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by Topicalcat
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: What Niro to choose?
Replies: 11
Views: 1029

Re: What Niro to choose?

Like you I had an IX35 which I loved. It was a 1.7 diesel which had quite reasonable fuel economy, about 54mpg. However, having written it off I decided that diesels are now personna non grata so I would go hybrid or electric. I liked the look of the Niro and nearly bought one, spent months doing re...
by Topicalcat
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Using Economy 7 electricity to charge Niro PHEV
Replies: 13
Views: 2165

Re: Using Economy 7 electricity to charge Niro PHEV

I may be jumping ahead, I think this will feature on the electric version when it appears. My experience is with the Hyundai Kona EV. You set the timer to recharge over night economy 7 or whatever time you want and set a departure time. Having charged, the car will then heat (or cool) the car for th...
by Topicalcat
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Using Economy 7 electricity to charge Niro PHEV
Replies: 13
Views: 2165

Re: Using Economy 7 electricity to charge Niro PHEV

Unless you work nights, bog standard economy7 works for me, times now on GMT are 12.30 - 7.30. That is 7 hours potential charging time. Lets the car charge whilst I am in bed and it is defrosted ready to go in the morning.
by Topicalcat
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Unable to charge and Check Hybrid System warning
Replies: 13
Views: 2789

Re: Unable to charge and Check Hybrid System warning

I gave up tryng to get a PHEV and was lucky to get one of the very first Hyundai Kona EV’s. I am staying on this forum because it is so much better with more informative content than the Kona forum! So many of the issues a read about on this forum are applicable to my Kona I agree the electric charg...
by Topicalcat
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV Charging
Replies: 9
Views: 2315

Re: PHEV Charging

I have now had a rolec 7.2kw charger installed, cost £204 net of subsidy.I had previously used the granny cable for about 3 weeks, that is when I can not charge for free whilst out and about. The other advantage with slow charging with the granny lead is that if you have solar PV you can on a sunny ...
by Topicalcat
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Belgium to UK trip in a Niro PHEV
Replies: 3
Views: 1508

Re: Belgium to UK trip in a Niro PHEV

You can use your newmotion card in the UK. Coverage not extensive, I use at my local farm shop which has a charging point I can use for free.

I got this card so I can use it abroad. Is the coverage in Belguim and France good with new motion?
by Topicalcat
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Lead time/waiting time
Replies: 99
Views: 14828

Re: Lead time/waiting time

If you read the Which reports on CO2 emissions, the Niro does not do well, that is polite, it comes near the bottom for hybrids. To comply with the latest standards from September no doubt they are making some essential changes. Worth waitng for the update I suppose but some Kia dealers are in denia...
by Topicalcat
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Lead time/waiting time
Replies: 99
Views: 14828

Re: Lead time/waiting time

I think I posted these comments before. When I went into my local Kia dealer, end of June to order a PHEV I was told this was not possible. The dealer showed on her computer the official message from Kia dated APRIL telling dealers that orders suspended awaiting an update. Seems to me that any deale...
by Topicalcat
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Lead time/waiting time
Replies: 99
Views: 14828

Re: Lead time/waiting time

See another parallel thread,
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=432

Have not got to the bottom of it but I gather a product announcement on updated models is due. That might explain the delays with the current PHEV?
by Topicalcat
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Considering buying the phev
Replies: 8
Views: 4031

Re: Considering buying the phev

Interesting! I saw the message from Kia on the dealers screen and have no reason to doubt its authenticity, saying that dealers are not to take orders for PHEV versions pending a news release in July.

Hopefully whatever comes out in the next press release will clarify.

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