QOTD: Who's Next for NACS?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

qotd who s next for nacs

Myself and a few other journalists were talking shop over lunch today and one of us wondered which automaker would be next to adopt the North American Charging Standard for electric vehicles. The same standard developed and used by Tesla.

Nissan jumped on the bandwagon last week.

So, B and B, who's next?

Hat tip to Jill Ciminillo for the question.

The question is pretty simple, so there's not much more preamble needed from me.

Which OEM will move toward NACS next?

Sound off below.

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  • Dukeisduke Dukeisduke on Jul 26, 2023

    SAE is also studying the NACS connector and "standardizing" it, so it will get a J number at some point (the CCS connector is J1772).

  • Tassos Tassos on Jul 26, 2023

    A neighbor near my summer home overseas bought a BEV blue Volvo little crossover, despite the charging network being all but nonexistent there.

    I also see a ton of Teslas (but no other EVS) on the roads, and wonder how can they do a long trip with no serious charging network.

    The answer, of course, is that they do NOT, and those who buy EVs, like my neighbor, have a whole FLEET of ICE cars in their garages on top of the BEV they got to look Politically Correct or for whatever other reason. AND they use the BEV for URBAN and suburban ERRANDS ONLY.

    If they have multi-member families (and staff, those also have several servants), having the fleet makes sense. But if it is just a single person or an empty nester couple, it does NOT.

  • MaintenanceCosts MaintenanceCosts on Jul 26, 2023

    It's over, thankfully. Every OEM will switch to NACS as product gets revised. The answer to this question is "whoever has the next redesigned/new model."

    Those of us with J1772 EVs will need to get an adapter if we want to charge in public.

  • AMcA AMcA on Jul 26, 2023

    I'm a Taycan owner who recently rented a Tesla. The one thing I liked about the Tesla was using Superchargers. Pull in, plug in. Unplug, leave.

    Electrify America: plug in (pulling down the little flappy door) find charger isn't working. Move car to one that is. Plug in, wait for connection. Attempt to pay (and don't even talk to me about the "3 years free" fraud), but credit card thing doesn't like the card. Unplug, replug. Wait for connection. Try another card, maybe successfully.

    • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Jul 26, 2023

      It's weird that credit card readers at gas pumps work pretty well, but not so well at charging stations. I think your experience is common.