Notebookcheck Logo

Next Toyota and Lexus electric vehicles to come with Tesla NACS charging port

Lexus and Toyota adopt Tesla's charging standard (image: Toyota)
Lexus and Toyota adopt Tesla's charging standard (image: Toyota)
Toyota and Lexus have become the last big automakers to adopt Tesla's North American Charging Standard for their future electric vehicles. This will give future Lexus EVs access to the whole of Tesla's Supercharger network in the US.

The world's largest automaker has given up on the global CCS charging standard for its future electric vehicles, and will be using Tesla's NACS ports and connectors instead.

Toyota announced that its upcoming electric vehicles, including the 7-seater SUV that will be made at its Kentucky factory, will arrive with North American Charging Standard ports installed, starting in 2025.

Lexus, under whose brand Toyota will release a number of the debut EVs built on its dedicated next-gen platform, will also adopt the NACS ports and connectors. The move will give Toyota and Lexus owners access to more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers in North America.

Those owners whose Lexus or Toyota EVs come with CCS ports, will receive an adapter to charge at Tesla stations as well. Toyota recently demonstrated the abilities of its next-gen EV platform whose breakthrough gigacasting method beats Tesla's in terms of efficiency and production speed.

Moreover, it is moving along with its solid-state battery project, and just signed a partnership with Idemitsu for mass production of solid-state batteries that will go into its vehicles in 2027. In any case, with Toyota and Lexus joining the fray, it seems most major automakers have now declared the adoption of Tesla's NACS system.

The charging standard wars seem to be basically over, at least from 2025 when all the NACS adoption announcements will start bearing fruit. 

Get the 48A Tesla Wall Connector with 24" cable on Amazon


static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Expert Reviews and News on Laptops, Smartphones and Tech Innovations > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2023 10 > Next Toyota and Lexus electric vehicles to come with Tesla NACS charging port
Daniel Zlatev, 2023-10-20 (Update: 2023-10-20)