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News Electrify America Expands EV Charging Network with NACS Connector by 2025

Electrify America Expands EV Charging Network with NACS Connector by 2025

The move amplifies the company's commitment to broadening charging solutions, supporting EV adoption, and enhancing the overall user experience.

In a move that highlights its commitment to EV adoption and customer convenience, Electrify America announced plans to introduce the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector to its charging network across the United States and Canada. This new initiative aims to be operational by 2025, facilitating easier access to fast charging for hundreds of thousands of current and future EV owners.

While adding the NACS connector, Electrify America will continue to support the Combined Charging System (CCS-1) across its network. This dual-pronged approach ensures a seamless transition for automakers integrating NACS charging ports into their EV models. The company’s objective is to equip both existing and future charging stations with NACS connectors, further simplifying the charging process for EV drivers.

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Notably, Electrify America isn’t embarking on this mission in isolation. It is working alongside The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) and SAE International. Moreover, the company has joined forces with the newly formed National Charging Experience Consortium (ChargeX), dedicated to enhancing national charging infrastructure and elevating the EV ownership experience.

The addition of the NACS connector is part of a broader strategy to promote e-mobility and cater to customer needs as the shift towards electric vehicles gains momentum. Electrify America already operates an extensive fast-charging network comprising over 850 stations and approximately 4,000 individual chargers, offering ultra-fast charging speeds of 150 kilowatts (kW) and 350kW.

“Since our founding, we have focused on building an inclusive and open hyper-fast charging network to facilitate the adoption of electric vehicles,” said Robert Barrosa, president and CEO of Electrify America. “We look forward to continuing to support industry-wide standards that increase vehicle interoperability and streamline public charging.”

Electrify America’s move to embrace the NACS connector is a strategic leap to drive EV industry growth by diversifying charging options.

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