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by Suman
Tue May 30, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new member here
Replies: 21
Views: 8942

Re: new member here

I've had a rethink and Steve is right about the cost-effectiveness. Even if you charged your vehicle overnight every night and used the average battery range every day of the year, you would drive around 20 * 365 miles per year on pure electric. That's 7300 miles. If you could get the electricity co...
by Suman
Tue May 30, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Fuel consumption
Replies: 65
Views: 33597

Re: Fuel consumption

My car is loosening up nicely now with 3000 miles on the clock. This morning I managed 72.6mpg on my commute from Wembley to Earls Court in London. I think that's pretty good for a First Edition :D

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by Suman
Fri May 26, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new member here
Replies: 21
Views: 8942

Re: new member here

Many people in cities have a daily commute of around 10 miles each way. In those cases, a person could charge their Plugin Hybrid overnight and get to work and back without using a drop of fuel. The cost per mile with electricity is about £0.02 if you estimate 20 miles realistic range from the PHEV ...
by Suman
Mon May 22, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Foot Parking Brake
Replies: 56
Views: 32271

Re: Foot Parking Brake

The foot operated parking brake doesn't bother me at all. I use it once at the start of the drive to deactivate, and once at the end. No big deal. I far prefer it to a regular handbrake. It horrifies me to think of a passenger trying to slow a car down with a regular handbrake since it operates on t...
by Suman
Fri May 05, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Autocar - long-term impressions of the Kia Niro
Replies: 23
Views: 10451

Re: Autocar - long-term impressions of the Kia Niro

I've had my Niro First Edition for almost 2 weeks now and I have noticed that the economy is poorest for the first 2 or 3 miles of the day as the engine gets up to temperature. From then on the economy is significantly better. If you're doing short journeys of up to maybe 4 miles, then you definitel...
by Suman
Wed May 03, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: SATNAV speed camera warning
Replies: 24
Views: 15128

Re: SATNAV speed camera warning

AlanW55 - Good call on the Kia hotspot app! I had set up the mobile hotspot manually on my Galaxy S7 Edge but this is so much easier than remembering to turn it on and off when I get into/out of the car.

Cheers
by Suman
Tue May 02, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: SATNAV speed camera warning
Replies: 24
Views: 15128

Re: SATNAV speed camera warning

I believe that if you pass a camera that's not on the system, you can press the camera button at the left of the Satnav screen to report it. You have to have the car connected to your mobile phone via a mobile hotspot. Similarly you can press a button to report a false camera warning as not being th...
by Suman
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New First Edition
Replies: 17
Views: 6913

Re: New First Edition

I managed to fit my old dashcam to the Niro today. I have a Transcend Drive Pro 200 with a suction cup window mount, and I was able to fit it to the top of the windscreen to the left of the main mirror. It's not a perfect view, but it's unobtrusive. I got a 5m USB mini power lead and tucked it into ...
by Suman
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Voice recognition
Replies: 1
Views: 2048

Re: Voice recognition

This happens to me too. According to page 2 of this document from Kia, having Android Auto enabled will disable regular voice recognition. I assume it's the same for Carplay. http://www.kia.com/us/k3/content/media/downloads/technology/android-auto/android_auto_guide.pdf I wonder if you disable them ...
by Suman
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New First Edition
Replies: 17
Views: 6913

Re: New First Edition

I have to say, the Niro's ECO default mode and the Sport mode are like Jekyll and Hyde in their differences, and I like it. If you only ever drove in ECO mode, you would be forgiven for thinking the car was sluggish. Even giving quite a lot of throttle, the car doesn't seem to want to accelerate bey...