Mercedes-Benz also considering adopting NACS

Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) is quickly becoming just that, the new charging standard in Canada and the US with recent announcements from Ford and General Motors that they will be adding the NACS charging port to their EVs from 2025. Since the announcements almost every EV charging provider has said they are also adding NACS connectors to their stations.

While no other automakers have announced they are jumping on the NACS bandwagon, it is only a matter of time before they do, and the next to follow suit could be Mercedes-Benz.

According to a report from Benzinga, the German automaker is “evaluating ‘a technical implementation’ of NACS.” That was the extent of the report unfortunately, with the publication saying the actual source was Reuters, although we strangely can’t find that source article.

If Mercedes-Benz does follow through and adopt NACS, and naturally gain access to Tesla’s expansive Supercharger network, one has to wonder what will happen with previously announced plans for their own EV charging network in North America. Back in January the automaker said it had teamed up with MN8 Energy to build 2,500 charging points across 400 sites in Canada and the US by 2027, eventually targeting 10,000 fast-charging points by the end of the decade.  The first stations were set to open this year.

Mercedes-Benz isn’t the only automaker “evaluating” whether to adopt NACS, with Stellantis using those same words earlier this week.

CharIN is now in support of Tesla NACS Standardization in North America

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