Lucid Motors has announced its plans to incorporate Tesla Superchargers into its vehicles using adapters, starting in 2025. In addition to this, the automaker will also be installing Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) ports in its new models from the same year. Lucid’s CEO and CTO, Peter Rawlinson, expressed that the adoption of NACS is a crucial step in expanding reliable and convenient charging solutions for Lucid’s customers. However, the launch of Lucid’s second model line, the Gravity SUV, precedes these changes, indicating that the first productions of SUVs will use CCS ports.
Lucid will join other major automakers in adopting NACS and allowing their EVs to charge at Tesla Superchargers, including General Motors, Ford, BMW, Hyundai, Kia, Honda, Fisker, Lexus, Rivian, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Polestar, Rolls-Royce, and Volvo. Meanwhile, several charging networks are already installing NACS cables at their stations, and more plans to do so soon.
Despite lowering prices during 2023, Lucid’s EV production has been stalled recently. The majority of NACS holdouts are Volkswagen Group brands such as Audi, Porsche, Skoda, SEAT, and VW. These automakers have their own charging network called Electrify America, primarily featuring CCS ports. Similarly, Stellantis brands like Chrysler, Fiat, Jeep, Ram, and Alfa Romeo have not yet offered an EV in the US, but they will soon, with the arrival of the Fiat 500e in 2024.