The shift from CCS to NACS, formerly Tesla Supercharger, as the primary EV charging standard in North America continues to gain momentum. Tesla announced in 2023 that they will be opening up their charging network to EVs other than Tesla’s and allowing other EV charging networks or automakers to use the design of their charging port in charging stalls and vehicles. Drivers have noticed that the Tesla charging system is more reliable and more expansive than other EV charging stations when driving. Tesla’s charging system’s reliability and ubiquity on interstate highways have contributed to over 90% of EV manufacturers committing to the NACS standard.
Major automakers such as Nissan, Honda, and Toyota have recently announced their intention to switch to NACS, marking a significant move by the Japanese automakers. This decision follows a trend where previously CCS-committed manufacturers are opting for the NACS standard. The list of companies now aligning with NACS includes Ford, GM, Rivian, Volvo, Mercedes, BMW, and others.
With over 2 million Tesla’s on the road in the US and EV sales increasing by up to 50% annually, the demand for NACS Superchargers is surging. Charging station manufacturers are also planning to incorporate NACS plugs into their charging stations.