Japanese car manufacturer, Toyota Motor, says it has signed an agreement to adopt Tesla’s electric-vehicle charging technology from 2025.
Ford, General Motors and Nissan are among the other automakers that have adopted Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS). This brings the Elon Tesla’s superchargers closer to becoming the industry standard, gradually pushing out the rival Combined Charging System (CCS).
Toyota, famed for its reliable vehicles and its achievement as the world’s largest automaker by sales, plans to incorporate the NACS ports into certain Toyota and Lexus battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), including a new Toyota SUV that will be assembled at its manufacturing plant in Kentucky.
People who already own Toyotas and Lexus vehicles equipped with CCS will be offered access to an adapter to enable NACS charging, also starting 2025.
First released in 2011, the CCS system became the standard charging system for EVs, and despite strong rivalry from Tesla’s NACS, is still backed by automakers including Jaguar, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen. VW is, however, also holding talks with Tesla about adopting the NACS.
Tesla’s NACS is widely available, with the U.S. Department of Energy saying they make up about 60% of the fast chargers in the United States.