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Hyundai Adopts NACS for EVs, Expands Charging Network in North America

Source: Hyundai Motor Company

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA, USA - Hyundai Motor North America has announced plans to adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) for its electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States and Canada.

The Key Points

Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2024, new or updated Hyundai EV models in the U.S. will include a NACS port, with integration in Canada planned for the first half of 2025.

With the launch, Hyundai EVs will have access to more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Hyundai EV owners using the Combined Charging System (CCS) can access the Tesla Supercharger network with an adapter provided by Hyundai beginning in the first quarter of 2025.

Adapters for NACS-equipped vehicles to use CCS chargers will also be available.

Details of the collaboration:

José Muñoz, global COO of Hyundai Motor Company and CEO of Hyundai Motor North America, mentioned the collaboration with Tesla and its potential impact on charging options for Hyundai EV owners.

Hyundai's Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) vehicles, such as the IONIQ 5, IONIQ 6, and the upcoming IONIQ 7, are expected to benefit from the expanded charging network.

Rebecca Tinucci, senior director of charging at Tesla, acknowledged Hyundai's decision and noted that it aligns with Tesla's sustainability goals.

Infrastructure expansion:

In addition to the Tesla partnership, Hyundai works with six global automakers to build a new, high-capacity charging network across North America.

The goal is to deploy at least 30,000 chargers.

The first stations in the U.S. are expected in the summer of 2024, with Canada to follow.