Hyundai Motors decided to adopt Tesla’s charging stations to expand its network of EVs in Canada and the United States. Other than Hyundai, General Motors, Nissan and Ford Motors have also signed a collaboration with Tesla’s North America Charging Standard (NACS). With this Collaboration Hyundai gets access to more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers giving an advantage to expand the EV charging infrastructure. Hyundai Motor’s President and Global Chief Operating Officer Jose Munzo said “Our collaboration with Tesla marks another milestone in our commitment to delivering exceptional EV experiences to our customers.”
The brand will officially announce the launch of these charging stations in the upcoming year 2024 for the United States and in 2025 it will be widely opened for Canada and Mexico. Owners of current and future Hyundai EVs with Combined Charging Stations will have access to the Tesla Supercharging Network. Hyundai will also make adapters available to charge NACS-equipped vehicles at CCS chargers. This collaboration or adoption opens a new door for Hyundai to increase its sales figures and even expand its network in other countries including the United States, Mexico and Canada.
This Collaboration has taken place to increase the charging speed of the vehicles and to make it convenient to fast charge for people facing slow charging issues. It improves the charging capability by 60%. Moreover, Hyundai Motors has released a statement saying “Tesla is pursuing optimization to perfectly support the ultra-fast charging speed of Hyundai Motor’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) models,”. There will be some changes done, rather than using the Tesla charging app the Hyundai, Kia and Genesis EV owners will provided with their own apps for better management.
Additionally, in future, not only Hyundai but also BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Stellantis, Honda and even General Motors will be joining NACS and will chunk out the installation of 30,000 Super fast chargers in major parts of North America and in some downtown areas.