Should You Buy A Non-NACS EV?

From Transport Evolved.

Earlier this year, multiple legacy automakers announced their intent to switch from CCS Type 1 in North America to NACS – Tesla’s Supercharger inlet.

Now, as we approach the end of the year, the majority of automakers that supply North American customers have announced their intent to switch to NACS, and, come 2025, the majority of new EVs on sale will come with NACS as standard.

Which has led to lots of people asking us one very simple question: "Should I buy an EV now with a non-NACS inlet, or should I wait for NACS?"

Today, we’re going to try and answer that question…

00:00 – Introduction
01:33 – Refresher for NACS
07:08 – The Internet speaks…
07:53 – New cars WILL get compatible adapters
08:51 – Older cars?
09:52 – The problem with waiting for NACS
10:59 – Increasing pressure for standardization
11:33 – NEVI – and why CCS Type 1 isn’t going anywhere yet…
13:09 – …but reliability is something else
13:40 – Magic Docks already offer Tesla CCS Type 1 compatibility
14:05 – What about destination chargers?!
14:42 – Charging at home?
15:09 – Caveats to non-NACS?
16:54 – Nikki’s personal thoughts on her own fleet
20:01 – Thanks and Goodbye!

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

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