PHEV driving modes

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PHEV driving modes

Post by Rassilon » Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:43 pm


I have just taken delivery of my 2020 Niro PHEV, using the firing mode switch by the gearstick I can change between EV / HEV / Auto. EV is obvious, but I can’t find definitions to explain then difference between HEV and Auto.

Does anyone know?


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Re: PHEV driving modes

Post by AndyD » Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:33 pm

Hi Rassilon, have a read of the recent thread in the Technical Section on the driving modes. The early pages in the full owner manual also help to explain how the car operates in each mode. Also, if you have the 'energy flow' graphic on screen as you drive you will see how the car transitions between modes, depending on your driving and road conditions.
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