Jaguar is the latest carmaker to gain access to the Tesla Supercharger network, which will become available to customers in the US, Canada and Mexico.
The British car company has signed an agreement that will make its upcoming EVs compatible with the 12,000+ Tesla chargers that use the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector.
Jaguar’s only electric car currently on sale, the I-Pace, does not use the NACS connector, but Jaguar says it will source and supply adapters from Tesla for I-Pace customers, once they are available. Going forward, Jaguar says its future electric cars, which are due to launch from 2025, will incorporate the NACS connector, making them compatible with the Tesla Supercharger network without an adapter.
The iconic sports car brand was one of the first legacy automakers to launch an all-electric car, when the I-Pace arrived back in 2018, but has not revealed another EV in the half-decade since. Now, under the so-called Reimagine strategy of its parent company JLR (formerly Jaguar Land Rover), the Jaguar brand will be relaunched in 2025 as an upmarket, all-electric carmaker.
Jaguar said today, 21 September, how it recognizes the convenience of Tesla’s Supercharger network, and that its battery and vehicle electronics technology has been designed to optimize charging rates on both the third and fourth generation of Tesla Supercharger.
The latest, fourth-generation Supercharger can deliver power at a rate of up to 350 kW, matching that of other rapid chargers from networks like Electrify America and Ionity. Today’s electric cars generally recharge at a rate of around 150 kW to 250 kW, albeit with a few exceptions like the Porsche Taycan and Kia EV6, which can charge at around 270 kW. The third-generation Supercharge tops out at 250kW, which is still plenty for most EVs on the road today.
As part of today’s announcement JLR’s director of electrification services Mark Camilleri said, “Tesla has created a charging network across the globe that delivers this, and we are delighted to be working with them to provide access for Jaguar clients. This agreement will enable Jaguar drivers with NACS-equipped vehicles in the USA, Canada and Mexico to use Superchargers without an adapter.”
Jaguar is the latest in a growing line of car brands to pledge compatibility with Tesla’s charging network. This year alone, such brands include Ford, Mercedes, Honda, Nissan, Polestar, Volvo, General Motors and fellow EV startup Rivian.
Over in Europe, where the majority of EVs use the CCS charger standard, Tesla has begun a pilot project where other EVs can fill their batteries at some of its Supercharger stations.
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