Another luxury auto manufacturer joins forces with Tesla, with Jaguar to adopt the NACS charging standard for its North American vehicles starting in 2025. The company signed an agreement with Tesla to provide drivers of its next-generation all-electric vehicles with access to Tesla’s Supercharger network in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
All new Jaguar models sold in the North American region from 2025 will have full integration with the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector and will be natively compatible with the Tesla Superchargers without needing adapters.
Currently, Jaguar’s only all-electric model on the market –the Jaguar I-Pace– is equipped in North America with the Combined Charging System (CCS1) charging inlet. The company promises to source NACS-to-CCS1 adapters from Tesla and support the supply of these to I-Pace drivers once available.
It means that Jaguar officially signed up for the switch from CCS1 to NACS charging connectors in the region, previously confirmed by Ford, General Motors, Rivian, Volvo, Polestar, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Fisker, and Honda. The Tesla-developed NACS charging connector is promised to be soon standardized by SAE International “on an expedited timeframe”.
With Jaguar set to adopt the NACS, Tesla has already welcomed Jaguar drivers to the network:
Welcome Jaguar owners to Superchargers across North America⚡️ https://t.co/9s4naLOBAM
— Tesla Charging (@TeslaCharging) September 21, 2023
The broader Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) group’s strategy is to transform the Jaguar brand into an all-electric modern luxury brand. This means that access to Tesla’s Supercharging network, considered one of the most reliable and easy to use, might be crucial to attract customers.
An interesting bit of information is that Jaguar already mentioned the upcoming Tesla V4 Superchargers (so far, only a small number of these have been installed in Europe):
“The Supercharger network in North America is reliable and easy to use, from the charger post to the connector. The Jaguar in-house battery and power electronics technology has been designed to optimize charging rates on both V3 and V4 Superchargers. Jaguar drivers can enjoy peace of mind in knowing their vehicle will perform at maximum charging power for whichever Supercharger type they choose.”
Of course, in Europe (and many other global markets), the new Jaguar electric cars are compatible with the CCS2 charging connector, which Tesla also uses.