Tesla and Hyundai Collaboration: NACS Connector on 2024 Hyundai EVs!
In its latest move towards electric vehicle expansion, Hyundai has announced that starting from late 2024, its electric vehicles in the U.S will come with Tesla's North American Charging Standard (NACS) ports. This will grant Hyundai EVs access to over 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across North America.
José Muñoz, the CEO of Hyundai Motor North America, emphasized this collaboration's significance in enhancing Hyundai's EV customer experience. Hyundai's commitment is further solidified by their intention to develop a high-powered charging network with leading global automakers, aiming to provide at least 30,000 chargers across North America.
This adoption implies more than just increased charging options for Hyundai users. Existing and future Hyundai EVs with the CCS port will be integrated into Tesla's Supercharging Network from 2025. Hyundai plans to provide adapters for these vehicles, ensuring seamless charging across different standards. Rebecca Tinucci, Tesla's Senior Director of Charging, welcomed Hyundai, recognizing this alliance's potential to push the global transition to sustainable energy.
Tesla's Supercharger network's reputation as a superior charging ecosystem has led various automakers, like Ford, General Motors, and Volvo, to integrate their vehicles with Tesla's NACS. With the push towards making NACS the definitive EV charging standard in NA and Hyundai's significant step in this direction, we're seeing a clearer picture of North America's EV charging future.
Recently, the Hyundai Ioniq 6, among three electric vehicles from 2023, received the prestigious Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).