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by ron in new mexico
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV Charging Cables
Replies: 3
Views: 4526

Re: PHEV Charging Cables

Yes in the UK you will likely be provided with two cables, one for a high speed charge, high amperage, and one for a low speed charge, low amperage. The low speed will requite about seven hours to fully charge, and the high speed about two and a half. In the states you will only be provided the low ...
by ron in new mexico
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV or HEV?
Replies: 7
Views: 5580

Re: PHEV or HEV?

My dealer did not even mention the tax break, as I assume he simply did not sell a lot of PHEV's. But I checked the federal sites and it is certainly offered with the PHEV, but not the HEV. So I would check on that in the UK government sites..
by ron in new mexico
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV or HEV?
Replies: 7
Views: 5580

Re: PHEV or HEV?

I would say the PHEV. My experience may not be typical, but I do get far more than the 26 miles listed electric, for vehicles sold in the states. I do drive conservatively. Keep in mind they do advise against any use of a extension cord to charge it. They sell extension cords that are designed for h...
by ron in new mexico
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Tyre wear.
Replies: 8
Views: 6322

Re: Tyre wear.

I worked here in the states once at a vehicle manufacturing plant for a little while. The security guards at that plant would use the cars as their resting spot between rounds, turning the cars electrics on,,usually the same car nearest their posts. to listen to music. I would expect any number of c...
by ron in new mexico
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Tyre wear.
Replies: 8
Views: 6322

Re: Tyre wear.

A totally out of the blue guess ;) I would still not discount tracking. Well just suppose both cars were bought at the same place or in the same general area. How the cars were transported perhaps could affect alignment. If they both used the same mode or carrier, perhaps, due to some extraneous sit...
by ron in new mexico
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Kia Niro 2 leak
Replies: 5
Views: 5300

Re: Kia Niro 2 leak

In the states unless a recall is a safety issue, they do not have to notify you. Expect that may be different in the UK, as your consumer laws are typically better than ours. But checked and it is the service bulletin SA365, OBC inlet detach gasket replace. This only applies to a certain range of ma...
by ron in new mexico
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Solar
Replies: 4
Views: 5224

Re: Solar

Remember now...... the apparatus is called a power transfer switch. Mine is manual. which means when I use generator power(or then I think solar) I have to flip the switches, to supply power to the house when the generator is on. Which automatically shuts off the return power to the supply line grid...
by ron in new mexico
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Solar
Replies: 4
Views: 5224

Re: Solar

Lithium I have heard has at times a low temperature issue. Below certain temperatures they will not operate. As I live at altitude most of our winter is below 0C during the day and every night. We hit 30 or so below at least once each winter. The Honda PHEV will not even operate below a certain very...
by ron in new mexico
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Solar
Replies: 4
Views: 5224

Re: Solar

Yes thank you for the reply. I have been considering solar for other reasons, as I live rural, and our electrical supply is not dependable at times. If I was to install a system, I may do the install myself, with solar panels a inverter and batteries. This would be quite pricy, I am guessing around ...
by ron in new mexico
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Asthmatic air con after long journey
Replies: 3
Views: 5194

Re: Asthmatic air con after long journey

Just a idea out of the blue really. We have UVO here in the states. If you do as well, I think there is some venues for checking diagnostics on it. I have not researched it, as actually I have not had any problems. ,But if you do have UVO, I would check on the options available within it. Probably i...