charging the EV Battery with engine running - Kia Niro Forum
  • 1 Post By yticolev
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-17-2018, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Raleigh NC
Posts: 10
charging the EV Battery with engine running

is there a way to charge the battery using the engine running?
i've tried several way and didn't see it charging up.
sitting still at a traffic light i pull the lever to the left and got the engine running but charging status didn't change.

Maybe it's smarter than i'm trying to make it.

2018 Niro EX Premium White
sasglm is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-17-2018, 08:49 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 1,818
The charging status only shows regenerative braking, not charging from the engine running. However, unless the battery is full, it is always charging while the engine is running. Leave it in sport mode and you will see the battery charge indicator go up until full. But unless you have another reason to run in sport mode, this has a negative effect on efficiency. Simply speaking, running in sport mode will reduce your mpg significantly, even after using the extra charge accumulated in the traction battery.
spankym likes this.

2018 Kia LX HEV Metal Stream with Advanced Tech
yticolev is online now  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Engine oil increasing freeczp Kia Niro Issues, Problems And Complaints 89 08-05-2019 11:02 AM
Is there anything you'd change? Toots99 Kia Niro: Likes And Dislikes 84 01-24-2019 06:34 PM
User manual recommends level 1 charging in case of emergencies? BlueNiroEV 2018+ Kia Niro EV Batteries And Charging 14 08-27-2018 12:27 PM
Questions for existing PHEV owners [email protected] 2018+ Kia Niro EV General Discussion 16 07-08-2018 02:26 PM
Let the battery drain before charging NerosNiro Kia Niro General Discussion 5 04-21-2018 09:06 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome