The writing is on the wall, and public charging networks are making plans to add Tesla’s NACS connector to its EV charging stations (or to add more). Electrify America/Electrify Canada, which operates some 850 stations with about 4,000 individual chargers, appears to be taking a more cautious approach than some.
The company says it will “work to offer a NACS connector option at existing and future charging stations by 2025.” EA will continue to provide the CCS-1 connector throughout its network.
EA is a supporter of open standards—in addition to working with The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) and SAE International, it is participating in the newly created National Charging Experience Consortium (ChargeX), which will “focus on strengthening the national charging infrastructure and improving the EV ownership experience.”
“Since our founding, we have focused on building an inclusive and open hyper-fast charging network to facilitate the adoption of electric vehicles,” said President and CEO Robert Barrosa. “We look forward to continuing to support industry-wide standards that increase vehicle interoperability and streamline public charging.”
Source: Electrify America