Tesla’s North American Charging Standard, better known as NACS, has started to dominate the electric car market, becoming the charging technology of choice for a number of manufacturers in the United States.
A table shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, shows which brands offer support to use the NACS.
Created by Tesla enthusiast Richard Smith (@_Richard_Smith7) and shared by Tesla investor Sawyer Merritt (@SawyerMerritt), the graphic demonstrates that around 30 major car manufacturers have embraced NACS — including Tesla competitors Ford, Rivian, and Chevrolet — while more than 20 have yet to use NACS.
Updated table: pic.twitter.com/yoXKOklR37— Sawyer Merritt (@SawyerMerritt) October 17, 2023
“With six fully electric BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce models now available in the U.S. market, and more to come, it is our top priority to ensure that our drivers have easy access to reliable, fast charging,” said Sebastian Mackensen, president and CEO of BMW of North America, in a statement.
X users quickly pointed out that the brands colored in red on the table might be dragging their tires a bit.
“Not adapting, their loss,” one commenter said.
“[Volkswagen] is definitely the brand to watch now,” added another.
A few pointed out that some of the manufacturers in the “not yet” column have not waded into the electric vehicle market yet. Otherwise, it’s still a promising look at how much easier it will soon be to access reliable electric charging facilities regardless of which car you drive.
“Standardizing the NACS connector will provide certainty, expanded choice, reliability, and convenience to manufacturers and suppliers and, most of all, increase access to charging for consumers,” president of Sustainable Mobility Solutions — which is part of SAE affiliate Fullsight — Frank Menchaca said in SAE’s statement.
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