Tesla’s EV charging plug is being standardised by the SAE

Tesla’s EV charging plug is being standardised by the SAE

In the United States, Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) is one step closer to becoming the standard for charging electric vehicles. One of the most important standards bodies for the automotive industry, SAE International, announced on Tuesday that it is working to support the plug, making it simpler for manufacturers to include NACS connectors in their vehicles and charging stations.

“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,” the SAE said in a statement. According to the organization, the US Joint Office of Energy and Transportation helped bring together Tesla and the SAE. The association says it will create a standardized NACS connector on an “expedited timeframe,” all in hopes of improving the country’s charging infrastructure that much faster.

The announcement comes on the same day that ChargePoint said customers could begin ordering charging stations with NACS connectors, as noted by report. The company will offer the port as an option on its home AC charging systems later this year.

All the more extensively, the last month has seen Portage, General Engines and Rivian all declare they intend to take on NACS. In turn, this has pushed states like Texas to require Tesla’s connector on EV charging stations funded by the government. With the force behind NACS developing, holdouts like Charge America might reevaluate their position on the connector.

Topics #EV charging plug #North American Charging Standard (NACS) #SAE #Tesla

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