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Subaru Latest Brand to Adopt Tesla Charging Standard

subaru solterra 2023 3 blue exterior front angle suv jpg 2023 Subaru Solterra | Manufacturer image

Just a couple of weeks after Toyota announced it had reached a deal that will give the automaker’s electric-vehicle owners access to Tesla’s Superchargers, Subaru has made a similar agreement. This comes as little surprise, as the latter automaker’s sole electric offering, the Solterra SUV, was jointly developed with the Toyota bZ4X.

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So Many Footsteps to Follow

Subaru’s arrangement follows the pattern established by many other companies that forged such arrangements before Toyota: In 2025, Subaru will begin providing adapters that allow its existing EV owners to use Tesla’s Supercharger network. That same year, the company will begin fitting its vehicles with the Tesla charging port on the assembly line.

Tesla calls its charging port the North American Charging Standard, and both the ports themselves and the plugs owners use to recharge their EVs are much smaller than the Combined Charging System hardware used by other companies. Earlier this year, Tesla announced it would allow other automakers’ EVs access to its charging infrastructure, and they’ve lined up in short order. Subaru’s announcement leaves Stellantis and Volkswagen as the foremost mainstream holdouts in the tide of automakers signing on with Tesla.

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