KIA Niro: Battery conditioning mode (if equipped)

Battery conditioning mode (if equipped)

A: EV Settings

  1. Battery conditioning mode
  2. Battery conditioning mode
  • The Battery conditioning mode is efficient during the winter time when the high voltage battery temperature is low. This mode is recommended to improve driving and DC charging performances during winter. However, the driving distance may be reduced as the energy is required to increase battery temperature.
  • If the battery temperature is low during driving, Battery conditioning mode raises the battery temperature to an adequate level. Also, if the battery temperature is low when scheduled air conditioner/heater is activated, this mode is operated to improve driving and charging performance.

    However, the mode is not operated to ensure driving distance when the battery level is low.

  • If you set the DC charging station as a destination in battery conditioning mode, you can reduce the charging time by raising the battery temperature to an adequate level when you arrive.
  • Battery conditioning mode indicator light illuminates while battery conditioning mode is operating.

NOTICE

  • This mode is available for the vehicles equipped with the battery heater.
  • The infotainment system may change after software updates. For more information, refer to the manual provided in the infotainment system and the quick reference guide.

Utility mode

The high voltage battery is used instead of the 12V auxiliary battery for operating the convenient features of the vehicle.

When driving is not necessary such as while camping or when stopping the vehicle for a long time, it is possible to use the electrical devices (audio, lights, air conditioner, heater, etc.) for long hours.

Utility mode

A: EV Settings

  1. Utility mode
  2. Activate utility mode

System setting and activation

System setting

The driver can activate the Utility mode function when the following conditions are satisfied.

  • The vehicle is in READY mode and the gear is shifted to P (Park).
  • The EPB (Electronic Parking Brake) is not a malfunction.
  • EV settings ? Utility mode is selected on the infotainment system screen.

System activation

When the system is activated:

  • The READY indicator will turn off, and the UTIL indicator will appear on the cluster and the EPB is applied.
  • All electric devices are usable but the vehicle cannot be driven.
  • The EPB can be canceled by pressing the EPB switch.

Gear cannot be shifted out of P (Park). If a shift attempt is made, a warning message will be displayed on the infotainment system screen.

System deactivation

The Utility mode can be deactivated by pressing the EV button to the OFF position.

The function cannot be deactivated from the EV settings.

NOTICE

The infotainment system may change after software updates. For more information, refer to the manual provided in the infotainment system and the quick reference guide.

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