Honda is planning to implement Tesla’s plug, now known as the North American Charging Standard (or NACS) in a new electric vehicle slated for 2025. The automaker, like every other manufacturer on board with NACS, is promising the availability of a CCS Combo to NACS adapter before 2025 so existing models (and soon-to-be-released ones like the Prologue) will have access to Tesla’s vast and reliable Supercharger network.
Before its plans to adopt NACS, Honda jumped in on a joint venture with BMW, GM, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, and Stellantis to build out a nationwide electric vehicle charging network. DC fast-charging networks that aren’t built by Tesla are found to be largely unreliable, so with access to Tesla’s Supercharger plus building a new network, future Honda EV owners might have a better time, whenever the automaker gets around to releasing them.
Honda is planning to incorporate Tesla’s plug, known as the North American Charging Standard (NACS), into a new electric vehicle set to be released in 2025. As part of the NACS initiative, Honda, along with other manufacturers, has committed to providing a CCS Combo to NACS adapter by 2025. This will allow existing Honda models and upcoming vehicles like the Prologue to access Tesla’s extensive and reliable Supercharger network.
Prior to joining NACS, Honda joined forces with BMW, GM, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, and Stellantis in a joint venture to develop a nationwide electric vehicle charging network. Non-Tesla DC fast-charging networks have often been criticized for their unreliability. By gaining access to Tesla’s Supercharger network while also building their own charging infrastructure, Honda aims to provide a better charging experience for future owners of their electric vehicles.