The most recent business to support Tesla’s EV charging standard is Electrify America.
Electrify America and Electrify Canada’s fast charging networks will include Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector by 2025, according to the organisation, which was established as part of a settlement of the Volkswagen diesel pollution crisis.
The Combined Charging System (CCS-1) connector, according to Electrify America, will still be available across its network.
Robert Barrosa, CEO and president of Electrify America, said in a statement, “From our beginning, we have focused on establishing an inclusive and open hyper-fast charging network to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles.” “We look forward to continuing to support industry-wide standards that boost vehicle interoperability and simplify public charging,” the statement reads.
With the exception of Tesla, almost all electric vehicles (EVs) marketed in North America today come with the Combined Charging System (CCS) and access to external charging networks like Electrify America, EVGo, and ChargePoint. In an effort to persuade network operators and automakers to use the technology and aid in making it the new norm in North America, Tesla shared its EV charging connector design last year. Despite the lack of apparent public interest, automakers started collaborating with Tesla to adapt the system.
Major American automakers Ford and GM, as well as upstart Rivian and European automaker Volvo, have all pledged to start offering NACS adapters to EV owners in the past month. Future vehicles will also come with the NACS charging outlet, according to Ford, GM, and Volvo.
The parent firm of Electrify America, Volkswagen Group, is still weighing its options. The Tesla North American Charging Standard (NACS) for its North American clients is being evaluated, according to a statement from the German automaker.
The business stated that VW Group and Tesla are actively exploring ways to improve NACS performance and value for our consumers.