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by AlanW55
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Niro 4 Hybrid close to perfection - 3 minor dislikes.
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: Niro 4 Hybrid close to perfection - 3 minor dislikes.

First one : subjective, I think the red is classy Second one : when the Sat-Nav tells you to turn right, does the map show roads that presumably don't exist? Third one: why do you have to switch the phone on and off, why not just leave it on all the time? You say "detects when.....but doesn't switch...
by AlanW55
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Engine running in EV mode
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: Engine running in EV mode

Perhaps another thing to fret about is that petrol "goes off" over a long period of time. If you never use fuel at all, then at worst you might end up with a tank of fuel that gives poor performance, in terms of power and mpg. Google it, there's a number of articles about it.
by AlanW55
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: ICE running on PHEV
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: ICE running on PHEV

Actually ICEs are very efficient at generating heat, they're inefficient at providing propulsion. You say your engine is running for 4-5 miles, have you tried keeping an eye on the temperature gauge? The Niro is supposed to have a rapid warm-up system, even extracting heat from the exhaust manifold....
by AlanW55
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: ICE running on PHEV
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: ICE running on PHEV

The engine runs to heat the car interior. As radar2018 says, turning off the heating will stop the engine running, but really? I've heard some people say they use the heated seats, and wear a thick coat! In very cold weather you'll have all sorts of problems with internal condensation if the heater ...
by AlanW55
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: New Owner

Were you not offered a test drive? I have no problem with the ride in my car on its 18" low profiles. As for power, it's a hybrid, designed for economy principally. That said, it certainly shifts if you select sports mode, and, to me, is perfectly acceptable in fully automatic mode. I'm sure you'll ...
by AlanW55
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Dedicated e-Niro section ?
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Dedicated e-Niro section ?

There's no doubt that postings are becoming more wide ranging as the Niro range expands. It would help enormously if EVERYONE added a clear signature that identifies their vehicle, so that advice given is appropriate.
by AlanW55
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Silly question maybe ??
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: Silly question maybe ??

You would have to drive the car in such a way that the management system wouldn't try to start the engine. If you kept your foot off the accelerator, and just let it trundle along on battery power in first gear, you might be able to achieve the two miles you cite. I'm only surmising! If anything tri...
by AlanW55
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 3572

Re: Hello

The battery charge meter seems to peak at about 60%. After two years+ ownership, I average between 40% to 75%. Highest ever was 90% on a long downhill run, needing occasional braking which boosts the charging higher. Lowest was around 20% in long duration stop/start traffic. The charging algorithm ...
by AlanW55
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Any one else having problems tethering since updating to IOS 13
Replies: 4
Views: 937

Re: Any one else having problems tethering since updating to IOS 13

If you're parked next to your house, does the car connect to the house WiFi? I would expect it to, it confirms the car's system is ok. Can a friend connect his/her phone to the WiFi signal from your iPhone?
by AlanW55
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Any one else having problems tethering since updating to IOS 13
Replies: 4
Views: 937

Re: Any one else having problems tethering since updating to IOS 13

Try cancelling the original wifi in the car, then set up a new connection. Trust the iPhone is transmitting a WiFi signal?

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