Adoption of Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) for electric vehicle (EV) recharging continues to accelerate with Subaru and Lucid Group committing to the automotive technology.
Lucid called supporting access to NACS as a next step to providing more charging options for its vehicles.
"We believe that a unified charging standard, backed by the nationwide rollout of future-ready higher-voltage charging stations, will be a critical step in empowering American consumers to adopt electric vehicles,” said Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO at Lucid.
Subaru of America reached the agreement for NACS for access to its charging ports in North America to launch in 2025.
Subaru said it will adopt NACS ports on certain EVs launched in North America beginning in 2025 and will continue to advance the support on newly launched vehicles after that. Subaru will provide an adapter from 2025 for customers owning or leasing applicable EVs equipped with the combined charging system (CCS).
The two automotive OEMs join a growing number of carmakers that have embraced the EV charging tech by making agreements with Tesla to have access to its more than 15,000 high-speed chargers in North America.
This includes Ford Motor, General Motors, Rivian, Volvo and Polestar that signed on to support the charging standard in June of this year. These companies were quickly followed by Mercedes-Benz and Nissan the next month.