Hyundai doubles EV charging availability

  • October 9, 2023
  • William Payne

Hyundai is adopting Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) ports for its electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States and Canada. Beginning in Q4 2024, all-new or renovated Hyundai EVs in the United States will come with a NACS port only. Canada will follow in the first half of 2025. The move doubles the available fast charging network available to Hyundai drivers in North America.

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 ongoing expansion of its network will boost customer access to out-of-home charging and support the ultra-fast charging speeds on Hyundai’s 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. 

“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.”

“Opening our Supercharging network to additional electric vehicles directly supports our mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy,” said Rebecca Tinucci, senior director of Charging at Tesla. “We’re proud to welcome Hyundai as the latest adopter of the North American Charging Standard.”

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 US stations in this new network are targeted to open in the summer of 2024, and in Canada at a later stage.

NACS, otherwise known as the Tesla charging standard, is being standardized as SAE J3400. It has been used on all North American Tesla vehicles since 2012. In 2022, it was opened for use by other manufacturers.