“With over a decade of use and 20 billion EV miles of charging to its name, Tesla’s charging connector is North America’s most proven, offering AC charging and up to 1 MW DC charging in one sleek package,” wrote the Elon-owned company. Musk in a statement shared on Twitter.
Quoting Electrek, this decision comes after a petition by Aptera for Tesla’s charge connector to replace the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the new standard for electric vehicles in North America in early 2022.
“In pursuit of our mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy, today we are opening up our EV connector design to the world,” the electric carmaker said.
To that end, Tesla is inviting charging network operators and vehicle manufacturers to install Tesla charging connectors and charging ports, now called the North American Charging Standard (NACS), on their equipment and vehicles.
Tesla said NACS will be the most common charging standard in North America having 60% more Tesla Supercharging network posts than all CCS-equipped networks combined.
“Network operators already have plans to incorporate NACS into their chargers, so Tesla owners can look forward to charging on other networks without an adapter,” he added.
With that in mind, Tesla looks forward to future electric vehicles that combine the NACS design and charging on Tesla’s North America Supercharging and Destination Charging network.
“As a pure electrical and mechanical interface agnostic to use cases and communication protocols, NACS is easy to adopt. Design and specification files are available for download, and we are working actively with the relevant standards bodies to draft the Tesla charging connector as a public standard,” concluded Tesla. .