In a groundbreaking move towards enhancing the electric vehicle (EV) experience, Jaguar has recently announced its partnership with Tesla. The deal entails adopting Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) to provide Jaguar’s electric vehicle drivers seamless access to Tesla’s extensive Supercharger network. This partnership, set to take effect in 2025, is poised to revolutionize the EV landscape in the North American region.
Starting from 2025, every new Jaguar sold in North America will come equipped with full access to Tesla’s Supercharger Network, eliminating the need for adapters. Furthermore, Jaguar will collaborate with Tesla to ensure the availability of adapters for I-PACE drivers.
As Jaguar undergoes a transformation into an all-electric luxury brand, this strategic alliance with Tesla plays a pivotal role in establishing a global ecosystem of EV support. Jaguar’s electric vehicles are meticulously designed to optimize charging rates on Tesla’s V3 and V4 Superchargers. While the V4 Supercharger has yet to debut in North America, it’s expected to make its way across the Atlantic soon. This development will empower Jaguar drivers to harness the fastest charging speeds available, regardless of the Supercharger they choose.
Mark Camilleri, Jaguar’s Director of Electrification Services, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, saying, “JLR is dedicated to helping our clients make the switch to electric vehicles and to our commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2039. Today’s announcement is an important step as we deliver an outstanding charging experience for our all-electric Jaguar clients. Whilst most charging takes place at home, when away from home, our clients want access to fast, reliable, and convenient chargers. Tesla has created a charging network across the globe that delivers this, and we are delighted to be working with them to provide access for Jaguar clients. This agreement will enable Jaguar drivers with NACS-equipped vehicles in the USA, Canada, and Mexico to use Superchargers without an adapter.”
Jaguar’s decision to adopt the NACS charging standard aligns it with a growing list of automakers and charging companies, including Ford, General Motors, Aptera, Rivian, Honda, Fisker, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Polestar, Volvo, Blink, and ChargePoint. This trend reflects the industry’s recognition of the importance of compatibility and interoperability in the EV charging infrastructure.
Tesla’s openness to sharing the NACS connector with other automakers not only fosters collaboration but also serves as a catalyst for greater EV adoption. It is a strategic move that could also bolster Tesla’s revenue streams, ensuring a win-win situation for the EV market.
Additionally, several states are mandating the inclusion of the NACS connector on upcoming charging sites to qualify for government funding, solidifying its role as a pivotal standard in the EV charging landscape.
In this era of electric mobility, Jaguar’s partnership with Tesla marks a significant stride toward providing Jaguar EV owners with a seamless charging experience. As the world embraces electric vehicles, alliances like these are instrumental in creating a future where sustainable transportation is accessible to all.