Polestar will Adopt Tesla NACS Charging Standard by Default in 2025

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The Swedish electric vehicle maker, Polestar, announced on Thursday that it has reached an agreement with Tesla to incorporate Tesla’s Supercharger network into its operations in the United States and Canada. As of 2025, all new Polestar vehicles sold in North America will come equipped with Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) charging port as the default option.

This development follows closely on the heels of an announcement by Volvo Cars, another Swedish automaker, declaring that all its electric vehicles will have access to Tesla’s Supercharger network in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Additionally, General Motors and Rivian Automotive Inc, based in California, have also pledged to adopt Tesla’s NACS, diverging from earlier attempts by the Biden administration to establish the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the primary charging standard in the United States.

To ensure compatibility with existing CCS public fast charging infrastructure in North America, future Polestar vehicles equipped with NACS will be accompanied by a CCS adapter, according to the company’s statement. It’s worth noting that Tesla’s Superchargers currently represent approximately 60% of the total number of fast chargers available in the United States, as reported by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Polestar’s decision to adopt Tesla’s NACS charging standard by default from 2025 onwards reflects a growing trend among prominent automakers in North America. By leveraging Tesla’s well-established Supercharger network, these companies aim to enhance convenience and accessibility for electric vehicle owners, while also acknowledging the significance of existing charging infrastructure.


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