Kia Niro: Energy flow / Power Reserve

Engine is both driving the vehicle and charging the hybrid battery.

(Engine ➞ Wheel & Battery)

Engine Brake
The vehicle is being slowed by engine compression. (Wheel ➞ Engine) ...

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) ...

Other information:

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Necessary inspections
Fluid levels, such as engine oil, engine coolant, brake fluid, and washer fluid should be checked on a regular basis, with the exact interval depending on the fluid. Further details are provided in chapter 8, “Maintenance”. WARNING Driving while distracted can result in a loss of vehicle c ...

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Tire chains
Since the sidewalls of radial tires are thinner, they can be damaged by mounting some types of snow chains on them. Therefore, the use of snow tires is recommended instead of snow chains. Do not mount tire chains on vehicles equipped with aluminum wheels; snow chains may cause damage to the ...

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