Joining the likes of Ford, GM, and Rivian, Volvo has announced its decision to adopt Tesla's North American Charging Standard, enhancing the electric vehicle (EV) charging experience.
The decision to adopt Tesla’s Standard not only expands charging options and expedites the shift to a greener future, but it also sets a compelling precedent for other EV manufacturers, encouraging a climate-saving change in transportation, and fostering a cleaner and more sustainable future.
Tesla, the largest electric vehicle manufacturer in the world, set the precedent for the North American Charging Standard. Ford, GM, and Rivian have previously joined them. Now, Volvo is following their lead and adopting Tesla’s standard.
“As part of our journey to becoming fully electric by 2030, we want to make life with an electric car as easy as possible,” - Volvo Cars CEO, Jim Rowan
In an agreement announced Tuesday, Volvo Electric Vehicle (EV) charging customers will now have access to Tesla’s commercial electric vehicle charging stations or Superchargers starting in the first half of 2024. With the agreement, Volvo owners of the 2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric and C40 Recharge will be able to supercharge their vehicles with the ease and convenience of a Tesla owner.
In addition to supercharging access, Volvo EV charging in North America will use Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) charging port beginning in 2025. Volvo will also provide owners with an adapter which allows use of the Combined Charging System (CCS), a network of third-party charging services such as Electrify America, EVGo, and ChargePoint.
The growth in charging options for Volvo EV owners accelerate the shift to a greener future and access to transportation we have yet to see in years prior. With the adoption of Tesla’s NACS, more EV manufacturers will likely follow in these “tire tracks”. This change will give EV owners, renters of apartments with electric vehicle charging stations, and public charging station users, that much more flexibility and incentive to make a climate-saving change, one charge at a time.
We hope to see a greater influence and shift toward electric vehicles, as big brands influence not only the transportation sector, but policy and climate saving legislation. With the expansion of EVs comes a different mind-set, one that allows the future to be a cleaner and sustainable one for generations to come.
At Deep Sky, we’re continually imagining what a sustainable future looks like. The proliferation of EVs and EV technology is just one piece of the puzzle. We’ve teamed up with partners, like Amsted Automotive, Daimler Truck North America, and Powin Energy, to visualize other pieces in this process. We’re proud to team up with some of the world’s most revolutionary companies to create a brighter future.