Electrify America Tesla Charging Standard
Electrify America announced today it will add the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector to Electrify America and Electrify Canada’s fast charging networks as part of the company’s commitment to broaden charging solutions for electric vehicle (EV) drivers today and in the future.
Electrify America will continue to provide the Combined Charging System (CCS-1) connector throughout its network as it transitions to also support automakers adding NACS charging ports. The company will work to offer a NACS connector option at existing and future charging stations by 2025 to make charging as convenient as possible for EV owners.
“Since our founding, we have focused on building an inclusive and open hyper-fast charging network to facilitate the adoption of electric vehicles,” said Robert Barrosa, president and CEO of Electrify America. “We look forward to continuing to support industry-wide standards that increase vehicle interoperability and streamline public charging.”
The decision to adopt the NACS is a significant one. Electrify America is a company that provides charging infrastructure for electric cars across North America. As a result, it is essential to have a standardized charger to make EV charging more accessible. According to Electrify America’s CEO, Giovanni Palazzo, this partnership will help provide “one of the convenient charging experiences available to electric vehicle owners” in North America.
Another crucial benefit of Electrify America’s adoption of the Tesla connector is that it will help increase the number of compatible charging points that EV owners can access. The NACS port is already widely used across the USA, with Tesla’s Superchargers being some of the most significant contributors to public fast charging. Electrify America aims to add the Tesla connector option at existing and future charging stations by 2025. Therefore, electric vehicle owners will have more stations to choose from, increasing the total number of charging locations relevant to them.
Furthermore, the NACS connector’s adoption is a big step towards a unified charging standard for EVs. Currently, some manufacturers use different charging standards, which can make it challenging for EV owners to find and use compatible charging points. The adoption of a universal charging standard will make things much easier for electric car owners. Palazzo emphasizes this point by saying, “By working together with industry leaders like Tesla, we can ensure EV drivers have access to the most extensive charging network fast and reliably while promoting EV adoption and integration seamlessly.”
The adoption of the NACS connector is great news for the electric vehicle industry. It will make it easier for energy providers to work together to develop a more robust network of charging stations. The more charging points there are, the more convenient it will be for people to use electric cars. As the market share of electric vehicles continues to increase, it’s crucial that companies plan for the future and stay ahead. The partnership between Electrify America and Tesla is a perfect example of this.
The partnership between Electrify America and Tesla to adopt the North American Charging Standard Connector is excellent news for electric vehicle owners. As the number of electric vehicles continues to rise, it’s clear that the need for a standard charging port is becoming more essential. The NACS connector’s adoption is an important step towards unifying the charging standards for electric cars, making it easier for energy providers to develop a more robust charging network. Additionally, increasing the number of compatible charging points available to EV owners will help encourage widespread EV adoption. Overall, this partnership is a win for the electric vehicle industry and will undoubtedly make life much easier for electric car owners.