Lucid adopts a Tesla charging plug, joining the ranks of other automakers

Lucid adopts a Tesla charging plug, joining the ranks of other automakers.

The latest automaker to declare that its electric vehicles will use the North American Charging Standard (NACS), popularly referred to as “the Tesla plug,” is Lucid Motors.

This action is in line with the actions of nearly a dozen other automakers, including General Motors, Ford, Toyota, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Volvo, and Honda, which have all embraced Tesla’s charging connector.

In a statement shared on social media on Monday, Lucid stated, “Lucid is adopting the North American Charging Standard (NACS) and expanding access to reliable and convenient charging solutions.” It also mentioned that starting in 2025, its clients will have access to more than 15,000 Tesla Superchargers across the continent.

The American automaker announced in a statement on its website that Lucid cars equipped with the existing Combined Charging System (CCS) will be able to connect to the Tesla Supercharger network in 2025 with the help of an adaptor.

According to Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson, “adopting NACS is an important next step to providing our customers with expanded access to dependable and convenient charging solutions for their Lucid vehicles.” “We think that a national rollout of higher-voltage charging stations that are ready for the future, coupled with a unified charging standard, will be a critical step in enabling American consumers to adopt electric vehicles.”

It’s interesting to note that Rawlinson contributed to the creation of Tesla’s charging plug during his tenure as chief engineer.

As more and more automakers committed to using the NACS plug, it was only a matter of time until the manufacturer of high-end electric cars followed suit. In fact, Rawlinson hinted early in July that Lucid would probably use the concept eventually.

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