- Genesis joins its sister brands, Kia and Hyundai, with the announcement to build EVs with the NACS ports.
- The automaker will begin adding the NACS port as a standard feature in the fourth quarter of 2024.
- Existing Genesis EVs can use an adaptor to access Tesla Superchargers beginning in the first quarter of 2025.
During the afternoon on October 5, Hyundai Motor Group announced that Kia and Hyundai would adopt the NACS charging system for the lineups of EVs. Later in the afternoon, the group announced that Genesis electric vehicles would also use the North American Charging Standard beginning in the fourth quarter of 2024.
Doubling the Number of Charging Stations
This change will give the Genesis lineup of EVs access to more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers in North America. It also gives Genesis EVs manufactured before Q4 2024 access to the robust charging network.
The announcement doubles the number of charging stations that Genesis EV drivers can use, as the NACS port can also use CCS charging stations, like those from Electrify America, EVgo, and Chargepoint.
Joining Kia and Hyundai
Earlier in the week, the Hyundai Motor Group staged a photo shoot with the Kia EV9, the Genesis GV60 EV, and the Hyundai IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6 at a Tesla Supercharger station in California. The photos made their way around social media, so EV drivers weren’t surprised that the NACS announcement arrived later in the week.
Claudia Marquez, chief operating officer at Genesis Motor North American said about the partnership, “We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Tesla to enhance the EV and charging experience for Genesis customers. Increasing charging station access will provide our Genesis EV owners with the ability to conveniently charge their vehicles at the rapidly growing network of DC fast charging stations across North America.”
In the fourth quarter of 2024, Genesis electric vehicles will be manufactured with the NACS port, and existing and future Genesis EVs with a CCS port will have access to Tesla Superchargers in the first quarter of 2025. The automaker will offer adaptors for previously manufactured EVs for easy access to the Tesla stations.
Adding More Charging Stations in 2024
The announcement to join the Tesla Supercharging network shows the automaker’s commitment to building an all-EV lineup by 2030.
Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis are working with other global automakers like BMW, GM, and Ford to build an ultra-fast, high-powered charging network of over 30,000 stations in North America. The first stations should open in the summer of 2024.
SOURCE | IMAGES: GENESIS
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