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by tonybkent
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Engine running in EV mode
Replies: 6
Views: 1822

Re: Engine running in EV mode

No worries. It's a bit of an obsession of mine not to use any fuel for as long as I can, especially as most of my driving is within a 36 mile return journey. :-)

If you ever get a problem with the charger not working, here's a useful video I made to solve it.

by tonybkent
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Engine running in EV mode
Replies: 6
Views: 1822

Re: Engine running in EV mode

Congratulations and welcome to the world of PHEV!

That does seem strange, unless you do have the heating on when at the traffic lights. I use the heated seats and steering wheel instead when by myself in the car to make sure I don't use petrol. It never turns the engine on.
by tonybkent
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Niro 3 PHEV
Replies: 1
Views: 561

Re: Niro 3 PHEV

Congratulations, it's a great car. See if you can beat my 3401 miles on a single tank of fuel! With 200 range left... :-)
by tonybkent
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Phev v hev
Replies: 9
Views: 4648

Re: Phev v hev

I've heard of many people with various different EV only using a 13 amp "granny charger". I used it a couple of times before my charger was installed but the electrics in my house weren't up to it and the socket got very hot so I stopped using it immediately. I'd be wary of using the granny charger ...
by tonybkent
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Phev v hev
Replies: 9
Views: 4648

Re: Phev v hev

I've recently managed 3402 miles on one tank in my PHEV and had 180-190 left in the tank. I rarely need to travel beyond the 33-36 mile real world range. When I do 160 mile journeys like last week I can get 95 MPG and I think the 10-15% battery left when the remaining battery-only range is zero (and...
by tonybkent
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: whats the best mpg achieved over 100 mile plus drive
Replies: 10
Views: 4861

Re: whats the best mpg achieved over 100 mile plus drive

I should have said above, I was driving my PHEV for that 91.3mpg run.

I'm currently on over 3300 miles for this tank of fuel with 190 left. My last fill-up was nearly nine months ago and 235 miles away. It's a shame I have two airport runs for family this month as I have to burn fossil fuel...
by tonybkent
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: whats the best mpg achieved over 100 mile plus drive
Replies: 10
Views: 4861

Re: whats the best mpg achieved over 100 mile plus drive

My first journey was from the the dealer to back home almost a year ago and was 149 miles. I have a photo of the trip stats showing I got 91.3mpg. Mostly motorway driving on the M25 including the Dartford Crossing and some jams. Very impressive. Since then I've only done a couple of 100+ mile trips ...
by tonybkent
Wed May 15, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Monitoring a dog at home alone?
Replies: 2
Views: 4149

Re: Monitoring a dog at home alone?

A bit off topic, but I use "Alfred" and an old Android mobile phone.
by tonybkent
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: PHEV recall items - outcomes
Replies: 16
Views: 11500

Re: PHEV recall items - outcomes

I've finally sorted the "knocking" sound from the rear of my Niro PHEV. I phoned my local Kia dealer yesterday and they suggested I contact Kia Roadside Assistance first as it's less than a year old. I did and within half an hour the RAC had turned up outside my house. Half an hour after that the pr...
by tonybkent
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: High beam assist
Replies: 7
Views: 5659

Re: High beam assist

Sorry, but no - at least not on the PHEV Niro which is the "3". At the other end of those headlights though it does have automatic dimming for the rear view mirror which is handy when someone drives up behind you with their main beams still on! :-)

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