Why is the Nissan brand so keen on innovation? Quite simply because it’s always on the lookout for progress in the automotive field. As proof, Nissan is now going one step further with the North American Charging Standard (NACS). We tell you why and how?
What Is the NACS Standard?
As part of Tesla’s mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy, the manufacturer is now opening up the design of its connectors for electric vehicles.
It invites Canadian charging network operators and electric car manufacturers to install Tesla’s charging connector and charging port, now called the North American Charging Standard (NACS), on their equipment and vehicles.
Simply put, NACS is the most common charging standard in North America: NACS vehicles are twice as numerous as vehicles using Combined Charging System (CCS) connectors, and Tesla’s Supercharging network has 60% more NACS charging stations than all CCS networks combined.
Car Compatibility with NACS
In recent years, the appeal of the North American NACS network has grown. Tesla currently has the largest fast-charging network for electric vehicles (EVs).
Moreover, charging at NACS electric vehicle charging stations offers more advantageous rates than many competitors. Indeed, Tesla offers a fast, economical solution for electric car owners across the country.
This enthusiasm for NACS is prompting some manufacturers like Nissan to consider this option for their EV customers.
Nissan and The NACS Standard
This summer, Nissan Canada engaged into an agreement with Tesla Group to adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS), starting in 2025. This agreement is advantageous. According to the Japanese automaker, the aim is to offer Nissan customers even more choice when it comes to charging their electric vehicles.
As early as 2024, the automaker is announcing:
“Nissan will make available a NACS charging adapter for all its Ariya models that are currently equipped with Combined Charging System 1 (CCS1) for DC fast charging. This will enable customers to connect their vehicle’s charging port to the NACS sockets of compatible chargers.”
In addition, starting in 2025, Nissan will offer electric vehicles for the Canadian market, as well as in the USA, with NACS port. Consequently, charging on the Tesla network will significantly increase the number of fast public charging points where the Japanese brand’s vehicles can be recharged.
Not only will the adoption of the NACS standard ensure a greater number of charging points for Nissan customers, but it is also:
“Nissan’s commitment to making electric mobility even more accessible as we follow our long-term Ambition 2030 vision of greater electrification.”
There’s no doubt that this standard marks an important step forward for the Nissan SUV Ariya, but also for the entire range of Japanese electrified vehicles from 2025 onwards.
With this in mind, the automaker is constantly innovating and concluding agreements to accelerate the transition to electric mobility. This opening is a major one, as it will provide users of Nissan vehicles across the country with thousands of additional fast chargers. This will make it even easier for Nissan drivers to plan their journeys or follow their original itinerary.
What Is Ambition 2030?
By 2030, Nissan plans to introduce 23 electrified vehicles, 15 of which will be 100% electric. In other words, the Japanese automaker aims to have more than “40% of its vehicle sales fully electric” by the end of this decade.
In line with this program, the Yokohama-based automaker is also focusing on battery design. Its efforts in this course will also improve environmental quality. RPM’s Luc-Olivier Chamberland puts it this way:
“The manufacturer is committed to lithium-ion technology, while seeking to significantly reduce the use of cobalt... At the same time, Nissan is working on the design of all-solid-state batteries, with a view to marketing them also in 2028.”
In short, electricity is becoming the norm at Nissan, and the automaker is firmly committed towards electric mobility.
In conclusion, whether you’re buying an Ariya SUV or another electrified vehicle, you should know that this agreement with NACS will give you even more possibilities along your journeys.
Come and discover the full range of 2023 and 2024 vehicles at your Nissan dealership, L’Ami Junior Nissan, in Saguenay near Jonquière. A dedicated team will answer all your questions and inform you of our current offers and promotions.