There are currently more than 17,000 Tesla chargers in use.
Tesla owners often praise the app, the speed and effectiveness of NACS while CCS users complain about broken stations and confusing apps. CCS owners who are unable to keep up with the switch to NACS by Ford and GM will have to increase their station's reliability and add Tesla adapters.
Tesla owners might not be pleased about the change, since they have enjoyed their own fiefdom for chargers. They'll now have to make space for non-Tesla electric vehicles and could experience longer wait times. Overall, this looks like a competition that will benefit consumers.
Sam Abuelsamid is an analyst with Guidehouse Insights.
Tell them to get on with it
Volkswagen is one company that has remained committed to the CCS standards. It's not surprising that CCS provider Electrify America, which was founded in part with $2 billion by the
Volkswagen emissions 'Dieselgate
The network currently has 840 charging stations, and it plans to double that number by 2026. Toyota and Nissan haven't commented yet.
The list of companies that are making the switch or seriously considering it is below.
NACS already a commitment for automakers
In May, Ford CEO Jim Farley
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Ford announced an agreement with Tesla that will allow Ford EV owners in the US and Canada to use Tesla Superchargers starting early next Year. Ford's new generation of EVs includes Tesla's plug for charging, eliminating the requirement for an adapter.
General Motors (Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac)
Ford announced its plans for the new vehicle a few weeks after.
The same thing happened. GM customers will be able to access the Tesla network in early 2024 using an adapter. GM will also begin building EVs in 2025 with a NACS port. After that, GM will offer CCS adapters to drivers of NACS enabled vehicles. The company also plans to integrate Tesla Supercharger Network in its mobile and vehicle apps for payments and services.
It had signed an agreement for access to Tesla Superchargers across the US, Canada and Mexico. Rivian claims that the electric automaker plans to release NACS adapters for its R1T pick-up and R1S suv sometime next year. Next-generation Rivian cars (2025 or later) will come standard with a NACS charging port.
Volvo plans to produce only electric cars until 2030. Volvo's US-market cars will have NACS charging ports from 2025. The Swedish automaker has made waves with the recent debut of its
Affordable EX30 EV
It also offers all-electric models XC40 EX90 and C40 Recharge.
Hyundai president Jaehoon Chang
In June, the company said it would be considering switching to Tesla's standard. However, they are still weighing their options. Kia and Hyundai use the same 800-volt battery technology for fast charging. A Kia EV6 (or Hyundai Ioniq 6 for that matter) can recharge up to 80% of its range on a CCS DC quick charger in under 20 minutes. Tesla's Superchargers use a 400-volt system and cannot charge Hyundai or Kia vehicles.
Stellantis (Jeeps, Chryslers, Alfa Romeos, Rams, Maseratis, Dodges, Renaults, Fiats, and many more)
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Stellantis has been assembling a network in the US, Canada, and Europe of public electric vehicle charging stations (including those that meet the Tesla standard). It is not yet clear if Stellantis plans to build its own network, or if it will work with others in the NACS.
Stellantis does not sell all-electric cars, but it does sell plug-in hybrids, including the Dodge Hornet and the Alfa Romeo Tonale. This year will see the launch of an electric van for commercial use, along with a Ram Rev pickup that is all-electric.