ChargePoint to Offer Tesla Charging Plugs Going Forward

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

chargepoint to offer tesla charging plugs going forward

Tesla’s fortunes seem to have brightened in the last few weeks, as Ford, GM, and Rivian announced a switch to its Supercharger network and a new charging plug standard. Now it appears one of Tesla’s charging competitors is jumping on board, as ChargePoint recently announced the availability of the automaker’s NACS plugs at its locations. 

ChargePoint operates charging locations across the country, so adding a Tesla plug is big news. The company also noted that it would begin retrofitting existing stations in 2024, further expanding access to the Tesla NACS plug. ChargePoint currently offers J1772, CCS, and CHAdeMO connectors at its locations. 

Though it was surprising to see automakers jump on board with Tesla, given the intense competition between them, it’s a little less so to see ChargePoint on the train. Without a Tesla plug available, the company risks alienating drivers from several brands that have committed to the standard going forward. 

That means we’ll likely see the Tesla standard expand beyond ChargePoint in the coming months. Companies like EVGo and Electrify America have announced partnerships with brands that may be making the transition to Tesla plugs, so it’s only logical for them to follow suit. It will be more interesting, however, to observe the transition in Europe and Asia, where there are so many other automakers vying for customers’ dollars.

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  • Kwik_Shift Kwik_Shift on Jun 27, 2023

    To compensate for the "taxes per mile driven" proposals for EV drivers?

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    • Tagbert Tagbert on Jun 28, 2023

      Most US states are now including additional fees at registration time that stand in for the fuel taxes levied on gasoline.

      I’d be fine if all vehicles were taxed based on odometer reading. Most regulatory conversations have been about using GPS to track miles driven within the state. I like that less as it has potential for abuse.

      They should just take the idea that while most miles will be driven in state, some will be out of state but that should average out between states in general and not be tracked separately.

  • THX1136 THX1136 on Jun 27, 2023

    Connection standardization only makes sense. One connector style for everyone makes it easier for everyone. Good to see this moving this direction.

  • Analoggrotto Analoggrotto on Jun 27, 2023

    The world is recognizing the superiority of Tesla, Tesla owners and our place as the future masters of the human race and the galaxy. We have the best intelligence, the best education, the best finances and are morally perched above all else. Soon the US Goverment will require Tesla ownership for all elected ranks of the federal government.

    • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Jun 27, 2023

      "all elected ranks of the federal government"

      Point of clarification: There are 542 elected Federal offices, but 2.2 million Federal civil servants.

  • Ekaftan Ekaftan on Jun 27, 2023

    Just like the household plug in the US is not the same as in other countries, the NACS (ie, the Tesla plug) can just as well be the US standard and CCS the European one...