The Verge:

Another major automaker is jumping on the Tesla bandwagon. Hyundai announced today its plans to adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS), aka the “Tesla plug,” for its future electric vehicles.

Hyundai models compatible with Tesla’s NACS plug will start arriving in the fourth quarter of 2024. In the first quarter of 2025, the automaker will also provide adapters to its current customers so they can access Tesla Supercharger stations. Hyundai’s current EV lineup, which includes the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6, both have charging ports that are compatible with the Combined Charging Standard, or CCS, for DC fast charging.

So let’s just look at the scoreboard really quick

Tesla’s Supercharger network is widely recognized as superior to many of the third-party EV charging stations, most of which feature CCS plugs and the less utilized CHAdeMO charging standard. The company says it has 45,000 Superchargers worldwide, 12,000 of which are located in the US.

And while other EV charging stations struggle with software glitches and faulty chargers, Tesla says its Superchargers are nearly perfect in their reliability. The company says that the average uptime of Supercharger sites last year amounted to 99.95 percent, down marginally from 99.96 percent in 2021.

Until recently, Tesla Superchargers were exclusive to Tesla owners, but that began to change several years ago when the company started offering access to non-Tesla EVs. Earlier this year, the Biden administration announced that Tesla would begin to do the same in the US as a prerequisite to tap into some of the $7.5 billion for EV charging in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Unlike in Europe, Tesla Superchargers in the US use a proprietary connector — this was Tesla’s “competitive moat,” the thing that initially offered protection from other automakers. In order to allow non-Tesla vehicles to access the chargers, the company installed a device called the “Magic Dock,” in which a CCS adapter is applied to the connector.

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MuskWire TLDR:

Hyundai has announced its plans to adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS), also known as the “Tesla plug,” for its future electric vehicles. This move comes as another major automaker jumps on the Tesla bandwagon. Hyundai models compatible with Tesla’s NACS plug will start arriving in the fourth quarter of 2024, and in the first quarter of 2025, the company will provide adapters to its current customers so they can access Tesla Supercharger stations. Currently, Hyundai’s EV lineup, including the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6, has charging ports compatible with the Combined Charging Standard (CCS) for DC fast charging.

Tesla’s Supercharger network is widely recognized as superior to many third-party EV charging stations, most of which feature CCS plugs and the less utilized CHAdeMO charging standard. Tesla boasts 45,000 Superchargers worldwide, with 12,000 of them located in the US. The company also claims that its Superchargers have a high level of reliability, with an average uptime of 99.95 percent last year.

Previously, Tesla Superchargers were exclusive to Tesla owners, but the company began offering access to non-Tesla EVs a few years ago. In the US, Tesla’s decision to allow non-Tesla vehicles to access its chargers was a prerequisite to tap into some of the $7.5 billion for EV charging in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, as announced by the Biden administration earlier this year. Unlike in Europe, where Tesla Superchargers use a proprietary connector, in the US, Tesla installed a device called the “Magic Dock” to allow non-Tesla vehicles to access the chargers. This device applies a CCS adapter to the connector.