Hyundai and Kia to Use Tesla's Electric Vehicle Charging Technology in 2024
Hyundai Motor and Kia have announced their plans to adopt Tesla's electric vehicle charging system, known as the North American Charging Standard (NACS), starting in the fourth quarter of 2024 in the United States.
This move aligns them with other major automakers like Ford and General Motors in integrating Tesla's charging ports into their electric vehicles.
The adoption of NACS aims to create a unified charging standard in the electric vehicle industry, allowing drivers of Hyundai and Kia electric vehicles to utilize over 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, beginning with new electric vehicles manufactured in 2024 and beyond.
“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 of Hyundai. “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.”
Starting in the first quarter of 2025, Hyundai and Kia electric vehicle owners will have the ability to use Tesla Superchargers with adapters.
General Motors' CEO, Mary Barra, anticipates potential savings of up to $400 million through the adoption of NACS technology.
(Laya Neelakandan / CNBC)