Tesla Announces The Opening Of Its Proprietary Charging Standard

Tesla Announces The Opening Of Its Proprietary Charging Standard

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It has been named the North American Charging Standard with a hope to be adopted by the North American EV industry.

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Tesla announced on November 11 the opening of its proprietary charging standard, originally introduced in 2012 with the market launch of the Tesla Model S to handle AC normal charging and DC fast charging.

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Since then, it was used by the company in North America and in some other global markets.

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Tesla says that after more than a decade of use, and an equivalent of 20 billion miles (32 billion km) of charging, the proprietary connector is "the most proven in North America."

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Tesla decided to open the EV connector design to the world, naming it the North American Charging Standard (NACS), so any other company would be able to adopt it

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In pursuit of our mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy, today we are opening our EV connector design to the world

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We invite charging network operators and vehicle manufacturers to put the Tesla charging connector and charge port, now called the North American Charging Standard (NACS), on their equipment and vehicles."

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Tesla's charging standard has been designed for AC charging (single phase) as well as DC fast charging, using "one slim package."

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The company officially revealed that the DC power output might reach up to 1 MW of power, which is two times more than in the case of the Combined Charging System (CCS).

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