We reported a week ago that an announcement on Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) was imminent from Hyundai. It has now become official as the South Korean brand is adding support for the NACS in Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis EVs in the US and Canada.
Starting from Q4 2024, new or refreshed Hyundai EVs sold in the US will feature only NACS ports based on technology developed by Tesla. Canada will join in the first half of 2025.
The move means new Hyundai EVs will have access to over 12,000 Tesla Superchargers in North America about a year from now.
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In a continued effort to support our EV customers, Hyundai will officially adopt North American Charging Standard (NACS) ports starting in Q4 2024. All-new and refreshed Hyundai EVs will gain access to more than 12000 Tesla Superchargers across North America⚡️ pic.twitter.com/eLXWVmA7PV
— Hyundai USA (@Hyundai) October 5, 2023
“Our collaboration with Tesla marks another milestone in our commitment to delivering exceptional EV experiences to our customers,” said José Muñoz, president and global COO of Hyundai Motor Company and president and CEO of Hyundai Motor North America. “This new alliance will provide Hyundai EV owners confidence in their ability to conveniently charge their vehicles and complements our joint venture company to create a new, high-powered charging network with at least 30,000 stations across North America.”
However, existing Hyundai EV owners will be welcome to the Superchargers starting from Q1 2025. They will be able to purchase an adapter directly from Hyundai. The automaker will also sell adapters allowing its EVs equipped with NACS to use CCS chargers.
Hyundai is focused on expanding its customers’ charging options. It is also partnering with other EV makers to develop a new charging network with more than 30,000 chargers globally. The first such stations in the US will start operating in the summer of 2024 before expanding to Canada.
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