In a landmark agreement, BMW has announced its electric vehicles will integrate Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) starting in 2025, from BMWGroup PRESSCLUB.
The deal means BMW drivers in the U.S. and Canada will gain access to Tesla’s extensive network of Supercharger fast charging stations. Tesla currently operates over 50,000 Superchargers globally, with the NACS format exclusive to North America.
BMW’s EVs adopt the ability to charge at up to 250kW power levels supported by Tesla Superchargers and new V4 units with 600+ kW charging capacity are officially in service. This will provide compatible high-speed charging for BMW EV owners undertaking long distance trips.
The move signals increasing consolidation in EV charging standards. While the EU and parts of Asia utilize the Combined Charging System (CCS) standard, Tesla’s proprietary NACS has given it a dominant charging network in North America.
Now BMW is adopting NACS for its upcoming models to give drivers robust fast charging coverage as EVs go mainstream. MINI and Rolls Royce EVs will also gain NACS compatibility as part of BMW Group.
Interoperability between charging networks reduces range anxiety and makes transitioning to electric easier for consumers. Tesla’s openness to allowing BMW access shows increasing cooperation as more automakers commit to electrification.
BMW adding NACS by 2025 provides a glimpse into the future of unified charging standards. An alliance between the two premium brands to pool resources makes EVs more appealing to a wide customer base.
As BMW Group rolls out 50 new electric models by 2025, ensuring charging accessibility will be critical. Tesla’s industry-leading Supercharger network will now be open to BMW EV drivers, demonstrating the collaboration needed to enable mass adoption.