Recently, there has been a shift in the EV charging market. When EVs were just catching on, manufacturers weren’t on the same page when it came to charging ports. Because of Tesla’s previously unique charging solution, now known as NACS, it was limited in the places it could charge natively.
However, things changed after NACS was opened up to other manufacturers in 2022. Since then, SAE International has made NACS plug the standard after big-named manufacturers such as Ford and Rivian adopted it. Despite its name, the North American Charging Standard was not previously the standard plug for all EVs in the North American market.
It’s a no-brainer that ChargePoint is offering support for the plug that will soon be in almost every new EV on the road. This has the potential to solve one of the biggest issues with EVs, as having a public charging station close by that is compatible with your vehicle no matter where you are in the country will benefit every EV driver.
Since ChargePoint has around 50,000 charging ports in the U.S., drivers are one step closer to achieving widespread EV adoption now that the company is in the process of adopting NACS.