- Hyundai Motor Group, encompassing Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis, adopts North American Charging Standard (NACS) for EVs.
- Owners of Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis vehicles will have access to Tesla’s vast Supercharger network, consisting of 12,000 charging stations.
- Transition begins in Q4 2024 for new Hyundai EVs in the US.
Hyundai Motor Group, encompassing Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis, has embraced the North American Charging Standard (NACS)
This shift follows a trend set by major players in the automotive industry. So far, Tesla, Ford, GM, Rivian, Mercedes-Benz, and others have joined the movement. The decision became apparent after a recent photoshoot featuring Hyundai IONIQ 5 and Kia EV9 at a Tesla Supercharger station. Now, the automotive mega-group has confirmed its intentions.
This development paves the way for Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis owners to access Tesla’s Supercharger network, comprising 12,000 charging stations.
Hyundai President and CEO José Muñoz stated:
“Our collaboration with Tesla marks another milestone in our commitment to delivering exceptional EV experiences to our customers. 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.”
Starting from the fourth quarter of 2024, new Hyundai EVs in the United States will feature the NACS port, ensuring easier charging access for users. Canadian customers can expect the same convenience in the first half of 2025. For existing Hyundai EV owners with the current CCS port, a Tesla Supercharger network access adapter will be available by the first quarter of 2025.
The decision reflects a broader industry push for unified charging standards. This will enhance convenience and accessibility for EV users across various brands. Convenience of charging has been stated as one of the main barriers standing in the way of mass EV adoption. Slowly consolidating every major manufacturer under the same design is a momentous step to overcoming this. So, as the automotive landscape continues to evolve, this decision underscores the brands’ dedication to seamless emobility.