Jaguar aligns with Tesla

28 September 2023 BY Jean-Sébastien Poudrier

Unity is strength, and this is something that the top executives at the Jaguar brand have come to understand. Jaguar intends to switch to the NACS (North American Charging Standard) established by Tesla. This will allow the new vehicles from the British manufacturer to access a network of over 12,000 fast charging stations.

 

Jaguar's goal, like that of other automakers that have also adopted the NACS standard, is to make it easier for electric vehicle owners to access charging stations. The best way to achieve this is by standardizing the connectors and charging stations used by all electric vehicles. This will accelerate the growth of the charging network to address the lack of infrastructure. Currently, this is one of the strongest arguments made by people who are hesitant to buy an electric vehicle instead of a gasoline model.

 

New models coming by 2025

 

For now, the British manufacturer offers only one 100% electric model, the Jaguar I-PACE. In reality, the model is more like a concept than a production vehicle, which is why its distribution is rather limited. However, it seems that the manufacturer has finally decided to open the floodgates, as new 100% electric models are expected to hit the market by 2025. Of course, this new generation of electric models will come with the NACS-type connector as standard. Unfortunately, we do not yet know what the new electric models from the brand will be or how often they will be unveiled. In any case, we are eager to discover them.

 

As for the current model, the I-Pace, Jaguar has announced that an adapter will be provided to owners as soon as it becomes available.

 

The JLR group, of which Jaguar is a part, aims for carbon neutrality by 2039. This is why the manufacturer has decided to join forces with Tesla by using its charging method. Jaguar is not the only automaker in this situation, as Acura, Fisker, General Motors, Ford, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Rivian, Polestar, Volvo, and several others have also made the same decision. Don\'t be surprised if other manufacturers make the same transition in the coming months. In fact, I believe it will soon be quicker to name the manufacturers that have not adopted the NACS method.

 

Jean-Sébastien Poudrier