To expand charging solutions for electric vehicle (EV) drivers and automakers, Electrify America will add the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector to its existing and future charging networks by 2025.The NACS connector, developed and owned by Tesla, was made available for use by other manufacturers in 2022. With their announcement, Electrify America joins a growing group of manufacturers intending to utilize the connector, such as Ford, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo.
Electrify America’s fast-charging network will support EV industry growth by providing more charging options. Currently, their network has more than 850 charging stations with nearly 4,000 individual chargers in the United States and Canada. In the coming months, Electrify America will share future station update plans.
“Since our founding, we have focused on building an inclusive and open hyper-fast charging network to facilitate the adoption of electric vehicles,” said Robert Barrosa, president and CEO of Electrify America. “We look forward to continuing to support industry-wide standards that increase vehicle interoperability and streamline public charging.”
While working with the Charging Interface Initiative and SAE International, Electrify America is also participating in the National Charging Experience Consortium, which focuses on strengthening the national charging infrastructure and improving the EV ownership experience.