One other main automaker is leaping on the Tesla bandwagon. Hyundai introduced right now its plans to undertake the North American Charging Normal (NACS), aka the “Tesla plug,” for its future electrical autos.
Hyundai fashions suitable with Tesla’s NACS plug will begin arriving within the fourth quarter of 2024. Within the first quarter of 2025, the automaker can even present adapters to its present clients to allow them to entry Tesla Supercharger stations. Hyundai’s present EV lineup, which incorporates the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6, each have charging ports which are suitable with the Mixed Charging Normal, or CCS, for DC quick charging.
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Tesla’s Supercharger community is widely known as superior to lots of the third-party EV charging stations, most of which characteristic CCS plugs and the much less utilized CHAdeMO charging customary. The corporate says it has 45,000 Superchargers worldwide, 12,000 of that are positioned within the US.
And whereas different EV charging stations wrestle with software program glitches and defective chargers, Tesla says its Superchargers are almost excellent of their reliability. The corporate says that the common uptime of Supercharger websites final 12 months amounted to 99.95 p.c, down marginally from 99.96 p.c in 2021.
Till lately, Tesla Superchargers have been unique to Tesla house owners, however that started to alter a number of years in the past when the corporate began providing entry to non-Tesla EVs. Earlier this 12 months, the Biden administration announced that Tesla would start to do the identical within the US as a prerequisite to faucet into a few of the $7.5 billion for EV charging within the Bipartisan Infrastructure Regulation.
Not like in Europe, Tesla Superchargers within the US use a proprietary connector — this was Tesla’s “aggressive moat,” the factor that originally supplied safety from different automakers. With the intention to enable non-Tesla autos to entry the chargers, the corporate put in a tool referred to as the “Magic Dock,” by which a CCS adapter is utilized to the connector.