Subaru has officially joined the Tesla Supercharger network by announcing its adoption of the North American Charging Standard (NACS), aligning itself with other major automakers like Hyundai. Starting in 2025, Subaru’s electric vehicles (EVs) in North America will be compatible with Tesla’s expansive Supercharger stations, granting access to over 12,000 charging points. This move supports Subaru’s objective of converting half its fleet to electric by the year 2030, a significant leap from its current solo EV offering, the Solterra.
In addition to embracing NACS for new models post-2025, Subaru will provide a compatible adapter for vehicles using the Combined Charging System (CCS). This strategy not only expands charging options for consumers but also positions NACS as the dominant charging standard in the market.
Subaru’s gradual EV strategy involves unveiling three new electric models by 2026, a cautious step compared to its petrol-dominated portfolio.
The transition reflects a broader automotive industry trend, with giants like Toyota, Ford, GM, and several others already onboard with NACS. Currently, America hosts approximately 56,000 EV charging stations, many of which are expected to adopt NACS soon.
Despite some carmakers still contemplating NACS adoption, like Volkswagen and Stellantis, Subaru’s commitment marks a significant milestone. The company anticipates that by 2030, EVs will comprise about half of its sales, despite them currently representing just over 1% of its U.S. sales.
With the EV market rapidly expanding and charging infrastructure evolving, Subaru’s alignment with Tesla’s Supercharger network could be a game-changer for the brand, propelling it toward a greener future and cementing its position in the competitive EV race.