Kia e-Niro

Vehicle Type: KN

The Kia e-Niro vehicle support will be documented here.

Support Overview

Function Support Status
Hardware Any OVMS v3 (or later) module
Vehicle Cable 9658635 Kia OBD-II to DB9 Data Cable for OVMS
GSM Antenna 1000500 Open Vehicles OVMS GSM Antenna (or any compatible antenna)
GPS Antenna 1020200 Universal GPS Antenna (SMA Connector) (or any compatible antenna)
SOC Display Yes
Range Display Yes (based on consumption of past 20 trips longer than 1km)
GPS Location Yes
Speed Display Not currently supported
Temperature Display Yes
BMS v+t Display Yes
TPMS Display Yes
Charge Status Display Yes
Charge Interruption Alerts Yes
Charge Control Not currently supported
Cabin Pre-heat/cool Control Not currently supported
Lock/Unlock Vehicle Yes
Valet Mode Control Not currently supported
Others ODO Not currently supported

OBD-II cable

The Kia e-Niro have one CAN-bus available on the OBD-II port: D-can. You can use the standard OBD-II to DB9 cable from Fasttech.

In case you want to build your own cable, here’s the pinout:

J1962-M DB9-F Signal
4 3 Chassis / Power GND
6 7 CAN-0H (C-can High)
14 2 CAN-0L (C-can Low)
16 9 +12V Vehicle Power

A simple approach is to buy an OBDII (J1962-M) pigtail, and solder the DB9-F connector end appropriately.

Configuration

TODO. Configuration is quite similar to the Kia Soul, so please check that out. Please use the Web based configuration!

Estimated Range

Currently, there is no known way to get the estimated range directly from the car, so the estimated range is calculated by looking at the consumption from the last 20 trips that are longer than 1 km.

12V battery drain

OVMS will eventually drain the 12V battery, but steps have been taken to minimize the drain. However, if you are going to leave the car for a fews days, it is recommended to unplug OVMS. OVMS will send an alert if 12V drops under 12V alert threshold. See 12V Calibration section.