Stellantis Joins the Ranks: Embracing Tesla’s Charging Standard Signals a Major Shift in EV Industry

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Tesla's Charging Standard Signals

Stellantis has declared its intention to equip its lineup of battery-electric vehicles with the SAE J3400 connector, also known as the North American Charging Standard (NACS), which is native to Tesla Superchargers.

Following similar moves by Mazda last month and the VW Group in late December, Stellantis becomes the latest major automaker to adopt this standard.

The company states that all Stellantis BEVs for the 2026 model year will feature the NACS connector, granting access to Tesla’s extensive Supercharger network across the US and Canada. This includes the electric Dodge Charger, scheduled for release in March, as well as the forthcoming Chrysler EV, previewed by the Halcyon EV concept set to debut today.

Tesla's Charging Standard Signals

Ricardo Stamatti, Stellantis’ Senior Vice President of Global Energy & Charging, commented, “Customers benefit when the industry converges on open standards.

We are pleased to announce our support and adoption of the SAE J3400 connector, marking a significant milestone for all customers in the journey toward open and seamless charging.”

During the transition to NACS plugs, Stellantis EVs with Combined Charging System (CCS) ports arriving in 2022 and 2025, such as the Jeep Recon electric off-roader and the Ram 1500 REV, will come with adapters.

It remains uncertain whether these adapters will be provided free of charge, akin to Ford’s approach with its complimentary NACS fast-charging adapters.

Aside from Tesla’s expansive Supercharging network, Stellantis EVs will have access to another US charging network called Ionna, a collaboration among seven automakers, including Stellantis. This network aims to rival Tesla’s Supercharger network within a few years.

Tesla's Charging Standard Signals

BMW, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, and Stellantis have pledged to challenge Tesla Supercharger’s dominance as North America’s leading charging network by deploying 30,000 fast-charging stations in the US and Canada under the Ionna initiative.

These stations will be equipped with both NACS and CCS plugs, meaning Stellantis EVs should be able to charge on them even without an adapter. With Stellantis and other automakers transitioning to NACS, it’s a mutually beneficial situation for EV owners in America.


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