Webasto Charging Systems, a trailblazer in the EV charging equipment manufacturing industry, has recently showcased a fully operational mobile cordset prototype featuring the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector. This move aligns with Tesla’s North American Charging Standard and is expected to revolutionize the EV charging landscape.
A Proactive Approach to EV Charging
Webasto’s announcement of the NACS connector wasn’t the only highlight; the company also hinted at its imminent arrival. This rapid progress is attributed to the company’s forward-thinking strategy, which led to the creation of a fully operational mobile cordset sample with the NACS connector, even before major car manufacturers announced their shift to the NACS standard.
“Webasto Charging Systems plans to incorporate a NACS coupler option into its North American EV Supply Equipment product range. This will enable customers with NACS-compatible electric cars to find the perfect charging solution tailored to their needs.”
A Wide Range of NACS-Compatible Products
Webasto’s NACS option will be available in a variety of products, including:
- Level 1 and 2 AC Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) for residential and semi-public applications
- The Webasto Go mobile charger for home and mobile charging
- The TurboConnect wallbox equipped with the WCC App and backend, ideal for fleet, workplace, and hospitality charging
- The cost-efficient TurboDX 2.0 Plug-In charger
Industry Leaders Embrace the Future
The proactive planning by EV charging equipment manufacturers like Webasto, ChargePoint, and BTC Power, among others, is crucial in preparing for the evolving business landscape. This foresight will facilitate a smoother transition from CCS1/J1772 to NACS.
“We are committed to providing innovative charging solutions that cater to the evolving demands of the US market. We are dedicated to promoting electric mobility and fostering a sustainable future.” – Dr. Michael J. Bauer, President and Chairman of Webasto Charging Systems
In related news, Nissan recently became the first Japanese automaker to agree to adopt Tesla’s electric-vehicle charging technology in the U.S. and Canada, joining global peers in expanding their fast-charger network to boost EV adoption.
Webasto’s commitment to delivering advanced charging solutions that align with industry standards and requirements is a testament to their dedication to the EV industry. For an updated list of companies that have already adopted NACS, click here.
References and Facts
Here are some related news and facts about the Webasto NACS charging connector option:
- Webasto Charging Systems has unveiled the NACS coupler option for its North American EV Supply Equipment product line-up3.
- The NACS connector option will be offered by Webasto Charging Systems for its charging systems4.
- Webasto intends to be among the first EV charging equipment manufacturers to offer an option of NACS connector to its charging1.
- Eaton has confirmed that the NACS charging connector option will become available for new chargers in 20242.
- Webasto Charging Systems has revealed its plan to roll out the NACS connector for its extensive suite of charging solutions5.
- The new charging connectors will enable Webasto’s OEM partners to transition to NACS more quickly6.