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Electrify America Adds Access to Tesla Superchargers

Electrify America becomes the latest electric vehicle charging company to adopt Tesla’s National American Charging Standard (NACS) connectors. The news comes after automakers including Ford, General Motors, Rivian, Polestar and Volvo announced plans to install NACS plugs in their future EVs, and ChargePoint announced it would add NACS connectors to its charging stations. was done. Electrify America’s decision effectively confirms that the industry is moving toward recognizing his NACS connector as an industry standard, as the company has the largest EV charging network outside of Tesla’s Supercharger network. increase.

charging company, a subsidiary of Volkswagenannounced plans to integrate NACS connectors into existing and future charging stations by 2025. Unlike most automakers, Electrify America will continue to install Combined Charging System (CCS) connectors on its charging stations, giving EV owners his two options on how to choose. You can charge your vehicle without using an adapter.

“Since our inception, we have been committed to building a comprehensive, open, ultra-fast charging network to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles,” said Electrify America President and CEO Robert G. Barosa said. “We look forward to continuing to support industry-wide standards that increase vehicle interoperability and streamline public charging.”

Electrify America currently has approximately 850 charging stations and 4,000 individual chargers in the United States and Canada. Adding NACS connectors to all these charging stations should take some of the pressure off charging. Tesla‘s Supercharger network is set to get even busier as EVs from five more automakers will be able to charge at charging stations.

Electrify America’s adoption of the NACS connector promises to make the CCS connector the industry standard. Automakers other than Tesla also plan to fit his NACS connectors in future EVs and offer adapters that allow owners to charge with his CCS plugs. CCS connector is obsolete He doesn’t think it will be obsolete like CHAdeMO connector. Nissan continue to use in leafBut given all the recent news about Tesla’s NACS connector, it seems unlikely that the CCS plug will become the industry standard.

Now that we’ve electrified America, ChargePoint Officially Announced The company says its charging stations will come with NACS connectors, but in the future more automakers will announce the switch to include Tesla’s charging systems in their EVs, or at least use NACS ports. I can only imagine that they will release an adapter that can be charged by .

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