The tables are turning in the EV charging world as major car manufacturers General Motors and Ford have opened up to Tesla’s charging network. This move could set Elon Musk’s brainchild’s superchargers as the new industry standard.
Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) is much more available and dependable than its competitor, the CCS network, supported by the likes of Volkswagen and Hyundai Motor. This advantage of Tesla’s network has led other EV makers and charger manufacturers to ponder partnerships with the American electric car giant.
Considering the vast array of Tesla’s charging stations scattered across the US, it’s no surprise that industry leaders and analysts expect more collaborations with Tesla. It’ll be interesting to watch how many more companies decide to join GM and Ford in adopting NACS, as the electric vehicle revolution continues to evolve.
Here’s a list from Reuters with all the companies that are adopting NACS:
- Ford Motor Co.
- General Motors
- SK Signet
- ChargePoint Holdings
- Blink Charging
- Tritium DCFC