On Monday 21st August, the Texas Department of Transportation approved legislation to require new charging stations to include Tesla’s NACS (North America Charging Standard) to be eligible for federal subsidies. The decision was expected after the state announced plans for mandatory implementation of the NACS system earlier this year.
Currently, federal legislation requires all vehicles to be equipped with CCS connectors. Texas’ plan means that charging stations will need to be equipped with both NACS and CCS to access federal funds in the future.
Tesla’s NACS boom continues
Texas is the second state to support the inclusion of NACS at charging stations after Kentucky in July. The decision brings Tesla closer to making its connector the new standard for EV charging in North America.
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