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Webasto Expands EV Charging Offerings with NACS Connector 

The automotive supplier's North American charging solutions line-up gets a proactive boost.


Webasto Charging Systems is set to fortify its position in the electric vehicle (EV) charging ecosystem. The company plans to incorporate the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector option across its charging solutions, reflecting its commitment to support diverse EV makes and models.

Webasto NACS Connector | Photo: Webasto

This announcement is in line with numerous automakers that have said they will be switching to the NACS standard. But even ahead of the NACS standard adoption by major automakers, Webasto demonstrated industry foresight. The company developed a mobile cordset sample featuring the NACS connector, proving that it’s a step ahead of evolving trends. This strategic move ensures its OEM customers, and their consumers have robust access to one of the US’s largest charging infrastructure networks.

Webasto’s President and Chairman, Dr. Michael J. Bauer, stated, “Our goal is to deliver innovative charging solutions in tune with the evolving needs of the US market. By integrating the NACS connector options, we underline our commitment to facilitating electric mobility and a sustainable future.”

Webasto NACS Connector | Photo: Webasto

The company has a reputation for supporting multiple connector types, including J1772 Type 1, Mennekes Type 2, and GB/T worldwide. The addition of the NACS connector option enhances its product portfolio, addressing the shifting demands of the North American EV market.

Webasto’s VP of Research & Development, Michael Schoenberger, echoed Bauer’s sentiments, highlighting their pride in providing advanced charging solutions ahead of industry shifts. Webasto’s focus remains on catering to a broad spectrum of needs, from residential to semi-public charging.

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The company’s US product portfolio comprises Level 1 and 2 AC chargers (portable and fixed), a mobile charger, a connected TurboConnect wallbox, and a cost-efficient TurboDX 2.0 Plug-In charger. These offerings, soon to feature the NACS connector, promise increased convenience for customers.

In facilitating a seamless transition to the NACS standard, Webasto will aid OEM automakers in achieving improved interoperability and customer satisfaction. By doing so, they edge closer to realizing a fully connected EV charging ecosystem.

Webasto NACS Connector | Photo: Webasto

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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