Lucid joins other automakers by adopting Tesla charging plug

Lucid Motors has become the latest automaker to announce that it will adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) – also known as the “Tesla Plug” – for its electric vehicles.

The move follows in the footsteps of more than a dozen other automakers that have also adopted Tesla’s charging connector, among them General Motors, Ford, Toyota, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Volvo and Honda.

“Lucid is adopting the North American Charging Standard (NACS) and expanding access to reliable and convenient charging solutions,” Lucid said in a message posted on social media on Monday. He said its customers will have access to more than 15,000 Teslas by 2025. Superchargers throughout North America.

Lucid is adopting the North American Charging Standard (NACS) and expanding access to reliable and convenient charging solutions. In 2025, Lucid customers will have access to 15,000+ Tesla Superchargers in North America. pic.twitter.com/LBDnsNDa5I

— Lucid Motors (@LucidMotors) 6 November 2023

The American automaker has confirmed in a message on its website that Lucid vehicles with the current Combined Charging System (CCS) will be able to access the Tesla Supercharger network via an adapter in 2025.

“The adoption of NACS is an important next step in providing our customers expanded access to reliable and convenient charging solutions for their Lucid vehicles,” said Peter Rawlinson, CEO of Lucid. “We believe that a unified charging standard, supported by the nationwide rollout of future-ready high-voltage charging stations, will be an important step in empowering American consumers to adopt electric vehicles.”

Interestingly, Rawlinson once worked as a chief engineer at Tesla and was involved in the design of the automaker’s charging plug.

With so many automakers now promising to switch to NACS plugs, it was only a matter of time before makers of luxury electric vehicles got in line. Indeed, Rawlinson hinted in early July that Lucid would likely adopt the design at some point.

Do you want to learn more about NACS? Here’s everything you need to know.






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