Hyundai Adopting North American Charging Standard

Oct. 5, 2023
Hyundai EV customers will gain access to over 12,000 Tesla Superchargers, doubling the size of the DC fast charging network currently available to them

Hyundai Motor North America announced it will be adopting the North American Charging Standard (NACS) for its electric vehicles in the United States and Canada.

“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.”

Beginning in Q4 2024, all new or refreshed Hyundai EVs in the U.S. will come exclusively with a NACS port, and Canada will follow in the first half of 2025. Hyundai EVs equipped with NACS ports will gain access to over 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across North America, doubling the size of the DC fast charging network currently available to Hyundai EV customers.

“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.”

Hyundai joins a growing list of major auto manufacturers to adopt the NACS recently, including Nissan, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, and Fisker. 

Starting in Q1 2025, Hyundai will begin offering adapters for EV customers with the current CCS, as well as adapters to charge NACS-equipped vehicles at CCS chargers.

News of the NACS adoption follows shortly after Hyundai announced it was partnering with six global automakers to develop a new, high-powered North American charging network with more than 30,000 chargers. The first U.S. stations in this new network are set to open in Summer 2024.