Volvo is the primary overseas automaker to announce the adoption of Tesla’s NACS EV charging customary.
With a Tuesday affirmation, Volvo stated that future Volvo fashions, beginning in 2025, will get the NACS connector for North America.
Volvo appeared to point that the upcoming $35,000 EX30 EV and U.S.-made EX90, that are each as a result of arrive for first U.S. deliveries earlier than 2025, will nonetheless have the CCS interface. It stated these fashions—in addition to the XC40 and C40 Recharge already provided, will have the ability to be charged on the Tesla Supercharger community with an adapter that will probably be obtainable within the first half of 2024. At the moment, the Supercharger community will even be included within the Volvo Vehicles app.
Volvo EX30 charging
The sheer variety of extra charging choices is the benefit this announcement brings to homeowners. Volvo drivers could have entry to 12,000 Tesla Superchargers within the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, the corporate stated. Though it bears emphasis that within the U.S., whereas there are extra Tesla connectors, there are extra CCS places.
Inexperienced Automotive Stories has reached out to Volvo to make clear how this can have an effect on its plug-in hybrid fashions, which have been a big and vital portion of the lineup, topping 20% of U.S. gross sales for the previous couple years within the transition towards full-electric autos.
Volvo doesn’t at the moment have any fashions that cost at 800 volts—a possible situation for automakers comparable to GM as Tesla’s present Supercharger V3 customary doesn’t permit that. V4 of the interface, which is simply beginning to arrive, will.
Volvo follows Ford, GM, and Rivian—all U.S.-based automakers—in adopting the NACS customary. It is shift that has acted as a wake-up name for the charging business, which has, as an entire, didn’t act shortly sufficient amid widespread technical points and downtime. Volvo plugged into CCS in 2016 and was the final main European automaker that sells autos in North America to leap on the CCS bandwagon.