Tritium adds Tesla’s NACS connectors to its EV chargers in the US

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Tritium DCFC Limited, a Brisbane-based manufacturer of electric vehicle chargers, will begin offering Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) as a connector option with its fast chargers. 

In a press release, the EV manufacturer said its chargers are already compatible with CCS1, CCS2, and CHAdeMO connectors, which are widely used across the globe.

In Europe and Asia-Pacific, where Tesla vehicles now employ CCS2 connectors, Tritium’s rapid chargers can connect directly to Tesla automobiles, the company noted.

Tesla vehicles in the United States use a proprietary NACS connector, which requires an adaptor for charging outside of the Tesla charging network.

Tritium said the inclusion of the NACS connector to Tritium chargers in the US market will improve the experience of Tesla drivers who use Tritium fast chargers by enabling them to be charged without the use of an adaptor.

Tritium CEO Jane Hunter expressed the company’s commitment to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles by offering clients and EV drivers quick and dependable charging alternatives that can charge any model of EV.

“As the EV industry aligns on global technology standards, Tritium is committed to supporting any connectors which are widely used in our primary markets of Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific region,” Hunter stated. 

She added, “We look forward to adding Tesla’s NACS connector to our US chargers, and to our chargers in any other markets which decide to adopt the NACS connector, to provide a seamless and simple charging experience for the growing range of EV models.”

To date, Tritium said it anticipates that recent announcements from GM and Ford on the deployment of NACS for their EVs will speed the uptake of electric vehicles.

Tritium, like any other public infrastructure, said it benefits when there are more EVs on the road, requiring more use of and access to DC fast charging.

“This milestone reinforces Tritium’s dedication to driving the adoption of electric vehicles, promoting sustainable transportation solutions, and revolutionizing the way drivers and fleet operators fast charge their EVs,” said Tritium President of the Americas Mike Calise.

“We look forward to providing the NACS connector option on Tritium fast chargers for use across North America, including for the NEVI and CFI programs,” Calise added. 

Tritium said it plans to offer NACS connectors as an option during manufacturing and as a post-manufacturing retrofit kit, including for chargers deployed under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Programme and the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Programme.