So know bogging down on the uphill and no cars being slowed down behind you?I finally did my trip over two mountain passes ( 2 there and 2 back!) and I got a good indication of the cars performance.
It's no corvette but it went over both passes at 60 mph (100 kmh here in Canada). At the end of the trip I could confidently say that the fuel mileage was almost a wash .... that is, it used more fuel going up, but I had a lot of free miles on the downhill sides. I even saw that the 'km remaining' estimate actually increases the longer you drive in pure EV. I saw 100% charge 4 different times and it really stretches out the free miles.
I'm even happier that I bought the Niro.
Set the cruseSince the transition from regenerative braking to actually using the brakes is so good on this car, how does one know where that point is? Does the charging gauge give any indication? I too want to get as much FREE power as possible going down long hills, but without using the brakes on the car. Any insight would be appreciated.
I have the 2017 ex and have gotten a s much as 62 mpgFull Battery ---
What I found one time when battery got to 75% from doing a long gradual downhill was not big deal, because very soon after reaching level ground and using the accelerator (gas pedal) the battery soon went back to the 50% range (50% is the design goal according to a reply from NIRO Customer Service and you may see 40% to 75%).
I guess on a long downhill, see 100% as the post above indicated.
I betcha you are going to see 50 to 52 MPG pretty much no matter what you do (assuming you are not a real lead foot). I say that because that is what I have gotten over a 4000 mile plus use (an EX Model purchased in FEB 2017).
on a long trip, love the fact that I can go into the store with my wife sitting in the car running and the a/c going in 100 degree weather and ice only comes on when the battery need charging a lot of times I drive all over town on the battery, and the ice never runs unless I stomp on the gas, on trips I usually use the sport mode at highway speeds , it stops the tranny from down shifting so often, doesn't seem to affect the mpgI have the 2017 ex and have gotten a s much as 62 mpg