Plano-based Toyota Motor North America said it has reached an agreement with Tesla to adopt the North American Charging Standard on its battery electric vehicles beginning in 2025.
Toyota’s announcement comes on the heels of May and June announcements by Ford and General Motors that they were partnering with Tesla to integrate the North American Charging Standard into their own battery electric vehicles. BMW Group and Genesis Motor North America have also announced that they’re adopting the NACS standard for their BEVs.
The Toyota announcement is in line with its vehicle electrification strategy that offers many options for electrified powertrains and Toyota and Lexus customers will have convenient access to more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across North America, the company said.
NACS ports will be in certain Toyota and Lexus BEVs starting in 2025
Toyota said it will incorporate the NACS ports into certain Toyota and Lexus BEVs starting in 2025, including the all-new, three-row, battery-electric Toyota SUV that will be assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky.
Customers owning or leasing applicable Toyota and Lexus vehicles equipped with the Combined Charging System will be offered access to an adapter to enable NACS charging starting in 2025, the company said.
Striving to delivering a seamless charging experience, whether at home or in public, Toyota said it aims to deliver a seamless charging experience and to provide convenience no matter where customers choose to charge their vehicles.
Toyota said that with the Toyota and Lexus apps, customers have access to an extensive charging network, comprising over 84,000 charging ports in North America, including level 2 and DC fast chargers.
With NACS, customers will have access to more charging options, especially DC fast chargers, the company said, allowing greater confidence to travel to even more destinations.
Toyota directly employs more than 63,000 people in North America who have contributed to the design, engineering, and assembly of nearly 45 million cars and trucks at their 13 manufacturing plants, the company said.
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