Toyota Announces It Will Adopt Tesla Charging Standard


Japan's Toyota Motor, the world's largest automaker by sales, said last week it had signed an agreement to adopt Tesla's electric vehicle charging technology and charging standards from 2025.


Automakers such as Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co. and Nissan Motor Co. have also adopted Tesla's North American Charging Standard (NACS), bringing the Musk-led company's superchargers closer to becoming an industry standard. . The competitor to Tesla’s charging standard has always been the Combined Charging System (CCS).

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Toyota will integrate NACS ports into certain Toyota and Lexus battery electric vehicles (BEVs), including new Toyota SUVs that will be assembled at a Kentucky manufacturing facility. Also beginning in 2025, existing owners of CCS-equipped Toyota and Lexus vehicles will be able to use an adapter to enable NACS charging.


Tesla's NACS is already widely used, with the U.S. Department of Energy saying it accounts for about 60% of U.S. fast chargers. Rival CCS systems are backed by automakers such as Volkswagen, although VW has been in talks with Tesla about adopting NACS.

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