Enlarge / Model-year 2023 and 2024 Nissan Ariyas will feature CCS1 ports like this, but from 2025 Nissan is moving to the NACS plug. (credit: Stephen Edelstein)

When the North American Charging Standard was announced by Tesla in November 2022, the name was pretty ambitious, considering that it was not controlled by a standards body or available on any electric vehicle other than those wearing Tesla’s stylized T. But a lot has happened since then, as one automaker after another has signed on, negotiating access to Tesla’s robust charging network as part of the deal. Today, Nissan revealed it’s the latest convert.

“Adopting the NACS standard underlines Nissan’s commitment to making electric mobility even more accessible as we follow our Ambition 2030 long-term vision of greater electrification,” said Jérémie Papin, chairperson of Nissan Americas. “We are happy to provide access to thousands more fast chargers for Nissan EV drivers, adding confidence and convenience when planning long-distance journeys.”

Ford started the flood in May, followed since then by General Motors, Rivian, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, and Polestar. Charger manufacturing companies are building NACS plugs into their hardware, and networks like ChargePoint, EVgo, and Electrify America are adding NACS, too.

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