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by radar2018
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV - Questions and Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1112

Re: PHEV - Questions and Advice

I am certainly confused by this SPORT MODE, a while back I had a 24 mile journey there and back, when I got almost there (23 miles) I had to go off road, in order to keep the speed down I switched to SPORT and the car set in 2nd, I reduced speed back to 1st (1 mile there 1 mile back) the EV mileage ...
by radar2018
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV - Questions and Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1112

Re: PHEV - Questions and Advice

Jerrytaff When you got your car was KIA not installing a charge point for free, I could have had one fitted but I tried to get them to fit an alternative charger. As we have SOLAR I wanted to fit a charger to take advantage of all the surplus power we were producing on bright summer days, yet not ta...
by radar2018
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV - Questions and Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1112

Re: PHEV - Questions and Advice

You will find that the petrol engine hardly ever runs unless you accelerate very fast going uphill, in winter you are correct it needs to run for AC, I am not sure about the AC in summer. I have not found any indication that the ICE is running other than the sound. I am not sure I understand the las...
by radar2018
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Can I update the sat nav
Replies: 2
Views: 1155

Re: Can I update the sat nav

Same here, I use WAZE on CARPLAY it seems the most upto date possible, (warning me of a pot hole that has just appeared)
by radar2018
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: E-Niro test drive
Replies: 11
Views: 1994

Re: E-Niro test drive

Surely it must be 3.6 miles per kw or better still 4.4 miles per kw which is about what I get with my PHEV, I put in according to my charger 8.7KW and travel 35-36 miles if it is a warm day, 28-30 if it is cold

I think my maths are correct, 3.6 kw per mile = 0.30 x 3.6 =1.08
by radar2018
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: E-Niro test drive
Replies: 11
Views: 1994

Re: E-Niro test drive

Surely it must be 3.6 miles per kw or better still 4.4 miles per kw which is about what I get with my PHEV, I put in according to my charger 8.7KW and travel 35-36 miles if it is a warm day, 28-30 if it is cold
by radar2018
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: E-Niro test drive
Replies: 11
Views: 1994

Re: E-Niro test drive

Was the 3.6kw per mile, surely it was better than that, the £0.30 per KW at some charging stations, comes out at £1 per mile
by radar2018
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Towing
Replies: 10
Views: 5621

Re: Towing

My battery is behind the panel on the right side at the very back of the boot, a PHEV
by radar2018
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Minor irritation with Niro
Replies: 14
Views: 2768

Re: Minor irritation with Niro

You also have a button in the door panel which unlocks the doors on the PHEV, and then automatically locks again when you drive off,no need to switch off.
It is interesting that the HEV and PHEV have different systems for what you would think would be basic configuration
by radar2018
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Minor irritation with Niro
Replies: 14
Views: 2768

Re: Minor irritation with Niro

If you select "P" the doors unlock ,no need to switch off

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