Four companies within the Volkswagen Group are set to integrate NACS charging ports into their electric vehicles. These brands, including Volkswagen Cars, Audi, Porsche, and Scout, have revealed plans to adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) ports starting in 2025. Additionally, the companies will explore alternative adapter solutions to enable customers with CCS ports to connect to Tesla’s supercharger network. This strategic move aims to provide access to over 15,000 superchargers, complementing the existing network of approximately 3,800 fast-charging outlets operated by Electrify America and Electrify Canada.
Volkswagen’s ambitious goal is to have the ID.2 available for sale by 2026.
In response to the brand’s decision to embrace NACS charging ports, Rebecca Tinucci, Senior Director of Charging at Tesla, expressed, “At the start of the year, the North American Charging standard was merely a concept. Today, with the VW Group’s dedication, nearly every significant automotive manufacturer has joined forces, united by a common goal to enhance charging experiences for all electric vehicle drivers. This marks just the initial phase of our collaborative industry efforts to expedite the global transition to sustainable energy.”
Volkswagen has offered a glimpse of the upcoming ID.2all, an electric crossover slated for global release by 2026. Positioned as Volkswagen’s smallest electric SUV, it will occupy a space below the ID.4 and ID.5 models. The ID.2all marks the inaugural entry among the 10 new electric vehicles Volkswagen plans to unveil in the coming years.