Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced Sept. 7 that it has reached an agreement with Tesla, Inc. to adopt Tesla's North American Charging Standard (NACS) for the charging port of its EV models that will go on sale in North America starting in 2025.
Honda that year plans to launch a new EV model in North America equipped with a NACS port, and will continue adopting NACS standards for its models.
Electric vehicle models the company will launch in North America before 2025, equipped with a Combined Charging System (CCS) port, are also being developed to be compatible with the NACS through the use of a charging adaptor.
Honda also recently announced that it has agreed to establish a joint venture among seven automakers to build a high-powered charging network for EVs with the aim of building a reliable charging infrastructure. In addition, Honda has agreed to adopt the NACS to enable its customers to use Tesla Supercharger stations, which will boost charging convenience.
Honda said it will continue creating a reliable and convenient charging environment for its customers to achieve widespread EV adoption and support its efforts toward carbon neutrality.