Tesla is making its EV charging system available in the North American market to other manufacturers. The Tesla charger under the North American charging standard will be renamed.
By publishing the already renamed NACS cable specifications, the company hopes that other manufacturers will adopt the standard. In their own words The cable in question has “no moving parts, and is half the size and twice as strong” compared to the Common Charging System, the main charging cable competitor in North America.
Furthermore, Tesla claims that there are twice as many NACS vehicles as CCS vehicles in North America and that there are 60 percent more Supercharger charging points in the same area than all CCS charging points combined. Tesla was the first major manufacturer of electric cars, and as such it holds a large share of the North American market.
However, most of the related electric vehicle manufacturers have so far used the CCS standard. BMW, Polestar, Renault, Volkswagen, Audi and Jaguar, among others, use relevant standards for charging electric vehicles. Many Tesla cars are also CCS compatible via an adapter.
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