2023 Kia Niro Review: New Look, Electrified Efficiency

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
The Niro EV’s driver can adjust the level of regenerative braking via paddles on the steering column. At its lowest setting, the Niro drives like any car, coasting when the driver lifts the throttle. Selecting the maximum regeneration activates “i-pedal,” which allows for one-pedal driving. With i-pedal engaged, when the driver lifts off the throttle the Niro EV slows as if the brakes have been applied, eventually coming to a complete stop. This maximizes the amount of energy reclaimed for charging the battery, and with some practice can become a preferred method of driving.

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