Polestar to Adopt Tesla’s North American Charging Standard

Polestar to Adopt Tesla’s North American Charging Standard

From 2025, new Polestar vehicles sold in North America will be equipped with the NACS charging port by default.

Polestar has signed an agreement with Tesla to adopt the new North American Charging Standard (NACS), which will enable access to Tesla’s expansive Supercharger network for all Polestar drivers in the United States and Canada.

From 2025, new Polestar vehicles sold in North America will be equipped with the NACS charging port by default, according to the company. Adapters to help allow existing Polestar drivers to access the network in a convenient way are expected in mid-2024.

“This is a great win for our North American customers,” said Thomas Ingenlath, CEO. “We salute the pioneering work Tesla has done to speed up the adoption and increase the popularity of electric vehicles, and it’s great to see the Supercharger network being made available in this way. With 12,000 charging points today, a number that will only keep growing, this move will greatly increase the rate of EV adoption in a key automotive region.”

The agreement applies to current and future Polestar models. To maintain compatibility with existing CCS public fast charging infrastructure in North America, future NACS-equipped Polestar vehicles will come with a CCS adapter, Polestar said.

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