VW, Audi, and Porsche have announced that their electric vehicles will use North American Charging Standard (NACS) charging ports starting in 2025.
The North American Charging Standard (NACS) is a charging connector system that was developed by Tesla and is also known as the Tesla Supercharger network. Now, Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche are facilitating electric car customers with a Combined Charging System (CCS) charging port to utilize the Tesla Supercharger network. This move significantly broadens the options available to customers, providing them with greater flexibility in choosing their preferred charging provider.
Porsche, Audi, and VW are committed to enhancing the driving experience of electric car drivers by improving the charging experience and fostering interoperability.
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Timo Resch, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America commented: “We strive to provide an exceptional and seamless customer experience, and when it comes to charging, greater choice is a key factor in delivering this.”
“Today our customers already have access to thousands of charging sites across America thanks to Electrify America, with existing stations being renewed and new sites being added weekly. We are proud to announce that in 2025 we will also partner with Tesla to significantly expand the network of chargers throughout the U.S. that will become available to our customers,” adds Resch.
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As Porsche, Audi, and Volkswagen implement the use of North American Charging Standard charging ports for all their future electric cars, let’s explore their EV model lineup.
2024 Porsche Taycan
The Porsche Taycan is a groundbreaking electric sports car that epitomizes the fusion of high-performance engineering and sustainable mobility. Launched as Porsche’s first all-electric sports car, the Taycan exemplifies precision engineering, delivering a thrilling driving experience with instantaneous acceleration and a handling prowess that remains true to the brand’s racing heritage. And for 2024, the Porsche Taycan is better than ever.
Its sleek and aerodynamic exterior is complemented by a luxurious and tech-forward interior, featuring multiple touchscreens and premium materials. With an impressive range, quick charging capabilities, and a commitment to Porsche’s legendary driving experience, the Taycan represents a pivotal step in the evolution of electric vehicles, setting new standards for both performance and sustainability in the automotive industry.
The 2024 Porsche Taycan will get you from 0-60 mph in just 5.1 seconds and boasts a top speed of 143 mph and a maximum power of 402 hp. From $90,900.
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2024 Audi Q8 e-tron
The 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron features a robust 114 kWh battery for extended range capabilities. Priced at $74,400, this SUV combines opulent comfort with high-performance attributes, embodying the epitome of luxury in the electric vehicle market.
At its core, the Q8 e-tron’s high-capacity battery not only provides a substantial electric range, minimizing range anxiety but also ensures a powerful and responsive driving experience. The 2024 model has a DC max charging power of 170 kW and a DC charging time of 10-80% in only 31 minutes. And now, thanks to Audi’s implementation of the North American Charging Standard for all future models, charging your luxury car will be more convenient than ever in 2025.
The 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron exudes a horsepower of 402 horsepower and boats a top speed of 124 mph. It will also get you from 0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds. For added comfort, it seats up to five passengers.
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2024 VW ID.4
According to Volkswagen, the 2024 VW ID.4 “will be available in three trim levels—Standard/Pro, S and S Plus—with the option of 62 kWh or 82 kWh batteries, as well as rear-wheel- or all-wheel drive.”
You can get 282 hp with the rear-wheel-drive model, and for extra power, the all-wheel-drive model exudes around 330 horsepower. Volkswagen explains that: “This increase in power helps to boost acceleration and is anticipated to deliver enhanced range; EPA-estimated ranges for the 2024 ID.4 will be available closer to market introduction.”
The 82 kWh ID.4 models now have a bigger infotainment display measuring 12.9-inches, bigger than the standard 12-inch.
Enhanced comfort and convenience take center stage in the 2024 ID.4. S models featuring the 82 kWh battery are equipped with ventilated front-row seats. Additionally, S Plus models elevate the audio experience with a premium harman/kardonTM system, boasting nine speakers, a subwoofer, and a 16-channel amplifier.
Stay tuned for the latest electric models from Porsche, Audi, and VW as the brands execute their implementation of North American Charging Standard charging ports for their EVs. Shop our Porsche, Audi, and Volkswagen electric inventory at indiGO Auto Group today.