Kia Niro: Hybrid System Overview / HEV (Hybrid electric vehicle) system

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual / Hybrid System Overview / HEV (Hybrid electric vehicle) system

The Kia Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) uses both the gasoline engine and the electric motor for power. The electric motor is run by a 240V high-voltage HEV battery.

Depending on the driving conditions, the HEV computer selectively operates between the engine and the electric motor or even both at the same time.

Fuel efficiency increases when the engine is at idle, or when the vehicle is driven by the electric motor with the HEV battery.

The HEV battery charge must be maintained for the times when the engine acts as a generator, such as when stopped at idle. Charging also occurs when decelerating or by regenerative braking.

Hybrid System Overview
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Niro hybrid energy flow
Kia hybrid system notifies the drivers of energy flow in various operating modes. Eleven Modes show drivers the current operating condition. ...

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Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Indicator light
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Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Closing the tailgate
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