Honda adopts Tesla’s NACS; prepares to launch EV model in 2025 with new port

Honda announced on September 7 that it will adopt Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) for electric vehicle models set to go on sale in 2025 in North America.

The Japanese OEM is not the first to announce that it will adopt the NACS for its charging ports; many automakers have said they will. However, Honda is the latest as it plans to launch a new EV model in North America that will feature a NACS port.

The EV models Honda plans to launch in North America prior to its 2025 target will include a Combined Charging System (CCS) port. The OEM said these vehicles are being developed so that they can be compatible with NACS. They are working to do this through the use of a charging adaptor.

“In North America, Honda recently announced that it has agreed to establish a joint venture among seven automakers* to build a high-powered charging network for EVs with the aim of building a reliable charging infrastructure,” said Honda in a news release. “In addition to this initiative, Honda has agreed to adopt the NACS to enable its customers to use Tesla Supercharger stations, which will significantly enhance charging convenience.”

The other six OEMs are General Motors, BMW Group, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz Group, and Stellantis NV.