Stellantis, consisting of 14 brands, continues to evaluate the Tesla NACS standard, following the example of American automakers. The company said it looks forward to discussing more in the future.
Automaker Stellantis said on Tuesday it is continuing to evaluate Tesla's charging standard. The move comes after American manufacturers, Ford and GM, adopted the North American Charging Standard (NACS) developed by Tesla. A number of manufacturers of charging equipment soon also announced their plans to support this initiative. As it turns out, some of them have been designing equipment for a while now, after Tesla opened up the NACS design to all manufacturers in 2022.
“At this time, we continue to evaluate the NACS standard and look forward to discussing more in the future,” Stellantis said in a statement to Reuters. “Our focus is to provide the customer the best charging experience possible. Our Free2Move Charge brand will offer seamless, simple solutions whether at home or on-the-go through partnerships with charging providers,” it added.
Stellantis is a multinational automobile manufacturing corporation. It was formed in 2021 as a result of the merger of the Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) with the French company Groupe PSA. The corporation owns 14 brands: Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Citroën, Dodge, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Lancia, Maserati, Opel, Peugeot, Ram Trucks, and Vauxhall. The adoption of NACS by Stellantis would be a huge step for the entire electric vehicle industry. Choosing the best charging standard will bring huge benefits to consumers.
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