Fisker, which recently celebrated the market launch of the Ocean – its first all-electric model in the United States, announced a direct agreement with Tesla, which will result in the adoption of the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector and access to the Tesla Supercharging network in 2025.
Currently, the Fisker Ocean model is equipped with the Combined Charging System (CCS1) charging inlet, but as the wider EV industry in North America seems to be switching to the NACS, this company will also make the switch.
Fisker’s existing customers will be able to Supercharge their CCS1-compatible cars utilizing adapters beginning in Q1 2025.
The Ocean, as well as future Fisker vehicles released in North America, are expected to be equipped with the NACS charging inlet starting in 2025. At that point, the new cars and Tesla Superchargers will be natively compatible, which means that no adapters will be necessary.
“Fisker customers will utilize a NACS adapter to plug in at Superchargers starting in Q1 2025. Fisker will later update vehicle engineering to include an NACS inlet.”
However, the new NACS-compatible cars will have to use adapters to charge at CCS chargers (similar to Tesla cars today). These adapters will also be provided as well, as the company explains, so that customers can continue to charge using that standard if needed.
Overall, Fisker’s announcement mirrors the previous ones issued by Ford, General Motors, Rivian, Volvo, Polestar, Mercedes-Benz, and Nissan. With Fisker to adopt the NACS as well, who else might follow?
The brief press release is silent about the integration of software which would allow cars to seamlessly start a Supercharging session and later pay for charging within Fisker’s domain (either through the car’s infotainment center or Fisker’s app), but we assume that this element is also part of the agreement with Tesla.
For Fisker, the adoption of the NACS charging connector is a bit of a side topic today, as the company has barely started series production of its first model.
The production volume of the Fisker Ocean recently increased to 1,022 units in the second quarter of the year, up from 55 in Q1. Cars are assembled in Europe by Magna and sold in Europe and the US, with customer deliveries starting this summer.