Stellantis has been slow to roll out new electric models, so it’s not surprising to see the automaker being one of the last to join Tesla’s North American Charging Standard. That changed yesterday, as the automaker announced that it would begin offering the tech on some electrified vehicles starting in 2026.
We’ll see several new EVs from the automaker starting this year, from the Jeep Wagoneer S to the Ram 1500 REV. Though it doesn’t currently have a fully electric vehicle in the U.S. now, Jeep sells two plug-in hybrids, Chrysler has a PHEV minivan, and there are also the Dodge Hornet and Alfa Romeo Tonale PHEV twins. Those vehicles will be able to use an adapter to charge on Tesla’s Supercharger network, while future models will get NACS charging ports at the factory.
Tesla’s charging network not only expands the number of available chargers to outside brands, but it’s generally viewed as offering a more reliable and seamless public charging experience, something every EV owner wants. At the same time, Stellantis is one of several automakers partnering to develop a separate charging network.
Called Ionna, the joint venture aims to build 30,000 chargers by the end of the decade, and they will be brand-agnostic, meaning any EV can charge. Improving the charging experience, including the availability of chargers, is a vital step needed to ensure continued EV adoption.
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