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Nissan Ariya Will Adopt Tesla Charging Plug

By
Laurance Yap
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Jul 2023
The Nissan Ariya is one of our favourite EVs thanks to its range, space, and features. Starting in 2024, it's going to get even more appealing, as Ariya owners will be able to access the Tesla Supercharger network
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Nissan Ariya Gets Access To Superchargers in 2024

Nissan is the latest manufacturer to reach an agreement with Tesla to adopt the company’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) port for its electric vehicles. Following in the footsteps of Ford, Rivian, General Motors, and others, the deal means Nissan drivers will be able to access 12,000 Tesla high-speed Superchargers across North America, providing improved charging convenience on longer trips.

Like other manufacturers, Nissan will begin including a NACS charging adapter with Ariya models starting in 2024. The Ariya is already one of our favorite electric SUVs; designed from the ground up as an EV, it is similar in size to Rogue, but far more spacious thanks its long wheelbase and electric powertrain. It also has a gorgeous interior, Nissan’s ProPilot Assist 2.0 suite of driver aids, and a range of over 300 miles according to the EPA. The addition of Supercharger access to its list of features simply sweetens the package.

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The Ariya is currently equipped with the Combined Charging System 1 (CCS1) port for DC fast charging. The plug adapter will allow Ariya drivers to connect their vehicles to a Tesla Supercharger, or to another NACS plug-equipped charger. To charge on a Tesla charger, Ariya owners will use the Tesla app to set up an account and make payments.

Starting in 2025, Nissan will begin to use the NACS port as the standard charging port in the U.S. and Canadian markets, making charging on Tesla’s Superchargers even more seamless and convenient – and also significantly increasing the number of DC fast chargers where they can charge. Tesla’s Supercharger network is one of the most extensive fast-charging networks out there, and thanks to Tesla being ahead of the curve, Superchargers are often in prime locations.

"Adopting the NACS standard underlines Nissan's commitment to making electric mobility even more accessible as we follow our Ambition 2030 long-term vision of greater electrification," said Jérémie Papin, chairperson, Nissan Americas. "We are happy to provide access to thousands more fast chargers for Nissan EV drivers, adding confidence and convenience when planning long-distance journeys."

More Nissan EVs to Come

By 2030, Nissan is aiming for 40 percent of its U.S. sales to be fully-electric models, with an even higher percentage of hybrid models. In addition to the Ariya, which is already on sale, and the Leaf, two new EV models will be introduced in 2025. Since both models will be built in Canton, Mississippi, we expect them to be eligible for the $7,500 federal EV tax credit.

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