Tesla announced in a blog post that it is opening its EV charging connector design to the world and invited vehicle manufacturers and charging network operators to use Tesla’s charging connector and charge port. Tesla announced in a blog post.
North American Charging Standard (NACS)
“It has no moving parts, is half the size, and twice as powerful as Combined Charging System (CCS) connectors,” said the company.
As part of its mission of accelerating the world’s shift to sustainable energy, the automaker makes the design freely available to vehicle manufacturers and charging network operators.
Tesla renamed its connector and port to the North American Charging Standard (NACS) and stated that it’s North America’s most common charging standard.
Tesla owners will soon be able to charge their vehicles on other networks even without adapters. The manufacturer said that network operators have plans to utilize NACS at their chargers.
“We look forward to future electric vehicles incorporating the NACS design and charging at Tesla’s North American Supercharging and Destination Charging networks,” said Tesla.
Tesla also created the design and specification files available to anyone who likes them and stated it is working to codify the charging connector as a public standard. The files include the following:
- The technical specification.
- AC/DC pin sharing.
- Datasheets for both DC and AC connectors.
- Three CAD files.