Thanks for the feedback.BTW, even the EV model will have constraints (or a buffer). But with a pure EV, charging it to user allowed limits to max the range will have a hit on battery longevity. Unless max range is needed, it should only be charged to no more than 80% depending on the daily range needs. And that can be set by the user in the car or the external charger.
Not an issue for the PHEV, or HEV for that matter. Out of our control.
EPA rates the Niro PHEV at 32Kwhrs/100mi. Given the stated 26 mile range this means (26/100 x 32kwhrs ) 8.3 KWhrs is usable of max 8.9. So the MCU will run the battery between 5 and 100% of capacity.These batteries have buffers in them. A UK site stated only 7.1 of 8.9kWh of usable battery. Additionally there is some active cooling management by way of a small fan which blows over the battery to cool it down, I actually heard mine today with the music off.
Back onto why fully charge? It’s a smaller batter only around 400lbs, so it’s easier and cheaper to replace in comparison To other BEVs and plugins. You have a 100k warranty as well. I just moved to the SF Bay Area, traded my 2013 Leaf for the Niro PHEV and after 306mi I’ve still been on 9/10 full of gas. Keep the car plugged in, it maintains the battery, and just drive it. I’ll put over 100k on the car over the next 4 years.
Beaverton, OR. We found it online for ~$27k, but the dealer wanted another $1k for some BS clear coat protection package. The price was still better than any other so we accepted their BS fee. When the car arrived we found scratches on the driver side door and rear bumper. Some protection package??? They are blaming the transporter, even though the manager signed off on the damage when he handed the car over to the transporter. Additionally the inside of the car was quite dirty, with debris and gum wrappers and all the stickers are still in the windows.< our new 2018 Niro PHEV, it was on the dealer lot for almost a year. >.
Holy cow! Where was that & why did it languish on the lot so long? Curious what sort of discount from MSRP you got on that one?
The plan is to only use gas on trips that exceed 24 miles (even fully charged the displayed range never exceeds 24 miles).
Depending on your route, speeds, and all the other usual factors, you will likely get closer to 30 miles or more of EV range. My commute is 34 miles round trip. I use Hybrid mode when climbing a long hill at freeway speeds, probably about 3 miles total once I kick it back to EV mode. It takes a lot of battery power to climb the hill, so it's more efficient to use the engine. I usually get home with 3-4 miles range remaining. And that is using the A/C going home in the afternoon when temps are in the 80s.The plan is to only use gas on trips that exceed 24 miles (even fully charged the displayed range never exceeds 24 miles). Most driving will be 1-4 mile errands, with frequent stops at home. Daily use will probably be 30-40 miles a day.