December 7, 2023

As a Subaru proprietor, I’m particularly enthusiastic about this newest information.

I’m an avid Subaru fan. Sure, I drive my Subaru Crosstrek to REI in my Patagonia jacket. I’m a kind of folks. Nonetheless, I’ve been just a little peeved that the corporate has been dragging its ft with saying assist for Tesla’s NACS connector — particularly since many of the auto business has accomplished so. Fortunately, that wait is now over.

In a press launch, Subaru turned the newest automaker to announce that it will likely be adopting Tesla’s charging connector in future electrical automobiles beginning in 2025. As well as, the corporate will open up its present and future EV fashions to Tesla’s Supercharger community by way of using an adapter as properly.

Which means that, whether or not or not your Subaru EV has CCS or NACS, you’ll have the ability to cost at over 15,000 Tesla Supercharger stations throughout North America by way of both the direct integration or by way of using a CCS to NACS adapter, which the corporate says it would present to its clients beginning in 2025.

Picture supply: Tesla

Curiously, Subaru says that beginning in 2025, the NACS connector will probably be featured on “sure” EVs, indicating that it’d nonetheless launch some fashions with the CCS port till it is ready to absolutely part it out. The corporate says that it’s “aiming for 50% of complete world gross sales to be BEVs in 2030” as a part of its effort to succeed in its carbon neutrality objectives.

To supply clients with entry to the intensive Tesla charging community, Subaru will undertake NACS ports on sure Subaru BEVs launched in North America starting in 2025 and can proceed to advance NACS adoption for its subsequent BEVs to be launched after that.

Subaru is the newest EV automaker to announce the adoption of NACS. In the previous couple of months, Mercedes, Rivian, and GM additionally introduced offers with Tesla to undertake the NACS charging connector and acquire entry to the Supercharger community over the subsequent few years. All of these corporations not solely plan to assist the NACS charger, however all will acquire entry to the intensive Supercharger community as properly.

Proper now, the one EV that Subaru gives is the Solterra. Personally, I’m ready for the electrical Outback. That’s the one car that would compete in my thoughts with the anticipated Rivian R2. Come on Subaru — let’s get some competitors within the electrical journey car area!