Automakers are Switching to Tesla NACS Charging

by | Jul 6, 2023 | 0 comments |

More automotive companies are switching the charging port in their electric vehicles to Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS). So far, GM, Ford, Rivian, Volvo, and Polestar have all agreed to use NACS charging ports on their upcoming electric vehicles. Many more companies in the automotive industry are expected to follow. The NACS is on track to becoming the standard charging port in the United States and is being supported by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Currently, most EVs use CCS charging ports and Japanese owned rands use ChaDeMO. Most non-Tesla owned stations are equipped with CCS and ChaDeMO.

Typically, the only stations that are equipped with Tesla’s NACS are Tesla stations, but that could be changing in the future as well. In November 2022, Tesla invited other companies to adapt to their NACS charging port and give those vehicles access to use Tesla EV charging stations even if drivers don’t own a Tesla. They also opened up their NACS charging port to be equipped at future EV charging stations owned by brands other than their own. Since Tesla has been perfecting their EV charging stations for some time now, they can be more reliable than other EV charging stations that are hitting the market. Tesla’s Superchargers also have a bigger network with more locations. This is the main reason why some companies are pledging to make the switch to NACS, so drivers have more reliable EV charging while out on the road.

This new shift in the EV market could make the Biden Administration have to readjust their plans for the national EV charging infrastructure. They have been developing a plan to have a national standard for EV charging stations and charging ports.

Click here to read the full article, originally published June 21, 2023, by Gear Patrol.


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