CCS to NACS – Here’s What You Need For A Successful Transition To Tesla’s Inlet

From Transport Evolved.

Following on from Ford’s recent announcement that it would be adding Tesla’s NACS to all of its electric vehicles from 2025 onwards, General Motors made an announcement last week that it would also be following Ford and adopting NACS as its inlet of choice.

Now, with charging providers and equipment manufacturers all jumping on board, and other automakers poised to make the switch, here’s our take on what a smooth transition to NACS will need to look like in North America…. based on the challenges ahead, and what the industry needs to happen in order to ensure EV sales and adoption rates don’t temporarily drop.


Watch our video on Ford’s original announcement –
Watch our video with Jeremy from EVgo explaining EV fast charging –


00:00 – Introduction
01:40 – Disclaimer
02:54 – What we know thus far
04:39 – Vagueness about technicalities
06:41 – Charging station manufacturers, networks, join in
07:07 – CharIN is in
08:15 – How did we get here?
08:43 – Was it US Protectionism?
11:52 – How we get to a NACS future
12:54 – There’s no room for leaving charging infrastructure unloved
14:20 – Avoiding FUD, and the fate of CHAdeMO
16:03 – Tesla needs to commit to not changing things
16:24 – Avoiding the pitfalls Apple is famous for
17:09 – Tesla’s past history with third-party CCS adaptors
18:06 – The need for legal security
18:38 – The need for open-sourced adapters
19:20 – It’s all about communication
20:16 – Let’s not forget OG Model S, X, and 3 Owners
20:57 – It will negatively affect sales (for a while)
21:40 – 800 V Compatibility needs to happen quickly
23:29 – V2G compatibility is an unknown
23:59 – Prices could (temporarily) go up.
25:20 – Thanks, and Goodbye!

05:32 – Link To Jeremy Video
08:26 – Link to Video on Ford Announcement


Script: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Kate Walton-Elliott
Presenter: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Editor, Colorist: Michael Horton
Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
© Transport Evolved LLC, 2023

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