Volvo Cars announced on Tuesday that it has reached a deal with Tesla to allow its electric vehicles (EVs) access to the EV manufacturer’s Supercharger network in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
With this agreement, Volvo becomes the first European automaker to use Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS), joining a growing list of EV manufacturers and charging equipment suppliers that have already adopted the technology.
By the middle of 2024, a Tesla NACS to CCS converter will be available for use for owners of current Volvo EVs, including the XC40, C40 Recharge, and the future EX30 and EX90. The charging outlets will be listed in the Volvo Cars app, according to the automaker.
Volvo is the latest major automaker to embrace Tesla’s connector, which is gaining popularity behind the currently widely used Combined Charging System (CCS) standard and is being followed by Ford, GM, and Rivian. Manufacturers and operators of electric vehicle charging stations like ChargePoint and EVgo recently confirmed their support.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Tesla’s Superchargers make up around 60% of all fast chargers in the United States.