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by Terry
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: When to use HEV setting rather than EV ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4958

Re: When to use HEV setting rather than EV ?

Thanks for the interesting opinions on when to use the EV and Hybrid in the Niro. 1. Can anybody tell me if there are two batteries in the Niro PHEV one for the Electric vehicle and one for the Hybrid 'part' of the car>? 2. When does the Hybrid battery charge>? - is it on slow speeds and downhill\fr...
by Terry
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Resume cruise control
Replies: 10
Views: 15670

Re: Boot size Kia Niro versus Plug in Niro

Is there a difference is size between the boot (trunk) of a Kia Niro and a Kia Niro PLUG IN>?

Does the plug in battery take up more boot space than in the Kia NIro (NON plug in)

thanks#
Terry
by Terry
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Niro PHEV owner
Replies: 3
Views: 2620

Re: New Niro PHEV owner

Is the boot smaller in this Niro PHEV>? Also how about the distance you can get on electric power - how far can you go>?
by Terry
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Remove the battery
Replies: 6
Views: 4388

Re: Remove the battery

Surely somebody knowledgeable in Kia Motors (maybe reading this) will give us reliable information about the length of time it is ok to leave the car unused>? Or maybe it is not a problem at all>? All battery manufacturers will tend to advocate not leaving the battery for long periods - but this is ...
by Terry
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Apple CarPlay
Replies: 11
Views: 7878

Re: Apple CarPlay

Sorry for being behind the times! But what does 'Apple Car Play' do exactly?? I am due to get it (for free) whenever I make the appointment with the garage. thanks
by Terry
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Autocar - long-term impressions of the Kia Niro
Replies: 23
Views: 12456

Re: Autocar - long-term impressions of the Kia Niro

A strange thing for me with the Niro is that fuel consumption is best in slow moving traffic. Travelling 120 km / hr gives the worst results for petrol usage- judging from the information on the dash. If I really put the boot down, I pay for it! I haven't yet done an independent mileage check. Will ...
by Terry
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Hybrid Battery Charge Level
Replies: 22
Views: 21407

Re: Hybrid Battery Charge Level

Talking about the hybrid battery and charging. Does anybody know if the car is left unused for say a month, is the hybrid battery ok to do this?
by Terry
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Resume cruise control
Replies: 10
Views: 15670

Re: Resume cruise control

I have found the 'cruise control' to be very erratic. When set for example at 70 mph, the car accelerates to 75mph for seemingly no reason -has anybody else found anything like this? This can be a little disconcerting?? - Terry (Ireland)
by Terry
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Battery Life??
Replies: 15
Views: 21912

Re: Battery Life??

Talking about batteries - 1. does anybody know if there is a problem for the Hybrid battery if the car is left unused for a month or so? 2. Not related -but I find the 'cruise control' reacts very erratically - when set for say, 60 mph, it seems to speed up for no reason to 65mph - not very re-assur...