In another significant shift, BMW Group has announced that all of its cars including BMW, Mini and Rolls Royce vehicles will adopt Tesla's NACS connector in the U.S. and Canada starting in 2025. This means all BMW Group vehicles will have access to over 12,000 Tesla Supercharger locations.
Currently, BMW uses the CCS charge port. Vehicles with this connector will be able to access Tesla Superchargers using an adapter starting in early 2025.
BMW's portfolio is the latest group to join the tectonic shift away from CCS and embrace Tesla's North American Charging Standard. In addition to this plug change, BMW is working on developing a new charging network of their own in partnership with six other automakers, planning an additional 30,000 plugs in major metro areas and along highways.
“With six fully electric BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce models now available in the U.S. market, and more to come, it is our top priority to ensure that our drivers have easy access to reliable, fast charging,” said Sebastian Mackensen, President & CEO, BMW of North America. “This agreement is the latest in our longstanding and continued effort to expand charging options for our customers as we continue on the road to electrification.”
Tesla and BMW will work together in the coming months to create an app experience that enables BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce drivers to find and access available Superchargers on their vehicle’s display, and make payments through their respective vehicle’s brand app.
The automakers that have now adopted Tesla's North American Charging Standard now include: