So If I'm pull over a rest stop. Can I leave the engine on and have AC all night with the engine turning on and off to recharge batteries?
I don't think so. They're two very different conditions (driving/moving and parked with engine running). LOTS of things work differently, from displaying warnings on, so there's certainly the ability to allow/disallow or do/not do certain things depending on whether you're driving or not. No one would EVER want the engine to stop after any period of time if you're driving along. But it might make sense to turn off a parked car after a period of time, to save gas, etc., assuming the person left the car on by accident (probably the vast majority of times it happens) as the operator can easily turn it on again (maybe not when they're sleeping, admittedly).I've only read posts where it worked fine. If this was true, the same would happen while driving too.
In my 18 hybrid:It won't work on my 2020 Kia Niro EV. After about 5 min. everything shuts off.
2019 PHEV with me & keys still in the car:That means you're in ACC mode. The car isn't actually "on".
If you're plugged into a charger, you can't run the AC.2019 PHEV with me & keys still in the car:
So, I'm a bit confused by this. I've on more than one occasion, during the summer when it's hot enough to leave the AC running, driven up to a Level 2 charger and plugged-in to initiate charging with the car still "ON" in "Park" and the AC will run for about 5 minutes (I haven't actually clocked the duration) and then stop cooling (compressor stops), even though the fan is still running.
Do I need to physically press the button to force the engine to stay in HEV mode? It's confusing since the AC will function in EV mode when the car is in "Drive."
Thank you for that clarification.The 2019 PHEV will not charge and cool the interior at the same time. I've tested it multiple ways. The HVAC fan remains on, but the A/C compressor does not operate. The car will charge with the car "on", but the A/C will not cool....
I completely agree. I've emailed Kia about it but never received a response. Since so many other plug-in vehicles allow charging with the HVAC running, this was a surprise to me.Thank you for that clarification.
Also, I hadn't yet tried the App, so you saved me the time.
So many people remain in their vehicles during charging that I'm kind of surprised that Kia didn't create a work-around for this situation.