Third-party charger networks are revolutionizing the EV charging landscape by embracing Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS), giving Tesla owners a wider range of charging options. Companies such as Blink Charging Co., Kempower, and ChargePoint have recently announced their plans to integrate the Tesla connector into their charging systems, marking a significant industry shift and fostering a more streamlined and universal charging infrastructure.

The NACS, developed by Tesla, has gained recognition as a reliable EV charging connector standard in North America. Previously, Tesla owners needed an adapter to access third-party charging networks. However, the integration of NACS into these networks eliminates the need for an adapter and greatly enhances the reach and effectiveness of EV charging infrastructure.

Blink Charging Co., a globally renowned provider of electric vehicle charging equipment and services, is one of the prominent companies embracing the NACS. The company has revealed its plans for a new 240kW DC Fast Charger equipped with NACS and Combined Charging System (CCS) connectors. This advanced charging solution aims to provide rapid charging for various EV models while maintaining a small footprint, making it suitable for diverse locations and settings.

Kempower, a Finland-based player in the EV charging solutions market, has also announced its intention to integrate NACS into its product offerings. The CEO of Kempower, Tomi Ristimäki, emphasized the company’s commitment to providing a seamless charging experience for all EV drivers in North America and beyond. By incorporating NACS into their charging solutions, Kempower aims to meet customer and market expectations effectively.

ChargePoint, a technology company with extensive experience in promoting EV adoption, plans to include the NACS connector option in its charging solutions. ChargePoint’s charging stations are already compatible with multiple connectors, such as CCS1, CHAdeMO, and J1772 in North America, and Type 2 and CCS2 in Europe. By introducing the NACS connector, ChargePoint reinforces its dedication to delivering an exceptional charging experience to all EV drivers.


These recent announcements reflect a growing trend in the EV charging industry, as more companies embrace universal charging options. Tesla owners stand to benefit significantly from the integration of NACS into third-party charging networks, as they can now charge their vehicles at more locations without requiring expensive adapters. The leadership of companies like Blink Charging Co., Kempower, and ChargePoint in adopting NACS is poised to reshape the EV charging landscape, paving the way for a more convenient and accessible future of EV charging.