Volkswagen Announces NACS Switchover Including VW, Audi, Porsche and Scout Brands

The whole industry is planning the switch to NACS by 2025

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Like many other automakers, Volkswagen Group vehicles will use the NACS port in 2025.

If you own an Audi e-tron, Volkswagen ID.4 or Porsche Taycan, you may be wondering whether you’ll soon be able to use the Tesla-style “NACS” connector and eventually use the Supercharger network. The automaker is indeed joining the rest of the industry in the coming years, with new vehicles using the NACS connector from 2025 onward. That includes vehicles Volkswagen Group manufactures under the VW, Audi, Porsche and the upcoming Scout Motors brand, which is set to launch a new SUV and pickup around that NACS switchover.

While this tracks with Electrify America (a VW subsidiary, remember), which is also offering NACS charging by mid-decade, the company was technically one of the holdouts on actually committing to moving away from the current CCS-style port and connector. Now, we just have to see whether Stellantis, the last major holdout, will follow suit.

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All four brands are currently looking into adapter solutions to offer existing EV owners a chance to charge on networks using the NACS port, naturally including Tesla’s renowned Supercharger stations.

“This is great news for our electric vehicle customers in the North American region,” said Volkswagen Group of America president and CEO Pablo Di Si. “This potentially provides them with access to more than 15,000 additional charging points as well as the current near-4,000 DC fast charging outlets operated by Electrify America.”

We’ll have firmer details closer to the 2025 launch date, as is the case with virtually every other automaker. Whether you’re an early adopter or may be considering an electric car in the next couple years, it definitely seems like 2025 will be the year to watch, both in terms of the NACS change and a new generation of EVs with that standard baked into its design.