My new Kona Electric and my first impressions

Discussion in 'Hyundai Kona Electric' started by Domenick, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. Shawn Schinkel

    Shawn Schinkel Active Member

    Hmm, here's what mine shows. I got there from the Home Screen by pushing EV, then Charge Management. I left the Scheduled Climate unchecked so it wouldn't heat the cabin but would still have the car fully charged by 6:20am.
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  2. Wildeyed

    Wildeyed Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I'll check that out tomorrow. I remember seeing a similar screen but not the separate charging and climate boxes to tick. Perhaps I'm just frazzled. Long day.
     
  3. Shawn Schinkel

    Shawn Schinkel Active Member

    I bet! There's alot to learn that's for sure!
     
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  4. electriceddy

    electriceddy Well-Known Member

     
  5. electriceddy

    electriceddy Well-Known Member

    So what happens if you push R or P when driving?
    BTW Wildeyed congrats, I guess I'm the last one
     
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  6. Shawn Schinkel

    Shawn Schinkel Active Member

    I vaguely recall reading somewhere that it won't let it happen unless you're going super slow and then it may make some grinding noises. I'll see if I can find where it said that. Somewhere in the 25lb manual lol
     
  7. CJC

    CJC Well-Known Member

    This is from the online owner's manual:
    Shift-lock system For your safety, your vehicle has a shift-lock system which prevents shifting the gear from P (Park) or N (Neutral) into R (Reverse) or D (Drive) unless the brake pedal is depressed. To shift from P (Park) or N (Neutral) into R (Reverse) or D (Drive), from R (Reverse) into D (Drive) or from D (Drive) into R (Reverse) : 1. Depress and hold the brake pedal. 2. Start the vehicle or place the POWER button in the ON position. 3. Press the R (Reverse) or D (Drive) button.
     
  8. Canada Dan

    Canada Dan Member

    Nothing, thankfully. Pulling the little parking brake lever does indeed do something, however. We can thank my wife for that discovery while fiddling with things as I was driving...
     
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  9. CJC

    CJC Well-Known Member

    Eek! Tell us what happened as I fear that I will fiddle and do something like that. Did you screech to a halt?
     
  10. fiercely

    fiercely Member

    FYI this is exactly how the ioniq behaves as well.
     
  11. Wildeyed

    Wildeyed Well-Known Member

    I checked out that scheduled charging menu today with a clearer head and was able to find the menus you mentioned de-linking climate from charging so thanks for the help. I also carefully paged through every menu and turned virtually everything ON. I figure it's the best way to find out quickly what will need to be turned OFF! Dingdong, beep beep, boopboop. I'm sure something will bug me enough eventually to get the old heave ho.
     
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  12. Canada Dan

    Canada Dan Member

    It was like slamming on the brakes but she immediately realized what she had done and released it, so it didn't come to a stop. Well, more like slamming on non-ABS brakes, as the vehicle did give a slight jerk to the right (it's winter, the roads aren't the best around here). Not something I want to try again. I'm sure it didn't help with me hollering something like "what the hell are you doing?".
     
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  13. Wildeyed

    Wildeyed Well-Known Member

    A gentle reminder that what we so often call the parking brake is actually the emergency brake! And my language would have been an order of magnitude more colourful!
     
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  14. CJC

    CJC Well-Known Member

    That "what the hell are you doing" sounds like me when my husband is testing out collision avoidance and the stop and go cruise control versus the regular cruise control. I don't use cruise control as I am a control freak, and can't leave it up to the car. lol
     
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  15. Wildeyed

    Wildeyed Well-Known Member

    Okay. Same charging question - So I turned off both of the Departure settings. They are not a factor now. I set up off-peak hours suitable for my area 7:30 pm to 7:00am. I set the priority for ONLY off-peak charging. I also set Location based charging to my own house location.

    I came home today from a drive at 3:00 and plugged in. Boom! I hear the connection get made, the battery indicator next to the car's charging port starts flashing, the dash says it's at 84% and 2 hours 15 minutes to full.

    So, is it charging now, almost 4 hours early despite the above-mentioned settings? Does it just LOOK like it's charging?

    I jotted down the state of charge and I'm going to let some time pass, then check to see if it actually IS charging or if it's a fake-out. But does anybody know what I'm looking at?
    EDIT* I just looked. It's been charging for real. Went from 84 to 100 percent. It's still two hours before off-peak. Ugh.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2019
  16. KonaTom

    KonaTom Active Member

    Well, you finally got your car, congrats. We communicated on another forum (tslemko). Same colour as mine. Your build date is one day later than mine. To avoid pressing power more than once, make sure you press the brake pedal while pressing power. I tried driving on regen level 0 on the highway, and it felt right, and with auto regen on, it slowed when approaching slower cars, and entered regen going down hills, neat! I found that even with regen at 0, when I press brake, it entered regen first, and only used regen to slow down unless I pressed quite hard on brake. Also, it seemed to enter a better regen level (on the power meter), by using brakes instead of setting regen to 2 or 3. It seemed to get better range on highway, but I haven't taken the time to really test it thoroughly.
     
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  17. Wildeyed

    Wildeyed Well-Known Member

    If you don't mind me asking ,Tom, you said my build date is 1 day after yours. What was your order date? I'm still curious about how they managed distribution.
     
  18. KonaTom

    KonaTom Active Member

    My order date was July 10, I think that was a week before you!!
    But I was replying to electriceddy.
    What was your order date Wildeyed?
     
  19. Wildeyed

    Wildeyed Well-Known Member

    3 days earlier. So it looks like they might have grouped build dates by pre-order dates but given all the late orders that got delivery MUCH earlier than us I'm beginning to think they must have executed the list backwards, reverse chronologically. Brilliant!
     
  20. KonaTom

    KonaTom Active Member

    And then you hear some people getting their cars only weeks after ordering, bummer!!
     

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