Jaguar is joining Mercedes, Polestar and other automakers in adopting Tesla’s NACS chargers for vehicles sold in North America starting in 2025. The company signed an agreement with Tesla to gain access to its 12,000+ Superchargers for its “current and future customers” using the standard.
“The next generation luxury electric Jaguars, launching in 2025, will incorporate the NACS connector without the need for an adapter in the USA, Canada and Mexico,” it said in a press release, adding that it will adopt the standard for “vehicles and home chargers, and source and supply adapters from Tesla for I-PACE drivers once available.” Jaguar noted that its in-house battery and power electronics technology will optimize charging rates on both Tesla’s current V3 (250 kW) and upcoming V4 (350 kW) Superchargers.
Jaguar has been quiet of late around its EV plans, but announced back in 2021 that it would become an all-electric brand by 2025, with its Land Rover division rolling out six new EVs in 2024 — all as part of a sweeping “Reimagine” strategy. The company will use a pure electric architecture for its Jaguar lineup, replacing gas and hybrid vehicles like the XE, XF, E-Pace and F-Pace with all-electric versions. Land Rover, meanwhile, will introduce two separate platforms for all-electric and hybrid vehicles.
Many, if not most, major automakers have now signed up to use Tesla’s Supercharger network, including Fisker, Ford, GM, Honda, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Polestar, Rivian and Volvo. A number are reported to be in talks, including VW, Stellantis and Hyundai. In addition, other networks are adopting NACs, including ChargePoint and Electrify America. And recently, Tesla received $160 million in funding to expand its Supercharger network in year.
All of that shows the wisdom in Tesla’s gambit over ten years ago to make Superchargers a strong selling point for its EVs. Now, the network is becoming a key feature for other manufacturers as well — to the likely benefit of Tesla.