Kia Niro: Energy flow / Engine Generation/Motor Drive

The vehicle is being slowed by engine compression and regenerative braking. The hybrid battery is being charged by regenerative braking.

(Engine ➞ Battery ➞ Wheel)

Power Reserve
Engine is both driving the vehicle and charging the hybrid battery. (Engine ➞ Wheel & Battery) ...

Engine Generation/Regeneration
The engine and regenerative braking system charge the hybrid battery driving deceleration. (Engine & Wheel ➞ Battery) ...

Other information:

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Self-diagnosis
If you don’t hear an audible warning sound or if the buzzer sounds intermittently when shifting the gear to the R (Reverse) position, this may indicate a malfunction in the rear parking assist system. If this occurs, we recommend that the system be checked by an authorized Kia dealer. WARNI ...

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Malfunction indicator
The VSM can be deactivated even if you don’t cancel the VSM operation by pressing the ESC OFF button. It indicates that a malfunction has been detected somewhere in the EPS (Electronic Power Steering) system or VSM system. If the ESC indicator light () or EPS warning light remains on, we r ...

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