Fisker’s Big Move: NACS Charging Connector Coming to North America!
In the recent announcement, Fisker will use the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector for its current and future electric vehicles in North America. Fisker's first NACS-equipped vehicle is set for 2025 and will have access to the Tesla Supercharger network through an agreement with Tesla.
Initially, starting in Q1 2025, Fisker will use adapters for Supercharging, a departure from the earlier seven CCS1-to-NACS transition announcements where other companies aimed for NACS adapters in 2024. Fisker plans to update their vehicle engineering for an NACS inlet later, possibly introducing their first NACS-equipped electric car in Q2-Q4 2025. This timing aligns with other manufacturers' targets. Availability will hinge on NACS development, tests, parts, and SAE standardization. Fisker's NACS-compatible EVs will also come with a CCS adapter, ensuring charging from older CCS infrastructure. Tesla already provides a CCS1-to-NACS adapter for North America and South Korea.
Currently, Fisker offers only one model - the Ocean - although, recently the company unveiled four more models - Ronin, Pear, Alaska, and Force E, which might be launched at some point in the future. As far as North America is considered, all Fisker BEVs will be NACS compatible in the future. However, in Europe - where the 2023 Fisker Ocean is produced (at Magna Steyr's plant) - the cars will remain to be natively compatible with the CCS2 charging connector.
Furthermore, Nissan has recently become part of the group of car manufacturers incorporating the NACS port. This clearly suggests that more carmakers will adopt this technology in the coming years, demonstrating a rising inclination towards the widespread adoption of NACS ports in electric vehicles.