Honda and Acura EVs to Join Tesla's Supercharger Network Starting in 2025

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

honda and acura evs to join tesla s supercharger network starting in 2025

Last month, we reported that Honda and Acura would join Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS). The Japanese automakers rely on General Motors’ EV technology for some new models, and the U.S. company committed to Tesla’s standard early on, so it wasn’t a surprising development that Honda would follow suit. Yesterday, the automakers confirmed the reports and put a timeline on the commitment, stating that they would implement the plugs in new EVs starting in 2025. 

The automakers’ two new EVs, the Honda Prologue and Acura ZDX, both rely on GM’s Ultium platform and battery technology, which gave them a jump start on new vehicle development but tied them to GM’s decisions on evolving and refining the platform. General Motors said it would make the transition to NACS in 2024. 

Honda also joined forces with Hyundai, Kia, Stellantis, BMW, GM, Mercedes-Benz, and others on plans to develop another nationwide charging network of DC fast chargers. Their efforts add to new projects from public and private businesses and government agencies to build out a more comprehensive national charging network. 

Many of today’s EV chargers are unreliable and don’t reach their advertised charging speeds. Companies like Electrify America, EVGo, and ChargePoint have locations across the country, but they struggle with downtime, and their payment systems are infuriating in the best of times. Tesla’s Supercharger network is regarded as being more reliable and easier to use, but it’s also frequently at capacity, leaving drivers with long wait times to access a charger.

[Image: Honda]

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  • El scotto El scotto on Sep 08, 2023

    Well, because it still works; I have a CD/VHS player that records one medium to the other. If we wanna watch a movie it's on demand.

    I had a brick cell phone with three-county coverage. Who is gonna come up with a wireless charger for cars?

  • Lorenzo Lorenzo on Sep 08, 2023

    There you have it. EVERYBODY will stop at the Tesla Diner while their car is charging. The menu will go upscale with caviar and vishy-swazz, and 12-buck coffee.

  • Dukeisduke There were aftermarket ac/c systems for these - they used a plastic duct with vents that sat atop the transmission tunnel.
  • GrumpyOldMan I had a '73 for around 18 years. It had a foot operated windshield washer pump, four grease fittings (one on each each door hinge), and coil spring rear/transverse leaf front suspension. No trunk, but a good size luggage area behind the seats. Almost made it to 200K miles, but the tin worm got it.
  • Dukeisduke As far as I'm concerned, the jury's still out on the new Tacoma. I've read about too many new Tundras with mechanical problems like failed wastegates. I'm not confident these won't have similar teething problems. Toyota should just stay away from turbos.
  • TheDrake I owned a ‘69 GT back in the mid seventies and it was a great little car. The 1.9 liter engine in a rwd car that weighed around 2,000 lbs made for a fun ride. Maybe the best handling car I ever drove, felt like it was on rails.
  • Dukeisduke I thought that was a picture from "Faster with Finnegan", I mean, "Faster with Cotten and Newbern".