Earlier this month, General Motors announced it would adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) in new all-electric GM models starting in 2025. Now, EV charging system manufacturer BTC Power has announced that it will also integrate NACS plugs, offering the standard in its future charging infrastructure. BTC Power and GM are just a few of the companies to announce NACS integration in the last month.
BTC Power offers both DC and AC charging systems, with a power range between 6.6 kW and 360 kW. The company has sold more than 22,000 EV charging systems, with charge points at convenience stores, retail centers, fleet operations, and more. Now, BTC Power says it will integrate the NACS connector into its charging infrastructure over the course of the next year. BTC Power also offers the CCS connector type.
“As one of the first and oldest charger manufacturers in the U.S., it has been critical to lead market innovations that include the first CCS1 charger in North America, charger rates up to 360 kW continuous, 500A CTEP Certification, and now the NACS connector,” said the CEO of BTC Power, Frank Meza. “By including the NACS connector to our chargers we can eliminate the need for unreliable and unpredictable adaptors that are being utilized by drivers using our equipment.”
BTC Power’s announcement follows a similar announcement made by GM earlier in the month, at which time the automaker stated it would offer an NACS plug on new GM electric vehicles. The first GM EVs built with an NACS inlet for direct access to Tesla Supercharger stations without an adapter will begin production in 2025.
The announcement also included the news that GM customers would gain access to 12,000 Tesla Supercharger stations throughout North America starting early next year. Charging network providers EVgo and FLO have also announced NACS integration, as has GM crosstown rival Ford, which plans to build new EVs with an NACS port as well. The NACS was originally developed by Tesla.