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EV charging body says Tesla’s charger connector is not standardized yet

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June 12 (Reuters) – CharIN, an industry group promoting a combined charging system (CCS) standard for powering electric vehicles, said on Monday that Tesla’s (TSLA.O) charging model is not yet standard and is intended for cars. said it does not offer an open charging ecosystem for industry.

U.S. automakers General Motors (GM.N) and Ford (FN) have announced that vehicles equipped with North American Charging Standard (NACS) ports will use Tesla charging models starting in 2025.

CharIN said it would convene a task force aimed at submitting NACS, formerly owned by Tesla, to the standardization process.

He added that an open standardization process goes through a peer review process, allowing interested parties to contribute to the development of standards.

Charging equipment makers Blink Charging (BLNK.O), Chargepoint (CHPT.N) and Tritium (DCFC.O) have announced that they will offer NACS as a connector option alongside CCS for their charger products.

Tesla’s NACS connector is known to be more compact and lighter than CCS chargers for fast charging, making it easier for drivers to use.

The partnership between Tesla, Ford and GM will allow the NACS standard to dominate 60% of the US EV market.

Reported by Akash Sriram of Bangalore.Editing: Krishna Chandra Elli

Our criteria: Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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