Tesla Wants Other Cars to Use Its Charger Port
Tesla has always used its own charging technology and port, while other car manufacturers used a few different standards. While most governments and manufacturers are now backing the Combined Charging System (CCS) for fast charging, Tesla is presenting an alternative.
Tesla announced today that it will allow its charging connector and technology to be used by other businesses, while renaming it to the “North American Charging Standard,” or NACS for short. That means Tesla chargers will start showing up at more charging stations outside of Tesla’s own Supercharger network, and perhaps most importantly, other EVs can use Tesla’s charging port and infastructure.
Tesla said in a blog post, “NACS is the most common charging standard in North America: NACS vehicles outnumber CCS two-to-one, and Tesla’s Supercharging network has 60% more NACS posts than all the CCS-equipped networks combined. Network operators already have plans in motion to incorporate NACS at their chargers, so Tesla owners can look forward to charging at other networks without adapters.”
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