Unlike other brands that adopted the NACS charging connector, Stellantis maintained its discrete behavior over the name. It only mentioned the connector as “SAE J3400”. SAE’s official website mentioned the J3400 as the North American Charging System (NACS).
“We are happy to announce our backing and adoption of the SAE J3400 connector,” said Ricardo Stamatti, Stellnatis SVP of global energy and charging.
Stellantis mentioned that the SAE J3400 charging connector will be coming to its 2026 model-year BEVs after a year.
The carmaker added that it will make adapters available for vehicles with a Combined Charging System (CCS) port to access NACS charging systems during the transition.
NACS is already been announced by all of the major car makers including Ford Motor, BMW Group, Fisker, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai Motor Group, Jaguar Land Rover, Lucid Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Polestar, Rivian, Subaru, Toyota, Volvo Cars, Mazda and Volkswagen Group.
After this new addition, Mitsubishi Motors is the only car maker left to join the charging system.
Stellantis also shed light on the IONNA, a joint charging network venture of six major automakers. These include BMW, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, and Stellantis.
On February 9, IONNA announced to start of its operations in North America and appointed a CEO named Seth Cutler.
The EV charging network aims to install at least 30,000 EV charging stations across North America while the first set of chargers may come in the second half of this year.