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Hyundai and Kia adopt North American charging standard

In recent months, many automakers have announced the adoption of the North American Charging Standard (NACS). These manufacturers have signed an agreement that will allow buyers of their electric vehicles to have access to Tesla’s network of superchargers. Thus, the South Korean manufacturers Hyundai and Kia have announced the adoption of this standard, from 2024 in the United States and 2025 in Canada.

It’s the South Koreans’ turn to board

e quarter of 2024 that electric vehicles will be equipped with it. On our side of the border, it will take a few more months before it is implemented, and it will be done during the first half of 2025. This will provide access to more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across Canada, the United States and Mexico. Current owners of a Hyundai or Kia electric vehicle will also have access to the Tesla network, from 1er quarter of 2025, thanks to an adapter that will be offered to customers.

The two South Korean manufacturers will also offer a CCS (combined charging system) adapter for vehicles that will be equipped with the NACS charging port, which will allow them to be compatible with terminals outside the Tesla network. According to Hyundai and Kia, this agreement aims to offer the best possible charging experience to their customers, in addition to increasing the number of charging infrastructure available for the brand’s vehicles.

A charging network that will grow

Hyundai also recalls its involvement in expanding the number of charging stations thanks to its association with six other automobile manufacturers. This announcement concerning the development of a new high-power North American charging network of at least 30,000 chargers was made last July. Remember that the commissioning of the first stations of this new network is planned for the summer of 2024 in the United States. On the Canadian side, it will be at a later date which has not yet been confirmed.

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