Honda and Acura will use Tesla’s NACS standard. Not because they want to. Because they are tied to GM EV platform that uses NACS.
**Title: “Big News! Honda & Acura Embrace Tesla’s Charging Tech in North America 🚗🔌”**
Hey there, EV lovers! Buckle up because we’ve got some electrifying news coming your way. Honda and Acura are making a major shift in their charging game over in North America. It’s all about Tesla’s North American Charging Standards or NACS, charging connector. Yeah, you heard that right – they’re teaming up with the Tesla to utilize their charging connector! And guess what? It’s all because of a business move by GM and their electric plans. So, let’s dive into the details!
Alright, so let’s start with the scoop. Honda and Acura are saying “goodbye” to their old charging connector and embracing the new NACS, brought to you by none other than Tesla. This wasn’t just a random choice – GM, another big player in the car world, is already going all-in with the NACS standard. And since Honda’s electric vehicles in North America are leaning on GM’s EV platform, it only makes sense that they’d jump on board too.
You know we love interviews, right? Well, our friends at Autoblog sat down with American Honda’s President and CEO and they spilled the tea on why this move is so crucial. Saying “It is quite important. We also have to push NACS, as well. It is clear.” We’ll get back to the “As Well” later. The Executive Vice President of Honda Motor Co. also added “We clearly depend on GM. Once they [switch to NACS], this will follow for ZDX, as well.”
The switcheroo to NACS might be happening in 2025. But here’s where things get juicy – there’s no official word on Honda hopping onto Tesla’s Supercharger network. Could it be in the works? Jay Joseph, the VP of Sustainability and Business Development at American Honda, gave a nod to Tesla’s Supercharger maintenance. He’s all praises for how well Tesla keeps those chargers running smooth like butter. Saying “If you look at what’s so great about the Tesla Supercharger network, it’s the maintenance. They stay on top of it, they’ve got someone onsite monitoring the equipment, they’re monitoring it electronically and remotely, and they fix it – fast. That’s probably the most important thing.”
Now, hold onto your hats because this isn’t just about Honda and Acura. Nope, there’s a gang of seven auto giants coming together to create a spanking new EV charging network in North America and Honda is part of the dream team, and it’s all about giving EV buyers a top-notch charging experience.
There you have it. Honda and Acura are shaking things up in North America with a high-voltage move to Tesla’s NACS charging connector. GM’s playing a big role, and it’s all about taking electric vehicles and charging infrastructure to the next level. Will Honda jump on Tesla’s Supercharger train? We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for that one.
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