BMW has announced it is adopting the North American Charging Standard (NACS) designed by Tesla. Drivers of BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce electric vehicles in North America will have access to the Tesla Supercharger network in early 2025.
The BMW Group adopts NACS. BMW of North America and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA announced today that drivers of BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce Combined Charging System (CCS) battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in the US and Canada will gain access to designated Tesla Supercharger stations in early 2025.
“With six fully electric BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce models now available in the U.S. market, and more to come, it is our top priority to ensure that our drivers have easy access to reliable, fast charging,” said Sebastian Mackensen, President & CEO, BMW of North America. “This agreement is the latest in our longstanding and continued effort to expand charging options for our customers as we continue on the road to electrification.”
In the coming months, the companies will work together to provide a seamless customer experience, allowing company vehicle drivers to easily find and access available Superchargers on their vehicle display. In addition, as part of the cooperation, the companies want to enable their customers to make payments through the branded application of the corresponding car.
The BMW Group will adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) for its battery electric vehicles in the US and Canada starting in 2025. The announcement comes after numerous other manufacturers have already announced similar collaborations. Ford and General Motors were early adopters, so their electric vehicles will be the earliest to be produced with the new charging ports. They will also have access to Tesla's wide Supercharger network in North America before others.
BMW NA also remains committed to its earlier plan to form a joint venture with six other automakers that will build a powerful new electric vehicle charging network in North America. The new joint venture aims to build at least 30,000 new chargers in metropolitan areas and along major highways, which will be available to drivers of all battery electric vehicles from any automaker. These charging stations will offer CCS and NACS charging standards. However, at the moment, the joint venture has not yet been created.
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