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new to me niro phev

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2023 3:25 pm
by bugsb
picking up a 2020 low milage phev tuesday , will need to pick your brains at times , car will be used mainly on electric during the week as work is only 6 miles away , we bought the phev due to old leaf not having the range when we need it , already we see you need a degree for the info system , does it still play music or do i have to listen to the mrs :D
Ron

Re: new to me niro phev

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2023 8:07 am
by Colin Lambert
Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new car.
It will still play bings and bongs on start up & switch off.
Between which you will stiff have to listen to SWMBO! :lol:

Re: new to me niro phev

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2023 12:35 pm
by bugsb
picked the car up i hate the stop start feature when in hev mode , but lucky we will use it most of the time in ev mode , so just have to learn another mode of driving again when it goes into funny mode (hev)
ev /odb dongle (diagnostics scanner )plus car scanner worked a treat to check the battery condition

Re: new to me niro phev

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2023 2:48 pm
by bugsb
who has the info on the batt packs i ask as car saying charged at 100%/36mile but under car scanner its at 94% 4.1v per cell , i am guessing as with most rechargeable cells the last 10% in some cases causes more damage to the cells so the bms on the kia wont let it charge to the 4.2v

Re: new to me niro phev

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2023 10:29 am
by Colin Lambert
According to the interweb.
"The Kia Niro PHEV has an electric driving range of up to 40 miles, combined fuel economy of 353.1mpg, and CO2 emissions as low as 18g/km (in the case of the '2' trim level). The '4' trim level as tested has an electric driving range of up to 38 miles, combined fuel economy of 282.5mpg, and CO2 emissions of 22g/km." Which trim level is yours?

When did you last charge it and what was the ambient temp?

My eNiro usually shows 316 miles to a full charge, but I charged it over last night with the temp about 9c
and this morning it was showing only 308 miles at 100%
Hopefully a PHEV owner may be able to give you better/more advice.

Re: new to me niro phev

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2024 11:14 am
by jerrytaff
The 2020 Model only has a range of 36 Miles, and in common with any lithium battery, is never charged to 100% or discharged to zero. So the 94.4% sounds about right. My 2018 PHEV still gives me 36 miles indicated - and 36+ miles achieved if driven in 30mph speed limit areas without the aircon, but with front seats heated. When fully charged, turning the aircon on drops the indicated mileage to 34 miles, but it reverts to 36 if turned off again.

"funny mode" Not sure what you find annoying about it - in HEV mode it behaves like any "normal" hybrid; only using the ICE when needed; albeit it, with a much more conventional automatic transmission than, say a Toyota. Incidentally , in EV mode, the ICE kicks in if you accelerate hard enough, or if you turn the heating on (I don't think the 2020 model has a heat pump) - so its using its highly efficient engine to produce heat for the cabin. I only use the heater enough to keep the windscreen demisted, relying on the heated seats instead.