Hyundai Motor North America today announced that it is adopting North American Charging Standard (NACS) ports for its electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States and Canada. In the United States, all-new or refreshed Hyundai EVs will come exclusively with a NACS port, beginning in Q4 2024. Canada will follow in the first half of 2025. Hyundai EVs with NACS ports will gain access to more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This will double the size of the DC fast charging network available to Hyundai EV customers.
Tesla’s commitment to expanding its network will enhance customer access to out-of-home charging and fully support the ultra-fast charging speeds on Hyundai’s advanced Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) vehicles, including IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6 and the upcoming IONIQ 7.
Owners of existing and future Hyundai EVs with the current CCS will have access to the Tesla Supercharging Network starting in Q1 2025. Hyundai will offer an adapter to these customers. Hyundai will also make adapters available to charge NACS-equipped vehicles at CCS chargers.
Expanding access to Tesla’s vast Supercharger network furthers Hyundai’s strategy of ensuring EV drivers have the broadest possible charging infrastructure available. As previously announced, Hyundai is also partnering with six of the world’s leading global automakers to develop a new, high-powered North American charging network with at least 30,000 chargers. The first U.S. stations in this new network are targeted to open in the summer of 2024, and in Canada at a later stage.
Hyundai wasn't the only automotive brand today to announce its planned adoption of NACS. Both Kia and Genesis, which are part of the same group of companies as Hyundai, also revealed similar plans.
Starting from Q4 2024, Kia plans to build the North American Charging Standard (NACS) port into new electric vehicles sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico to enable EV owners to use a significantly greater number of high-speed chargers than currently available to them. Further, the company expects to make available CCS1-to-NACS (Combined Charging System) adapters to enable nearly all Kia EVs to charge on Tesla's network. Adapters are expected to be made available through Kia dealers starting in Q1 2025.
Beginning in the United States in Q4 2024 and Canada in 2025, all new or refreshed Genesis EVs will come exclusively with a NACS port. With the addition of NACS ports, Genesis EV customers will gain access to more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across North America. This will double the size of the DC fast charging network available to Genesis EV customers.