Stellantis to Adopt SAE Standard J3400 NACS Connector for BEV Charging
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Stellantis to Adopt SAE Standard J3400 NACS Connector for BEV Charging

Dodge Charger, with J3400 NACS connector, parked in front of two modern garage doors.
  • Stellantis has announced it will install the SAE Standard J3400 charging systems in select 2026 model year BEVs. 
  • The automaker is involved in the IONNA North American charging network that will open the first of 30,000 charging stations in 2024. 
  • Stellantis is the last of the major North American OEMs to announce the adoption of the new charging port that will give EV drivers access to the Tesla Supercharger network. 

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Stellantis North America has finally joined the rest of the North American automakers by announcing it will adopt the J3400 battery-electric vehicle (BEV) charging port. The SAE standards will give all EVs the option of using Tesla Superchargers with NACS ports and non-Tesla DC fast charging stations with Combined Charging System CCS connectors.  


Supporting New BEVs From Stellantis Car Brands

The Stellantis car brands will soon release BEVs like the Jeep Recon and the Dodge Charger EV using the newest STLA Large Platform. The automaker’s plug-in hybrid vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler 4xe, Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, and Dodge Dart R/T Plug-in Hybrid will still use the J1772 Level 2 charging plug — as these vehicles cannot use DC fast-charging stations. 

As the Jeep Recon is expected to arrive on dealership lots in 2024, early customers will use a CCS-to-J3400 adapter after the transition. Early 2025 models will also need an adaptor, as the SAE is still finalizing details about the new J3400 charging system. Select Stellantis brand vehicles will use the new SAE charging standards in the 2026 model year. 


Expanding Charging with the New IONNA Charging Network

Stellantis North America is also involved in the IONNA charging network with other major OEMs like Ford, GM, Kia, and Hyundai. This exciting project will add at least 30,000 high-powered charging stops in cities and near highway off-ramps by 2030. The excitement involves being able to use the IONNA system natively, so drivers won’t have to use a smartphone app to pay for charging time. The first IONNA charging stations are expected to open in 2024. 


Moving to Carbon Net Zero

Joining the J3400 charging standard and investing in IONNA EV charging options helps Stellantis meet its Dare Forward 2030 goal of cutting carbon emissions in half 2030 and becoming a carbon net zero company by 2038. 

Ricardo Stamatti, the Stellantis SVP of Global Energy & Charging said, “Customers win when the industry aligns on open standards. … 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.”


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KRISTEN BENTLEY

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