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Hyundai next to adopt North American Charging Standard

The first Korean automaker has pledged its support to NACS. Hyundai’s electric lineup will debut on vehicles starting in the fourth quarter of 2024.

This change will allow Hyundai owners to access the 12,000+ Supercharger network that Tesla owners have enjoyed for years. This will double the size of fast charging networks available to Hyundai owners.

“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, Hyundai Motor Company
and president and CEO, 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.”

In addition to Hyundai EVs coming with the NACS port as standard, Hyundai EV owners who have a CCS port now with an adapter that Hyundai will make available starting in the first quarter of 2025.

Access to the Supercharger network is only half of what Hyundai is doing to improve EV charging. They also committed to joining a conglomerate of EV makers to launch its own network of fast charging stations.

The E-GMP architecture is an 800-volt setup, and can currently charge cars at 235 kW (and presumably faster on newer EVs). Presently the Supercharger network is only 400-volt. But the version 4 Supercharger upgrades that are coming should rectify that problem. It’s unclear how many stations will be converted by 2025.

With Hyundai on board, we expect news from Genesis and Kia to come very, very soon.

Written by Chad Kirchner
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