2019 Kia Niro EV - 239-mile All-Electric Range BEV

Discussion in 'In the News' started by xcel, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    Wait until they bring Alexa integration. "Alexa, select first gear!"
    ...And then stuck in traffic, while blasting the "Cha Cha Slide" on your iPod, you reach the point in the song where the lead singer starts shouting out "Reverse! Reverse!" - And you back up into a police car.
    It's such a dumb idea, you know they have to be working on it.
  2. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

    The BMW i3 has the best coasting "detent" on the accelerator - which is good, because while you can put it in N - you cannot put it back in drive, without stopping the car. It is the first to have 1-pedal driving, and it is still the best, of the cars I have driven.

    I put our Leaf (when we had it) and our Bolt EV, and our Smart EQ in N to coast. But our e-Golfs have coasted by default - and it is GREAT! Just lift your right foot - and coast. You retain regen on the brake, even - all the EVs I have driven LOSE regen on the brake pedal if they are in N; which is a bummer.

    And you have to shift them back into D to then power the car. In the e-Golf, you just have to press the accelerator pedal.

    The e-Golf also has adaptive creep, which is also great.
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Currrent Automotive , an BEV/PHEV dealership near me , has/had a number of e-Golfs just off lease for a nice price.
    The range is low ( by today's expectations ) but it's enough for a retired dude.
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  4. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

    Right, the 35.8kWh (~32kWh usable?) e-Golfs (2017 onward) have a 125 mile EPA rating. That is not hard to get, at all; even in the winter. Yesterday, I saw 141 miles on ours. During the summer, we see 190+ miles of range. Ecodriving the e-Golf is as easy as it gets.
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Last time I was at Current , they had only 2016 e-Golfs , with 83 mile range. That might almost be enough
    for me.
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  6. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

    We had a 2015 e-Golf, as well, with the 24.2kWh pack, and we saw ranges between 65 miles in the winter, and 110+ in the summer. It had crappy Continental tires, so it didn't coast nearly as well as the 2017 with Bridgestone Ecopia tires.
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