One of my other cars, also a PHEV, will let me conserve the battery for city use (some cities restrict ICE cars in certain areas or heavily taxed on a daily basis). I am not sure if the Niro can do this. Perhaps sport mode? My Nirowill use up battery miles first which is the way I like it. BEV range is usually at least 30 miles with a/c on, even though it indicates 24. The power of regen braking!