Starting in 2025, Lucid’s electric vehicles will have the capability to connect to over 15,000 Tesla Superchargers across North America. The automaker has joined the growing ranks of companies committed to supporting the North American Charging Standard (NACS), which is commonly referred to as the Tesla charging standard. Lucid plans to provide customers with a NACS adapter for their existing vehicles, equipped with the Combined Charging System (CCS), in 2025. Simultaneously, the company aims to integrate NACS ports into its EVs, eliminating the need for adapters in newer models.
Ford was the first automaker to announce its intention to grant customers access to Superchargers this year, following efforts by the White House to encourage Tesla to share its charging network with other automakers. Subsequently, companies like Mercedes, Volvo, Polestar, Honda, Toyota (including Lexus), BMW, Hyundai, and Subaru revealed their plans to provide customers with NACS adapters and eventually incorporate the standard into their vehicles over the next two years.
Lucid vehicles utilize a 900-volt charging architecture, which was highlighted in a promotional campaign as the “fastest charging electric vehicle ever.” While most Superchargers currently operate at around 500 volts, limiting the speed of charging, Tesla has begun rolling out V4 Superchargers in the US that offer higher voltage charging. Embracing NACS could potentially attract customers in the region to choose Lucid EVs, as the company’s CEO, Peter Rawlinson, emphasized that adopting NACS represents a significant step toward expanding convenient and reliable charging solutions for their Lucid vehicles.