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NXU Breakthrough: Cybertruck Charged at Non-Tesla Station with Universal Tech

Tesla Cybertruck being charged at a non-Tesla DC rapid charging station by NXU's innovative technology.

NXU, an energy storage and electric vehicle provider, recently charged a Cybertruck at a non-Tesla DC rapid charging station using NACS.

NXU Pioneers with First-Ever Third-Party NACS Charging of a Tesla Cybertruck

Teslarati reports that the Tesla Cybertruck was the property of an Arizona-based proprietor. The charging company evaluated its NXUOne Charging system, which it markets as a dual-technology, universal solution, using a Tesla Cybertruck. NXU successfully evaluated the charging system's capabilities on the Cybertruck on multiple occasions.

"We are thrilled to announce this significant milestone in the world of electric vehicles. Showcasing the ease with which Nxu'sNxu's charging technology charged the Cybertruck exemplifies our commitment to improve EV technology and provide EV owners with efficient, reliable, and cutting-edge charging solutions," said NXU Founder, Chairman, and CEO Mark Hanchett.

NXU claims that these charging operations for Cybertrucks mark the inaugural instance in which a Cybertruck has been charged using a third-party NACS charger. The organization intends to broaden its offerings to encompass electric vehicles exclusively.

NXU's announcement is reasonable in light of Tesla's recent announcement that NACS Supercharger sites are now accessible to Ford EVs. Tesla's NACS Supercharger sites will become accessible to Rivian and General Motors, among other EV manufacturers, the following month.

Tesla Addresses Cable Length Concerns at NACS Superchargers for Broader EV Access

Tesla has resolved concerns regarding the cables at NACS Supercharger sites. Tesla recently declared NACS Supercharger sites accessible to Ford F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E owners. Starting next month, Rivian, Polestar, General Motors, and Rivian owners will have access to Tesla's NACS Supercharger.

Tesla proprietors have expressed curiosity regarding the potential utilization of Supercharger stalls by electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers, such as Ford, in light of the brief cables involved. In contrast to Tesla vehicles, charging ports on other electric vehicle brands are located in the front of the car, on the opposing side of the Supercharger cable.

“Most Supercharger cables at [Tesla] NACS Supercharger sites should be able to reach your EV charge port; however, in some cases, you might have to park over the line in order to charge comfortably,” Tesla said.

The diagram below illustrates the cable concerns that Tesla owners have regarding the use of Supercharger stalls by other EV manufacturers. Due to the shorter cables of V3 and V2 Superchargers, non-Tesla EVs would be required to park in stalls closer to the charging port. Therefore, a non-Tesla electric vehicle would require more space at a Supercharger station.

“Avoid parking diagonally to reach the cable and try to obstruct as few charge posts as possible. Charge port locations vary by EV model, which requires cable sharing between adjacent stalls at many sites. Tesla is rapidly deploying our latest V4 Supercharger post, which reaches all EVs in the same Supercharger stall. Additionally, we encourage all vehicle manufacturers to standardize charge port locations to the rear driver side or front passenger side,” Tesla advised.

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