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I am a new owner of Kia e Niro. Would appreciate if some driver could educate me on highest sustained speed for driving in eco mode. Are there any constraints?
I haven't heard of any constraints on max speed. It does slow the acceleration though, so getting to the max speed would take considerably more than in Normal mode.
 

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Now that is a a question that I bet no one has tested.
Personally I suspect it will go to the top speed of the car, but it will just be slightly slower in getting there.
On the other hand why would you want a high top speed if you are using ECO.
You will still have the kick down if you need a burst of speed to accelerate away from danger or a quick getaway from the lights where the ECO mode is overridden.
 

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I believe in default settings Eco only changes the throttle response and default auto regen level compared to Normal mode. The latter can be changed in the settings, the former can't. So really what you should do is try eco, normal and sport, decide which throttle response you like best and stick with that mode. Then change the default auto regen of the mode you chose to suit you.

Eco+ is different because it restricts climate control and maybe other things. I also believe sport is the only mode that has full access to the motor power but I could be wrong on that.
 

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Eco+ is different because it restricts climate control and maybe other things. I also believe sport is the only mode that has full access to the motor power but I could be wrong on that.
Eco+ could have a speed limit. I'm not sure about Kia but other cars like Renault and Nissan, will have max speed implemented under their "save modes".
 

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My Ioniq had a user defined max speed which you set in the EV drive mode settings screen for eco. The limit would then be show as a green arc around the edge of the speedo.

I turned it off because whatever I set I tended to drive within anyway. Occasionally though, when I needed to exceed due to some external factor, it was a pain. When the limit was off, you could get to max speed, just as noted earlier, more slowly.

I don't recall seeing that setting in the Niro, but I haven't looked. I'll check when I'm out later.

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I am a new owner of Kia e Niro. Would appreciate if some driver could educate me on highest sustained speed for driving in eco mode. Are there any constraints?
Using the info from my 4+ picked up on Friday, there is no max speed set for ECO mode. However, you can set one if required.
On the infotainment screen, go
Home | Swipe until Settings Icon is available | Touch Settings Icon| Touch Vehicle Icon
This displays ECO settings. As delivered, there is no Max Speed set. Touching Max Speed gives the option to set one. ECO+ is hard wired with a max speed of 60mph which cannot be altered.
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I am a new owner of Kia e Niro. Would appreciate if some driver could educate me on highest sustained speed for driving in eco mode. Are there any constraints?
You can set a speed limit for the various modes if you like. But why drive in ECO mode? You have to expend the same energy for the same performance, regardless of what mode you're using. ECO doesn't magically make the car more efficient; it just tempers your enthusiasm. You can drive just as economically in SPORT mode if you want.
 

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You can set a speed limit for the various modes if you like. But why drive in ECO mode? You have to expend the same energy for the same performance, regardless of what mode you're using. ECO doesn't magically make the car more efficient; it just tempers your enthusiasm. You can drive just as economically in SPORT mode if you want.
My wife prefers eco because the pedal response feels closer to our other (ICE) car. It is just preference though, normal works for me.
 
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