Jaguar has made history by announcing a partnership with electric vehicle market leader Tesla. Through this collaboration, Jaguar will be able to take advantage of Tesla’s extensive Supercharging network in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Jaguar’s foray into electric vehicles isn’t just about producing shiny new cars with fancy gadgets. These forthcoming electric vehicles are equipped with Tesla’s proprietary North American Charging Standard (NACS) charging connector, making an adapter unnecessary for rapid charging. This is more than just a handy addition; it demonstrates Jaguar’s dedication to streamlined electrification.
The British automaker has no plans to abandon its current customer base. In 2024, Tesla is expected to release NACS adapters for the Jaguar I-Pace. This change coincides with the migration of other North American manufacturers away from the CCS1 charging connector and towards the NACS connector.
Vehicles, home charging stations, and retrofit kits for older models are all on the cusp of adopting NACS. The partnership with Tesla to shape a global EV ecosystem is integral to Jaguar’s plan to transform into an all-electric modern luxury brand. There has been much speculation that Land Rover, Jaguar’s sibling, will also adopt the NACS charging connector as a result of this initiative, demonstrating a unified approach within the automotive group.
Other car makers that uses Tesla’s Supercharger
Jaguar isn’t the only manufacturer to embrace NACS. More and more automakers are adding NACS charging ports to their vehicles for sale in North America beginning in 2025. Ford, GM, Rivian, Volvo Cars, Polestar, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Fisker, Honda (including Acura), and Aptera are just some of the names on that list.
“Whilst most charging takes place at home when away from home, our clients want access to fast, reliable, and convenient chargers,” said Mark Camilleri, Director of Electrification Services. Jaguar is excited to partner with Tesla to provide access to their global charging network for their customers.
Collaborations like these are crucial in shaping an interconnected and efficient EV infrastructure in a world where electric vehicles are no longer a niche but a norm. The widespread adoption of NACS and the incorporation of Tesla’s Supercharging network are paving the way for a future in which charging an electric vehicle is as common and convenient as refueling a gas-powered one.
A future where boundaries are porous and electrification is not a perk but a hallmark is hinted at by this alliance. The future of electrified automobiles appears brighter than ever as more manufacturers sign on to NACS and partnerships like Jaguar and Tesla become more commonplace.