Just this week, Subaru said it will be using the Tesla North American Charging Standard (NACS) charge port in its future EVs. The plug is not only smaller than the current standard Combined Charging System (CCS), but it also handles more power and, perhaps more importantly, gives owners access to Tesla’s Supercharger network, which boasts not only the most powerful but also most reliable system available, with more than 12,000 stations across Canada and the US.
The Japanese automaker is only the latest in a long line of brands who will be adopting these charge ports in their future cars for North America, most starting in 2025. In fact, most notable is who hasn’t adopted it yet, which you’ll find after this list of NACS converts:
- Toyota and Lexus
- BMW and its subsidiaries, Rolls-Royce and Mini
- Hyundai and Genesis
- Honda and Acura
- Volvo and its sister brand, Polestar
- General Motors
The larger holdouts so far have been the Volkswagen Group, which includes VW, Audi, Porsche, Bentley and Lamborghini; Kia (which is surprising considering its sister company Hyundai is converting); and Stellantis, which includes Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge. But considering the automakers making the switch, it’s a good bet these laggards won’t want to be left behind.