ChargePoint introduced at present the provision of NACS charging connector choices for brand spanking new orders, in addition to for at present put in chargers (CP6000, CPE 250, and Specific Plus).
Let’s recall that the corporate stated earlier this month that it “quickly” will provide NACS-compatible DC and AC charging options in North America. In an electronic mail from ChargePoint, we received affirmation that NACS-compatible tools (AC and DC) is “obtainable for pre-order instantly,” whereas “manufacturing will begin later this yr.”
That is fairly fast, however not that shocking, contemplating that ChargePoint began growing its NACS charging options in “early 2022,” which was months earlier than Tesla publicly introduced the opening of the North American Charging Commonplace (NACS) charging connector in November 2022:
Nicely, now the corporate is open for orders and presents photographs of a NACS-compatible DC quick charger (a dual-head unit with a CCS1 plug and NACS plug), related to a Tesla. A inexperienced mild on the automobile signifies charging, so we assume it is a working prototype/demo unit.
Some of the optimistic issues is that the present AC charging factors (SAE J1772), in addition to DC chargers (CCS1 / CHAdeMO), will get a NACS reconfiguration choice. We are going to attempt to ask about the price of such an operation, so keep tuned for updates.
“Particularly designed to decrease the price of restore and upkeep, most ChargePoint charging stations provide cable modularity, enabling present website hosts to interchange, restore or trade charging cables and connectors, together with NACS connectors as wanted.”
In keeping with the press launch some merchandise shall be prepared in 2023, and a few in early 2024:
“ChargePoint’s DC line of merchandise, the Specific 250 and Specific Plus, together with ChargePoint’s home-based AC line of merchandise, the CPF50 and award-winning Dwelling Flex shall be offered or might be reconfigured with NACS connector choices later this yr. Equally, ChargePoint’s latest business and light-weight fleet product, the CP6000 shall be offered or might be reconfigured with NACS connector choices in early 2024.”
ChargePoint DC quick charger with Tesla’s NACS plug
ChargePoint’s NACS-compatible plug
Moreover, ChargePoint included filters for NACS, J1772, CCS and CHAdeMO connectors in its app so clients will be capable to simply discover charging factors appropriate with their automobile.
Invoice Loewenthal, Chief Product Officer at ChargePoint stated:
“ChargePoint’s 15-year historical past as a pacesetter within the EV revolution has ready us for evolving market dynamics, in addition to enabled us to foretell buyer and driver wants. Our extremely modular charging platforms, mixed with our new NACS connector choices, permit clients to be assured that their funding in EV charging is profitable for any connector situation. We stay dedicated to growing networked charging options that guarantee any EV can cost in any parking house.”