Texas Mandates Tesla Connector on State-Funded EV Charging Stations
In a significant development for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, the state of Texas has announced that it will mandate state-funded charging stations to be equipped with a connector compatible with Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS). This decision comes as major automakers, including Ford, GM, and Rivian, are shifting towards adopting the NACS and moving away from the Combined Charging System (CCS).
The Texas Department of Transportation informed Reuters that the transition by automakers to the NACS prompted the requirement for EV charging companies to install NACS connectors if they wish to participate in a state program that involves federal funding. However, it is important to note that DC fast chargers will still need to have a CCS connector to be eligible for federal funding through the program.