The adoption of NACS by Nissan is a big milestone within the EV business, on condition that the corporate is the primary main Japanese participant to decide to the usual. The truth is, this transfer might additionally doubtlessly open a floodgate of functions from different Japanese gamers like Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, and Suzuki, all of whom are nonetheless on the fence in relation to their alternative of charging requirements.
The transfer might additionally show helpful to Nissan, which has been a longtime participant within the EV house with out main success. The corporate was among the many first producers to focus on EVs and it got here up with its first EV — the Nissan Leaf — almost a decade in the past in 2013. Nevertheless, following the Leaf’s arrival, Nissan has been sluggish to react to ever-changing market dynamics. This resulted in Nissan solely having a single EV mannequin in its portfolio for almost a decade, till the arrival of the Ariya. In November 2021, nevertheless, Nissan launched a “imaginative and prescient” it calls Ambition 2030, stating that it expects EVs to represent 40% of its U.S. car gross sales by the yr 2030.