Tesla Supercharger Spotted Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis EVs, Suggests Latest NACS Switch

Tesla Supercharger Spotted Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis EVs together. Now, it suggests an upcoming NACS Switch. Further, Hyundai Motor Group is on the brink of officially adopting the NACS charging connector in North America. It is a shift from the current CCS1 connector.

This move brings them in line with other major manufacturers like Ford, General Motors, Rivian, Volvo Cars, and more, all making the transition to NACS.

Recently, a swift of electric vehicles from the Hyundai Motor Group visited Tesla Supercharger in San Clemente, California. This group includes models like the Hyundai Ioniq 5, the Hyundai Ioniq 6, the Genesis GV60, and the upcoming Kia EV9. Also, speculations arose that they were there to capture images. And, this was for an upcoming press release regarding their switch to the Tesla-developed NACS connector and access to the Supercharging network.

The South Korean vehicles also appeared at the station, however, they were parked in relatively empty V2 slots. Further, they were unable to utilize these slots. And, the reason was the current connector incompatibility and the lack of an official agreement.

Tesla Supercharger Suggests Upcoming NACS Switch

It’s anticipated that as early as 2025, Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis will begin equipping their electric vehicles in North America with the NACS connector. Furthermore, by 2024, customers may have the option to purchase NACS to CCS1 adapters. This will grant them access to the Tesla Supercharger network.

One notable aspect of the switch to the NACS/CCS1 is its support for high-voltage battery systems. The latest EVs from Hyundai Motor Group are built on the E-GMP platform. They provide battery voltages ranging from approximately 600 to 800 volts. However, it depends on the specific battery type.

Another key consideration is the charging speed. The current generation of Tesla Superchargers in North America can deliver up to about 500 volts. This might slightly compromise the fast charging of E-GMP-based vehicles when compared to the top CCS1 chargers capable of handling 800-1,000 volts. Hyundai Motor CEO and president Jaehoon Chang in June emphasized this observation.

However, the NACS charging connector is ready to provide up to 1,000 volts and possibly one megawatt of charging power, especially in its second configuration. Also, we can expect that Tesla and third-party suppliers will soon utilize 1,000-volt chargers. And, they will likely integrate with new power electronics, possibly combined with V4 stalls.

However, confirmation from the Hyundai Motor Group regarding the availability of full charging speed in the future will be eagerly awaited.

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