I just bought my Niro a couple of weeks ago. 2019 and I love it. Your post regarding the battery level gauge was very helpful. I was concerned about it too, but happy with what you found out because mine is operating properly. Last night, my trip through rural South Carolina allowed me to optimize my gas mileage because the back roads had little to no traffic. I was able to get over 58mpg on the trip through the country roads. Just over a quarter tank of gas used over the past several days and I have traveled over 250 miles!! The vehicle is awesome and thanks again for the informative post due to your investigation with Kia directly.