A MAJOR car company has signed a massive deal with Tesla to supply its next generation of electric cars.
Jaguars will have access to the Elon Musk-led company’s 12,000+ supercharger network in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
All new electric vehicles sold in the region from 2025 will have full integration of North American Charging Standard (NACS) without the need for an adapter.
The Jaguar in-house battery and power electronics technology has been designed to optimize charging rates on both V3 and V4 Superchargers.
Tesla’s NACS is more widely available and reliable than rival charging network CCS, which is backed by automakers such as Volkswagen and Hyundai Motor.
Mark Camilleri, Jaguar’s director of electrification services, said: “JLR is dedicated to helping our clients make the switch to electric vehicles and to our commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2039.
“Today’s announcement is an important step as we deliver an outstanding charging experience for our all-electric Jaguar clients.
“Whilst most charging takes place at home, when away from home, our clients want access to fast, reliable and convenient chargers.
“Tesla has created a charging network across the globe that delivers this, and we are delighted to be working with them to provide access for Jaguar clients.
“This agreement will enable Jaguar drivers with NACS-equipped vehicles in the USA, Canada and Mexico to use Superchargers without an adapter.”
It comes after Tesla unveiled its newest EV Supercharger called the V4 at the firm’s flagship showroom in Tottenham, north London.
The company said the new charger had been “specifically designed to facilitate non-Tesla vehicles using the supercharging network”.