The automotive giant announced its adoption of the upcoming SAE J3400 charging connector, starting with select battery-electric vehicle models launching in North America for the 2026 model year.
“Customers win when the industry aligns on open standards. We are happy to announce our backing and adoption of the SAE J3400 connector, a milestone for all customers on the path to open and seamless charging,” said Ricardo Stamatti, Stellantis SVP of global energy & charging. “Our Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan puts customers at the center of open interoperability and freedom of mobility for all. This future will be amplified by IONNA, our public charging joint venture with six other OEMs that will deliver industry-leading high-powered charging for all battery-electric vehicles regardless of brand.”
The announcement builds upon the IONNA charging network joint venture announced in June 2023. Stellantis has joined with six other world-leading automakers to develop a high-powered charging network with at least 30,000 charge points in urban and highway locations across North America by 2030.
With a focus on delivering an elevated customer experience, the network will use renewable energy to provide reliability, high-powered charging capability, digital integration, appealing locations and various amenities while charging.
Charging stations will be accessible to all EV customers, offering both Combined Charging System and J3400 connectors natively.
Tesla’s NACS hardware has been adopted by Mazda, Subaru, Toyota Motor North America, BMW, Kia, Hyundai, Jaguar, Honda, Fisker, Ford, GM, Volvo, Polestar, Nissan, Rivian, Lucid, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche.
Stellantis refrained from announcing a partnership with Tesla. This is noteworthy, given that many other car manufacturers disclosed plans for their EVs to utilize Tesla’s Supercharger network in transitioning to the new industry standard. Tesla says it operates 45,000 Superchargers globally, 12,000 of which are located in the US.