“German Automakers Embrace Tesla’s Charging Standard: Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi Lead the Way”

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The announcement comes at the tail end of a procession of other automakers jumping on the charging standard, following Tesla’s announcement last year that it was opening up access. Ford added that its next generation of EVs would be integrated with Tesla’s charge port called the North American Charging Standard (NACS) starting in 2025. Since then, major automakers such as GM, Rivian, Honda, Mercedes, Hyundai, Kia, Toyota and most recently Subaru followed with their own announcements to leverage Tesla’s charging standard. Lucid, a smaller luxury EV company, announced in November it would adopt the NACs standard. The company has previously told TechCrunch it is evaluating the charging standard.