December 7, 2023

Within the immortal phrases of DJ Khaled, “One other one.”

In a press launch, Lucid Motors turned the most recent automaker to announce that it will likely be adopting Tesla’s charging connector in future electrical autos. Like each different automaker that has made an identical announcement, Lucid at present makes use of the Mixed Charging Commonplace in its autos (CCS) and might be making the swap to Tesla’s North American Charging Commonplace (NACS) connector in 2025.

As well as, the corporate will open up its present EV fashions to Tesla’s Supercharger community by means of using an adapter. The corporate says that it will likely be making adapters accessible to clients in order that they’ll — whether or not they have NACS or CCS — cost at over 15,000 Tesla Supercharger stations throughout North America. The adapter may even be launched to Lucid homeowners in 2025.

Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO at Lucid, stated in an announcement that the corporate is making the swap to supply its clients with higher entry to chargers and see the transfer as a “essential step” in the direction of EV adoption in the US.

“Adopting NACS is a crucial subsequent step to offering our clients with expanded entry to dependable and handy charging options for his or her Lucid autos. We imagine {that a} unified charging customary, backed by the nationwide rollout of future-ready higher-voltage charging stations, might be a vital step in empowering American shoppers to undertake electrical autos.”

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Lucid Motors is the most recent EV automaker to announce the adoption of Tesla’s NACS connector. In the previous couple of months, Mercedes, Rivian, GM, Polestar, Volvo, Nissan, Fisker, and Jaguar all introduced related offers to undertake the connector. All of these corporations not solely plan to help the NACS charger, however all will achieve entry to the in depth Supercharger community as properly.

There are few holdouts at this level, and NACS taking up CCS because the default charging customary in North America appears all however sure. Even third-party charging networks like ChargePoint are integrating NACS connectors into their charging stations now.