ABB Adds Tesla’s Charging Standard for its Products


In a recent move signalling greater alignment within the e-mobility industry, ABB E-Mobility, a globally recognized leader in the field, announced its decision to adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) for its products. This step aligns ABB with industry giants like Ford and GM, who have also recently adopted the Tesla-backed charging standard.

ABB E-Mobility’s commitment to progress and innovation in the electric vehicle (EV) sector has spanned over a decade. By introducing the NACS as an option in their product range, the company further underscores the importance of open standards and interoperability. Such elements, as per ABB, are pivotal to building a resilient and scalable e-mobility economy.

Tesla responded to the announcement by saying, “the more the merrier”.

Despite integrating NACS, ABB maintains its commitment to other global and regional charging standards, including CCS, MCS, CHAdeMO, and GB/T. The company has also expressed its intent to continue collaborations with partners across the industry. The objective remains the same – to expedite the electrification of transportation for all, thereby pushing forward the e-mobility agenda.

According to ABB, it has over 1 million chargers deployed worldwide.

Separately, Pure Watercraft, makers of electric boats, says it plans to put Tesla’s charging connectors on its watercraft as well: