EVgo confirms plan to begin NACS deployments in 2024

US public fast charging network EVgo plans to start deploying North American Charging Standard (NACS) connectors—in the process of being standardized as SAE J3400—on its network later this year.

Charging stations included in the rollout will serve vehicles that use CCS and NACS connectors. Deployments will begin in markets with high NACS vehicle penetration, enabling the company to maximize charger utilization. Overall utilization on the EVgo network in the first quarter of 2024 was approximately 19%, up from approximately 9% in the first quarter of 2023.

“The shift in the competitive landscape for EV charging has opened new opportunities to drive usage on the EVgo network and accelerate our network expansion by fostering new site host partnerships,” said Badar Khan, EVgo’s CEO.

Tesla and future non-Tesla NACS vehicles will be able to use Autocharge+, EVgo’s payment feature that allows drivers to plug in and charge without using an app, credit card or RFID card. Autocharge+ mirrors the Plug & Charge experience and is available to over 50 vehicle models, including all Tesla models that are compatible with Tesla’s CCS adapter.

Source: EVgo

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