dropped a bomb, mentioning that “Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi are cooking up adapter solutions for existing vehicles to tap into the Tesla Supercharger network, starting in 2025.” Hold your horses; this means unlike the competition, your current Volkswagen Group ride won’t be Supercharger-ready in 2024 with an adapter.

The switch from CCS1 to NACS is a gradual shift, kicking off with new Volkswagen Group models in 2025. The existing ones will stick with CCS1 until they get their updates. The upcoming 2025 ID.7 is confirmed to roll out with a CCS1 port, probably because its production details are already set.

Rumors swirl around Ford and General Motors EVs snagging Supercharger stalls in February 2024, but details on NACS integration into specific models are still under wraps. Stay tuned for more info as we approach the 2025 launch.

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