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Distance to empty

The distance to empty is displayed differently according to the selected drive mode in the drive mode integrated control system.

When destination is not set

  • On average, a vehicle can drive approximately 205 miles (330 km) [Standard Type, 127 miles (300 km) for AWD]/273 miles (440 km) [Extended Type, 248 miles (400 km) for AWD].

    * Estimated range based on manufacturer testing.


    Your mileage will vary depending on a number of factors, including battery age, ambient temperature, driving habits, options, cargo, and others. EPA estimates, when available, can be found at

  • Under certain circumstances where the air conditioner/heater is ON, the distance to empty is impacted, resulting in a possible distance range from 124~286 miles (200~460 km) [Standard Type]/162~379 miles (260~610 km) [Extended Type]. When using the heater during cold weather or driving at high speed, the high voltage battery consumes a lot more electricity. This may reduce the distance to empty significantly.

  • After '0 km' has been displayed, charge the vehicle immediately. The vehicle can drive an additional 2~5 miles (3~8 km) depending on driving speed, heater/air conditioner, weather, driving style, and other factors. Drive your vehicle at approximately 30 mph (50 km/h) to the nearest charging station.

  • Distance to empty that is displayed on the instrument cluster after completing a recharge may vary significantly depending on previous operating patterns.

    When previous driving patterns include high speed driving, resulting in the high voltage battery using more electricity than usual, the estimated distance to empty is reduced. When the high voltage battery uses little electricity in ECO mode, the estimated distance to empty increases.

  • Distance to empty may depend on many factors such as the charge amount of the high voltage battery, weather, temperature, durability of the battery, geographical features, and driving style.

  • Natural degradation may occur with the high voltage battery depending on the number of years the vehicle is used. This may reduce the distance to empty.

When destination is set

When the destination is set, the distance to empty may change. The distance to empty is recalculated using the information of the destination.

However, the distance to empty may vary significantly based on traffic conditions, driving habits, and condition of the vehicle.

Tips for improving distance to empty

  • If you operate the air conditioner/heater frequently, the driving battery uses more electricity. This may reduce the distance to empty. Therefore, it is recommended that you set the cabin temperature to 72 °F (22 °C) AUTO. Turn OFF the heater and air conditioner if you do not need them. Also, repeatedly turning the heater and air conditioning on and off is not recommended.

  • When the heater or air conditioning system is on the energy consumption is reduced if recirculation mode is selected instead of selecting the fresh mode. The fresh mode requires large amount of energy consumption as the outside air has to be re-heated or cooled.

  • When using the heater or air conditioning system, use the DRIVER ONLY or scheduled air conditioner/heater function.

  • Gradually depress and release the accelerator pedal when accelerating or decelerating.

  • Always maintain specified tire pressures.

  • Do not use unnecessary electrical components while driving.

  • Do not load unnecessary items in the vehicle.

  • Do not mount parts that may increase air resistance.