Toyota will offer EVs with NACS in North America

Toyota is the latest automaker to announce that it will offer its electric cars with Tesla's North American Charging Standard (NACS) from 2025. That is the same year that its first US-produced electric vehicle will roll off production lines in Kentucky.

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Toyota will offer its BEVs with the North American Standard (NACS) from 2025. That includes electric vehicles from its Lexus brand. However, unlike other automakers who stated that they would equip their entire range with the Tesla plug, Toyota says it “will incorporate the NACS ports into certain Toyota and Lexus BEVs.”

It is thus unclear what models will receive the new charging system. However, Toyota does specify that the “all-new, three-row, battery-electric Toyota SUV that will be assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK)” will be one of them.

Moreover, all customers who own a Toyota or Lexus with CCS can use Tesla’s Supercharger network via an adapter. Though the carmaker does not explicitly mention it in its statement, Toyota will most likely supply adapters to vehicles with NACS, too. After all, “through the Toyota and Lexus apps, customers have access to an extensive charging network, comprising over 84,000 charging ports in North America, including level 2 and DC fast chargers” – access that the carmaker will want to continue to provide.

Toyota is the latest carmaker to jump on the NACS train. Recently, BMW, Hyundai, Kia, and Honda announced they would offer their EVs with Tesla’s charging technology from 2025.

For its part, Toyota will manufacture its first electric model in the US starting in 2025. As mentioned above, a three-row electric SUV will come off the production line at Toyota’s Kentucky plant. The battery will be manufactured at Toyota’s battery plant in Liberty, South Carolina.


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