cwerdna wrote: ↑Tue Feb 22, 2022 8:34 pm
On '22 Niro EV EX (lowest of the two trims), front heated seats are standard.
Looks like if you go to EX Premium (the higher trim), you get ventilated & heated front seats + other stuff (e.g. sunroof, syntex instead of cloth seats).
For either trim, cold weather package is a $1100 option and seems to add:
Heated Steering Wheel
I'm just going by what's at https://www.kia.com/us/en/niro-ev
. If you go to near the bottom, it lists what extra stuff EX Premium gets you.
I unfortunately wasn't watching charging speeds at EA Santa Clarita and the receipt/charging history has a doubtful (likely bogus) peak value of 92.6 kW. I did reach 60 kW on the 62.5 kW McFarland ChargePoint chargers. I wouldn't expect anything different than https://insideevs.com/reviews/351535/te ... e-station/
on a sufficiently powerful DC FC.
Thanks, you're right. I knew I wasn't interested in the Premium, just the EX, as I didn't want a sunroof and while ventilated seats would be nice, I'd rather have cloth. I see the EX doesn't come with a cargo cover, which is a pain. Hopefully you can get one as an option. I drove one a few years back, and can't remember if the options were different then or not. Probably just mis-remembering things that applied to another car. I see they're still only offering boring colors - the Kona's color choices have a lot more pizazz. The Cold Weather package would be a definite must for me; while I can live without the heated wheel (and seats if it comes to that), the battery heater and heat pump would be critical for range on winter ski trips. I was hoping you had the heat pump - yesterday, today and tomorrow morning here in the Bay Area are ideal conditions to compare its efficiency to the resistive heater in your Bolt.
BTW, I'm curious why you took 99 instead of 5 coming back up - was it the higher density of DCFC stations, you wanted to try out non-EA ones, or?