KIA Niro: Regenerative braking mode

Regenerative braking mode

Regenerative braking mode

Operation

  • Pull the left side (-) of the paddle shifter to increase regenerative braking and deceleration.

    Pull and hold the left side (-) of the paddle shifter to reach MAX and stop the vehicle.

  • Pull the right side (+) of the paddle shifter to decrease regenerative braking and deceleration.

Pull and hold the right side (+) of the paddle shifter to turn on or off smart regeneration system.

CAUTION

  • The initial setting will be set to 0 when the vehicle is in D (Drive) and in ECO mode.
  • If the vehicle changes to P (Park), R (Reverse), N (Neutral) or manual mode (shift lever), or vehicle is in SPORT mode, the vehicle regenerative braking system control will not be operated. Resetting the vehicle in D (Drive) will set the regenerative system setting to 0.
  • ABS and ESC will deactivate the regenerative system.
  • Even if the setting for regenerative braking system is identical, it might feel different due to various vehicle speeds. (the higher speed, the less deceleration feeling)
  • The regenerative braking system can be controlled
  • when the vehicle is stop in D (Drive)
  •  when you are not depressing brake pedal, and the vehicle is above 2 km/h (1 mph)

NOTICE

Regenerative braking uses motor's power to conserve energy to the highvoltage battery when braking to gain more fuel economy and higher efficiency.

Battery charged, Regenerative braking mode deactivated

Battery charged, Regenerative braking mode deactivated

A: Recuperative braking not available.

Battery fully charged.

The message will appear when the highvoltage battery amount is charged enough.

Regenerative braking mode by paddle shifter not activated

Regenerative braking mode by paddle shifter not activated

A: Recuperation shift paddle conditions not met.

The message will appear when:

  • When the battery is in high or low temperature
  • When the battery or transmission is not functioning properly
  • Regenerative braking mode is activated while ABS/Cruise Control/Smart Cruise Control is operating

Drive normally and use the function again to dismiss the message.

Vehicle stop function (MAX setting)

Operation

  • Pull and hold the left side (-) of the paddle shifter to stop the vehicle.
  • The instrument cluster indicator will set to MAX when the vehicle is braking.
  • The instrument cluster indicator will set to STOP when the vehicle is stopped.
  • The left side (-) of the paddle shifter should be pulled while driving.
  • If the vehicle is stopped, the vehicle will retain its position when the left side (-) of the paddle shifter is not pulled.
  • Depress the accelerator pedal to move the vehicle in STOP position.
  • Depressing the brake pedal in MAX position will retain its settings regardless of paddle shifter operation. (The vehicle will set to STOP position when the vehicle is stopped.)

CAUTION

  • The function does not control the distance between vehicles.
  • The vehicle may not stop properly on steep hills. Depress the brake to stop the vehicle.

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