10 oct 23
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Kia to adopt North American Charging Standard

Kia to adopt North American Charging Standard

Kia America has announced that its electric vehicle customers will have access to 12,000 Tesla Superchargers across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  

Starting from Q4 2024, Kia plans to build the North American Charging Standard (NACS) port into new electric vehicles sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico to enable EV owners to use more high-speed chargers than are currently available. 

Kia is also making adapters for earlier EVs available through its dealer network so that by 2025, all Kia EVs will have access to fast charging on Tesla’s network. 

“As a leader in electrified mobility, Kia offers a growing number of world-class EVs with high-speed DC charging capabilities that will now be supported by the NACS charging network,” said Seungkyu (Sean) Yoon, president & CEO, Kia North America and Kia America.

Once a software upgrade is completed, Tesla’s Supercharger network will be available to Kia EV owners via the Kia Connect app.

Image courtesy of Kia North America

Authored by: Alison Pittaway