Volkswagen ID.3

Jumping on the rushing bandwagon here in North America, the Volkswagen Group has announced it will be using the Tesla North American Charging Standard (NACS) infrastructure for its upcoming vehicles.

That will include Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche, as well as the new brand Scout. The move will start in 2025; for existing vehicles, the company will explore an adapter to allow charging from the current Combined Charging System (CCS) ports now being used. The Scout brand, which will have its first trucks and SUVs debut around 2025, will start from scratch with the NACS tech in North America.

Almost every other carmaker has committed to using NACS infrastructure for their upcoming North American vehicles; those built for Europe and Asia will continue to use CCS technology. But the move here opens the door to Tesla’s vast Supercharger network, featuring more than 15,000 chargers across the continent.

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