Fisker Inc., a California-based luxury electric vehicle manufacturerer, announced it has signed an agreement with Tesla to adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) on its first electric vehicles in 2025.
This deal will allow Fisker owners to utilize Tesla’s 12,000 Supercharger stations located across the United States and Canada, which Tesla states are capable of adding up to 200 miles of range in just 15 minutes. The NACS allows for both AC and DC charging within a single plug, and can provide up to 1 MW of power on DC. All current and future Fisker owners will be covered under this agreement.
To have access to the charging system, which currently makes up nearly 60% of all direct-current fast charger in the United States, Fisker customers will utilize a NACS adapter which plugs directly into the Superchargers. Fisker will later update its vehicle engineering to include an NACS inlet, as well as provide a CCS adapter so customers can continue to charge using that standard.
Fisker joins a growing list of electric vehicle suppliers to join the Tesla North American Charging Standard, including GM, Rivian, Ford, and Mercedes-Benz. The automakers will begin equipping their EVs with NACS charging ports in 2025 and will provide current EV owners with adaptors that will allow them to use the Supercharger network in 2024.
More than $7.5 billion is earmarked for EV charging expansion by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed by Congress and signed by President Biden in 2021. With Tesla regaining market momentum by cutting a number of charging technology deals with other automakers, earlier this summer automotive standards SAE International reported it was working on developing an industry standard around NACS.