All new Hyundai and Kia EVs will come equipped with an NACS port beginning in late 2024.
Hyundai and Kia announced Oct. 5 they are adopting NACS ports for their EVs, providing access to 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across North America---doubling the size of the DC fast charging network currently available to their EV customers.
In the U.S., all-new or refreshed Hyundai and Kia EVs will come exclusively with a NACS port beginning in late 2024.
In early 2025, both automakers expect to make available through their dealers adapters to enable nearly all of their EVs to charge on Tesla's network.
“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 of 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.”
"As a leader in electrified mobility, Kia offers a growing number of world-class EVs with high-speed DC charging capabilities that will now be supported by the NACS charging network," said Seungkyu (Sean) Yoon, president and CEO of Kia North America and Kia America. "Having this kind of sprawling access to chargers will no doubt boost customer satisfaction, elevate the EV ownership experience, and enable drivers to reach more destinations across the continent on electricity."
“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.
Expanding access to Tesla’s Supercharger network furthers Hyundai and Kia's strategy of ensuring EV drivers have the broadest possible charging infrastructure available. As previously announced, the automakers are also partnering with six more OEMs 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.