Jaguar has established a partnership with Tesla to enable owners of its electric vehicles with access to Tesla’s enormous Supercharger network through the adoption of the company’s North American Charging Standard (NACS).
Starting in 2025, all new Jaguars sold in the North American market will have full access to Tesla’s Supercharger Network “without the need for an adapter,” according to a press release from the company. Jaguar will also source Tesla adapters and enable their distribution to I-PACE drivers whenever they are available.
Jaguar’s EVs are engineered to optimize charging rates on Tesla’s V3 and V4 Superchargers, the latter of which has yet to appear in North America. The new V4, which debuted in Europe earlier this year, is expected to arrive in North America soon and will provide drivers access to the quickest charging speeds for any Superchargers they have access to.
Mark Camilleri, Jaguar’s Director of Electrification Services, said: “JLR is dedicated to helping our clients make the switch to electric vehicles and to our commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2039. Today’s announcement is an important step as we deliver an outstanding charging experience for our all-electric Jaguar clients. Whilst most charging takes place at home, when away from home, our clients want access to fast, reliable, and convenient chargers. Tesla has created a charging network across the globe that delivers this, and we are delighted to be working with them to provide access for Jaguar clients. This agreement will enable Jaguar drivers with NACS-equipped vehicles in the USA, Canada, and Mexico to use Superchargers without an adapter.”
Jaguar joins a long list of automakers that have decided to use the NACS charging standard, including Ford, GM, Aptera, Rivian, Honda, Fisker, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Polestar, Volvo, and charging startups such as Blink and ChargePoint.