Based in part on Wayne's record drive, I bought a Kia Niro EX w/tech pkg. The car is easy to exceed the EPA in the city, it likes to use that battery. But I find the highway MPG troubling. From the World Record run thread; "Under normal driving, try and keep the iFCD pegged at a solid peak of 60 mpg - despite going up to 75 mpg which only pegs during pure EV - while the ICE is running. If you can use just 1/4 of the available power within the Green "ECO power" zone just above the Charge Zone on the far left Power meter, you will see this 60 mpg on the instantaneous Fuel Consumption DIsplay (iFCD). Do this and the Niro will skip the pump like nothing you may have ever driven before." Well I have done this for hundreds of miles of highways in both Illinois and Indiana. My result is the aFCD shows me LOSING mpg by holding a steady state with the iFCD at 60-65mpg and the power meter at 1/4 green. So, to get any decent highway mpg, I have to basically keep an even speed and let the battery charge up to 3-4 pips past 50% and then get the battery to drive the car until it depletes to 2-3 pips under 50%. Has anyone else seen or heard of this behavior.