Tesla challenged to cede control of charging standard

The promise of a level playing field is not the same as developing a truly collaborative set of protocols

Tesla challenged to cede control of charging standard
Tesla currently controls the NACS fast-charging 'standard'. (Paul Steuber / Unsplash)

The North American Charging Standard (NACS) may include the word “standard” but is in fact the product of just one company: US EV OEM Tesla.

And while the two biggest US automakers, Ford and GM (see Fig.1), have recently signed up to adopt NACS, it is not clear what, if any, input they will have in its future development.


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