Commitment to broadening charging options for electric vehicle drivers
Electrify America, fast charging network, recently declared its plan to add the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector to its widespread network in both America and Canada. This move is part of the company’s drive to widen and improve charging solutions for electric vehicle (EV) drivers.
“We look forward to continuing to support industry-wide standards that increase vehicle interoperability and streamline public charging.”Robert Barrosa, president and CEO of Electrify America
The timeline for NACS connector implementation
By 2025, Electrify America aims to offer a NACS connector option at all its existing and future charging stations. This step will enhance the convenience of charging for EV owners.
Strengthening collaboration with industry initiatives
Working with The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) and SAE International, Electrify America is also joining the recently established National Charging Experience Consortium (ChargeX). ChargeX’s mission is to reinforce national charging infrastructure and improve the EV ownership experience.
Continuing the support for CCS-1
While the inclusion of the NACS connector is exciting news, the company assures its customers that the Combined Charging System (CCS-1) connector will remain in place throughout its network.
Celebrating achievements in EV charging
The addition of the NACS connector is in line with Electrify America’s ongoing effort to drive forward EV adoption and provide ultra-fast charging for all EVs.
Electrify America and Electrify Canada boast over 850 charging stations with about 4,000 individual chargers. Their stations feature some of the fastest charging speeds available today, at 150 kilowatts (kW) and 350kW.
Charting the future of EV charging
As Electrify America extends its charging network to accommodate the ever-growing number of EV drivers, it also expands possibilities for the EV industry. By adding the NACS connector, the company ensures a greater inclusivity, thus fostering a more sustainable transportation future.