ABB To Add Tesla NACS Plug Choice To Its New Merchandise

ABB E-mobility just lately launched in North America a brand new set of EV charging merchandise, together with a brand new Terra AC Wallbox 40/80A (9.6 or 19.2 kilowatts), Terra 360 DC quick charger (as much as 360 kW), and HVC360 energy cupboard for big DC quick charging stations.

Whereas the brand new merchandise, displayed on the EVS36 convention in Sacramento, California, are anticipated to boost quite a lot of curiosity, there is likely to be a good larger change simply across the nook.

A couple of days in the past, ABB E-mobility formally introduced an intention so as to add Tesla’s North American Charging Commonplace (NACS) charging plug, as an choice to its charging merchandise in North America – in all probability in each, DC quick chargers and AC wallboxes (presently outfitted with SAE J1772 plug).

The transfer follows the announcement that Ford and Common Motors are switching from the Mixed Charging System (CCS1) to NACS.

Let’s simply word that ABB, as a producer of charging gear, just isn’t switching to something, however merely including one other choice to all different world or regional options:

  • DC: CCS1, CCS2, MCS, CHAdeMO, GB/T
  • AC: Sort 1 (SAE J1772), Sort 2 (“Mennekes”), GB/T

“ABB E-mobility has been driving progress for over a decade as a world chief within the e-mobility business. We are going to proceed to guide by including the North American Charging Commonplace (NACS) as an possibility for our merchandise. Open requirements and interoperability are foundational components of a sturdy and scalable #emobility economic system. We are going to proceed our dedication to world and regional requirements (CCS, MCS, CHAdeMO, GB/T), and #collaboration with our companions and the remainder of business to ship charging options that speed up the #electrification of “transportation for all.

Nonetheless, it doesn’t imply that ABB chargers are already out there with the NACS plugs, as the corporate clarified that first the testing, design, and validation steps should be accomplished. We do not know whether or not they began, although. That probably is determined by whether or not Tesla sends samples of the gear – plug, inlet, cable, electronics, and software program with documentation and check gadgets – to OEMs.

It is also not clear at this level whether or not the provide will embrace retrofitting the present chargers, of which ABB offered so much.

“We are going to incorporate the NACS connector into our merchandise as soon as the testing, design, and validation steps are full.”


Tesla nearly instantly responded to the announcement – “The extra the merrier! Welcome,” which signifies that the corporate is able to present every little thing that’s required to provide NACS-compatible charging gear by OEMs.


ABB’s Terra 360 quick chargers have a peak energy of 360 kW, shared by two outputs (presently CCS), however there’s a large probability that this explicit charger will get a model with CCS1 and NACS plugs.

ABB Terra 360 fast charger

ABB Terra 360 quick charger