Well folks, it looks like the Combined Charging System is (almost) officially on its way out in North America. Volvo has just announced it will adopt the Tesla North American Charging Standard (NACS) charge port in its EVs starting in 2025.
The Swedish brand is the third large carmaker to announce the switch, joining Ford and General Motors, which will both feature the plug port next year. Rivian, the startup EV company, is also moving to the NACS in 2024, and Hyundai has just said it will be considering the technology for its EVs. Volvo is also the first European carmaker to decide on NACS, at least for North America.
With the deal signed with Tesla, Volvo EV owners can take advantage of Tesla’s 12,000-plus Supercharger stations across North America next year with an NACS adapter. When the NACS becomes standard on Volvo EVs in 2025, owners can use a CCS adapter for other chargers.