Jaguar is following within the footsteps of big-name producers reminiscent of Ford, GM, and Mercedes, who’ve all laid out plans to offer native NACS charging assist for Tesla charging stations. The NACS connector began as a Tesla unique however has exploded in reputation throughout the U.S. for a number of causes. One of many causes is that it’s small, with no transferring elements. It’s also extra highly effective than the opposite in style connector, the Mixed Charging System (CCS). The connector can be not Tesla-exclusive anymore, as the corporate opened up the charging commonplace late final 12 months, offering design and specification information for the connector. Entry to Tesla Superchargers additionally means a automotive firm doesn’t must construct and preserve its personal charging community.
Some are nonetheless eager on difficult Tesla. Not too long ago, seven automakers teamed up to construct a rival charging community. It is nonetheless within the early levels, however these charging stations assist each CCS and NACS charging. The newly shaped group additionally notes that there will probably be no model affiliation with the charging stations.
Till Tesla acquires an actual rival, it stays the go-to charging community for a lot of within the U.S., even when they’ve to make use of an adapter to have entry to it. So it is smart why corporations like Jaguar need to faucet into it. And if everybody adopts the identical charging commonplace, it may clear up one of many largest challenges for EVs.