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by tonybkent
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New PHEV driver
Replies: 4
Views: 3803

Re: New PHEV driver

I just tried to enter my VIN but it says it's invalid.
by tonybkent
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Kia e-Niro
Topic: MY20 e-niro
Replies: 12
Views: 5648

Re: MY20 e-niro

Great news. Congratulations!
by tonybkent
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Engine running in EV mode
Replies: 6
Views: 4071

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: 4071

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: 1554

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: 6926

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: 6926

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: 6983

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: 6983

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: 5048

Re: Monitoring a dog at home alone?

A bit off topic, but I use "Alfred" and an old Android mobile phone.