Tesla and Volvo partnership extends electric vehicle charging access in North America
As Volvo solidifies its aim to become a fully electric car maker by 2030, the company is the first European car maker to sign an agreement with Tesla. This historic partnership will allow both current and future electric Volvo car drivers to access Tesla’s expansive Supercharger network across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
“As part of our journey to becoming fully electric by 2030, we want to make life with an electric car as easy as possible,”Jim Rowan, CEO at Volvo Cars.
Expanding charging infrastructure with Tesla Superchargers
This collaboration effectively adds 12,000 new fast-charge points to the existing Volvo charging network. The figure is set to rise, with Tesla’s ongoing expansion of its Supercharger network in the region.
Transitioning to the North American Charging Standard (NACS)
Starting from 2025, new Volvo vehicles in North America will be equipped with the North American Charging Standard (NACS) charging port. This development offers Volvo drivers increased convenience and broader charging infrastructure accessibility. Volvo is following in the footsteps of other leading car manufacturers such as General Motors, Ford, and Rivian, who have already announced their intention to adopt NACS.
Continual support for the Combined Charging System (CCS)
Drivers of future Volvo cars equipped with the NACS charge port who wish to continue charging in the Combined Charging System (CCS) will receive an adapter from Volvo. This ensures no Volvo driver is left without a convenient charging solution.
Volvo Cars app: Your gateway to easy charging
Through the Volvo Cars app, drivers of fully electric Volvo cars will be able to discover tens of thousands of public charging stations. They’ll get real-time information on charger availability and manage their charging sessions all through one single interface.
Specifications and data
- Volvo’s electric car drivers will gain access to 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
- From 2025, Volvo cars will come equipped with the NACS charging port.
- Volvo Cars app provides access to real-time information on charging stations and manages charging sessions.
Volvo’s electrification journey
This collaboration between Volvo and Tesla not only benefits electric vehicle owners in the short term but also signifies a major advancement in the long-term evolution of electric vehicles. It represents a milestone in Volvo’s journey towards becoming a fully electric car maker by 2030 and speaks to their commitment to provide customers with the freedom to move in a personal, sustainable, and safe way.
Through this development, Volvo is ensuring the reduction of its carbon footprint, setting the pace towards its goal of being a climate-neutral company by 2040. This pioneering initiative fosters a sustainable future for transportation, encouraging more consumers to consider electric vehicles, thereby reducing our collective impact on the environment.
By adopting the NACS charging standard, in line with GM, Ford, and Rivian, Volvo is contributing to a unified and standardized charging infrastructure, further simplifying the electric vehicle ownership experience and encouraging widespread adoption of electric mobility.