NACS, The Future Of EV Charging And More (With ABB)

From Transport Evolved.

It’s time for another U.S. round of Formula E – and this year, it’s happening on our home turf of Portland Oregon.

Before the race however, we got to sit down with Bob Stojanovic from race sponsors ABB and chat about some of the challenges facing the EV charging industry this year, from the sudden transition to NACS, battery-supported EV fast charging in rural areas, and much more.


Dislciamer: ABB Provided hospitality to
Transport Evolved during the
2023 ABB Southwire Portland e-Prix
at Portland International Raceway.

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Presenter: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Guest: Bob Stojanovic, ABB
Camera: Michael Horton
Animation & Art: Erin Carlie
Editor, Colorist: Michael Horton
Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
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00:00 – Introduction
01:49 – Developing Charging for Formula E
02:37 – Mechanical challenges of transporting equipment
03:30 – ABB adopting NACS
06:35 – How not to alienate existing users with NACS
08:22 – Redunancy for older standards – Adaptor use
10:02 – Battery-Backed Charging Stations and grid stability
13:22 – V2G and V2L, Emergency Power Backup
14:36 – Formula E and high-power charging in Industry
17:16 – Thanks, and Goodbye!