Developed by Tesla, the NACS charge level is known as the Tesla connector. It was used on all Tesla vehicles sold in North America since 2012. In November 2022, Tesla opened the NACS standard to other car manufacturers and payment network operators. The NACS standard is currently being approved by SAE International, and is improving its approach to become the common standard for all EVs sold in the US and other parts of North America.
Recent entrants into the NACS fold include major players like Toyota, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Some of the major car manufacturers that have adopted NACS include Hyundai, Volvo, Nissan, General Motors, Rivian, and Polestar. The only major manufacturer that hasn’t adopted the brand is Volkswagen. However, the company is said to be in talks with Tesla about the same, and it is possible that they will also be on board.
As for Subaru, it will be interesting to see if its decision to adopt NACS has a positive effect on the company’s EV tradition.