Unlocking Versatile Charging: Understanding VW’s EV Charging Standard

January 2nd, 2024 by

What Kind of Charging Stations Work with VW Vehicles?

Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Scout Motors embrace innovation with plans to adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) for their upcoming electric vehicles starting in 2025. Excited? You should be! Keep reading to find out what kind of charging stations work with VW vehicles!

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Enhancing Access to Superchargers 

In an effort to broaden charging choices, the brands are exploring adapter solutions for existing vehicles with a Combined Charging System (CCS) to access Tesla’s Supercharger network. This endeavor aims to expand customer charging options to over 15,000 Superchargers. 

Accelerating Charging Network Growth 

Electrify America, a prominent charging station provider, is set to introduce the NACS connector at their stations across North America by 2025 while continuing to support CCS. This move contributes significantly to the current 3,800+ DC fast charging outlets available in Electrify America and Electrify Canada. 

Commitment to an Open-Charging Future 

Volkswagen Group reaffirms its commitment to enhancing the charging experience through open standards and interoperability, aiming to facilitate seamless and efficient charging for EV owners. 

A man charging a VW ID.4 EV.

“This step forward holds immense promise for our North American electric vehicle customers,” remarked Pablo Di Si, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America. “Access to over 15,000 additional charging points alongside the current near-4,000 DC fast charging outlets by Electrify America would significantly benefit owners of our popular electric vehicles like the Volkswagen ID.4.” 

Rebecca Tinucci, Senior Director of Charging at Tesla, emphasized, “VW Group’s commitment marks a turning point in our shared mission to enhance charging experiences for all EV drivers, accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy.” 

[Also Read: Find Out About the Upcoming VW EV Sedan – the ID.7!] 

As 2025 draws closer, expect further details on the integration of the Tesla North American Charging Standard into specific models, promising a future where versatile and efficient EV charging prevails. If you have any questions about any vehicles in the Volkswagen family, please contact us at your earliest convenience.  

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