Jaguar Makes The Switch To Tesla-Style NACS Plug
Is this another sign that NACS has won the EV charging format wars?
Surprisingly absolutely no one, yet another automaker has signed on to switch to the NACS plug – Jaguar. Like Nissan, Honda, Acura, Ford, GM, Rivian, and many others, it too will be able to access the supercharger network via a CCS to NACS adapter. Jaguar will switch its existing EV products to the NACS plug natively, starting in 2025.
Jaguar’s undoubtedly excited about the prospect. “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,” said Mark Camilleri, director of electrification services at Jaguar.
This is another nail in the coffin in the CCS plug, as it now seems that more automakers have signed onto NACS than those that haven’t. At this rate, only Hyundai, Kia, Genesis, Volkswagen Group, and Lucid are the only major EV makers that haven’t signed on. As each new manufacturer signs on, it’s only a matter of time til the rest follow suit.
Interestingly, this switch may signal that Jaguar will soon release new EV products. The Jaguar I-Pace is the brand’s only EV on sale. It’s been recently updated, but otherwise, the car isn’t that different from when it was introduced in 2018. The brand’s other models, like the F-Pace and E-Pace, are also older designs with little in the way of full electrification. Jaguar wants to become a fully electric brand as soon as 2025. If that’s the case, it really needs to introduce some new products.
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