Products I have used

The products listed below are things that I use and have made videos about several of them. Some items are only available in North America, please make sure to verify if the item you are interested in is available in your region.

* NOTE: I cannot buy any products and ship them to you, even if you were to pay in advance. Unfortunately the number of requests I receive would make this impossible to manage, sorry.

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Tuxmat Car Mats - Not just for the Niro EV

I have owned many cars over 35 years and have had many kinds of car mats. I can honestly say that the Tuxmat car mats are the best I have ever owned.

Amazon.ca store: Amazon store link

Tuxmat Website: https://www.tuxmat.ca

Here are the 3 videos I made about them:

1) Tuxmat original review video
2) Tuxmat after 1 year
3) EQ 001 - Tuxmat 2 years

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Niro EV Front Trunk from Frunk.at

Tesla reintroduced the world to the front trunk in 2012 with the Model S. It is only in more recent years that new EVs include the frunk feature, but this company from Austria invented a great product for the Niro EV, Soul EV (2020+), and the Kona Electric.

Frunk Website: https://www.frunk.at

Here is the video: Add a Frunk to a Kia Niro EV!

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Thule Roof Rack and Cargo Box

If your EV is not rated for towing, like the Niro EV in Canada, you may need extra storage for trips. There are different roof racks and cargo box options, but I chose the Thule brand for the quality and parts availability over time.

Thule Website: https://www.thule.com

Here is the video: Add a Frunk to a Kia Niro EV!

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Camwipe for Kia Niro - Reverse Camera is always clean

The Kia Niro has an advantage of the reverse camera being below the rear wiper pivot point. A smart guy named Eldar Ibisevic invented the Camwipe so you never have to wipe off the rear camera with your fingers!

Amazon Camwipe store: https://amzn.to/3c6851r

Camwipe Website: https://camwipe.com

Here are the videos I made about it:

1) Kia Niro EV Backup Camera - Fixed

2) Camwipe Update

3) EQ 002 - Camwipe new version

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EVOBD2 Module - Plug & Play Hidden EV Information

As much as I like all the possibilities of the Torque Pro Android app that I reviewed previously, the setup is complicated. Jean-Pierre Lavoie invented this little device to let you see a lot of hidden EV information that can be seen with Torque Pro and it is completely plug and play.
EVOBD2 Website: https://evobd2.com

Watch this video to see how useful it is:
NO SKILLS REQUIRED! Kia Niro EV Secret Tech Info

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Carbon Cabin Filter for the Niro and Ioniq* (97133-2E250)

This is the second Niro EV cabin filter I bought, the better version. Kia part number 97133-2E250. This fits the 2019+ Kia Niro and the *2020+ Hyundai Ioniq.

On Amazon: https://amzn.to/3H4esAV

To learn more about this product watch this video:

Niro EV Maintenance - Part 2 of 2

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Cabin Air Filter for Kia Soul (97133-B2000)

The HEPA Carbon cabin filter that I used in my wife's 2019 Kia Soul EV is no longer available at a reasonable price so this alternative is the part to buy. The Kia part number is 97133-B2000 and it fits all 2015 to 2019 Kia Soul models.

On Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bXQBEH

Here is the video I made about how to swap the filter... my wife does it :-)

Niro EV Maintenance - Part 2 of 2

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Viofo A129 Duo Dashcam Kit - Front and Rear Cameras

I have had a dash cam in my car for over 10 years. When I got my Niro EV I got a new dual dash cam since my old one died after many years of reliable use. The Viofo A129 Duo offers 1080 HD video with excellent quality at a reasonable price. Although available from other suppliers I chose this one since they are an official Canadian supplier that will honor the warranty if anything was to go wrong.

I never made a video about this.

On Amazon: Viofo A129 Duo

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Viofo HK3ACC Hardwire Kit for A129 and A119V3

The Viofo A129 dashcam has parking mode that records video 24/7 to offer extra protection. It requires this hardwire kit to be enabled.

I also recommend buying the fuse tap kit to make the installation fully reversible, no cutting and splicing.

On Amazon: Viofo hardwire kit

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Gebildet Micro2 Fuse Tap Kit - No cutting or splicing needed

I bought this kit to allow installation of the Viofo A129 dash cam without any wire cutting or splicing. This kit makes the installation plug and play as well as fully reversible, no cutting and splicing of the original wiring needed.

On Amazon: Fuse tap kit for Niro EV

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Samsung EVO Plus 64GB MicroSD used in dash cam

This is the MicroSD memory card I use in my Viofo A129 Duo dash cam setup. There is no valid reasonto buy a "special" memory card. I used a cheap, regular MicroSD for 7 years in my previous dash cam and never had a problem.

I did not make a video about this since there are lots of channels that are specialized in cameras.

On Amazon: Samsung EVO 64GB Micro SD

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Fast Wheels EV01+ wheels made for electric cars

In 2019 found that Fast Wheels, a Canadian company, made wheels specifically for electric cars. When I saw them, I fell in love and ordered a set. They are light, efficient at speed, and in my opinion, look amazing.

Fast Wheels: EV01+ Web page

I made 2 videos about these wheels:

1) Wheels Made for Electric Cars!

2) Fast EV01+ Wheels on Kia Niro EV

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Ma Capuche charge port protection for the Niro EV (and more)

When charging your car during winter, snow & ice can fill the charge port. There are 2 excellent solutions made in Québec that solve this problem. MaCapuche.com has a great port cover for the Niro EV and other cars.

MaCapuche Website: All products (macapuche.com)

See how useful this product is in this video:

Home Charging - EVSEs and Port Covers

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EcoDome charge port protection for the Niro EV (and more)

When charging your car outside in the winter, snow & ice can fill the charge port area. There are 2 excellent solutions made in Québec that solve this problem. Alex Industries has a great port cover for the Niro EV and other cars.

Eco-Dome Website: ECO-DOME – Alex Industries

See how useful this product is in this video:

Home Charging - EVSEs and Port Covers

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Hood Struts for the Kia Niro - EV and other models

The Niro is a great car, but when it is -20C and dark outside, fiddling with the little hood prop is a pain when all you want to do is put windscreen washer fluid in the car. These inexpensive hood struts are very easy to install and are very inexpensive.

AliExpress: Hood strut order page

Watch my video on how to install them in 15 minutes:

Hood Struts for the Kia Niro EV

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Flo X5 Smart Charging Station - Web Connected

I have a small business and it was important that I continue to deduct "fuel" expenses for business use. I chose the Québec made Flo X5 smart station. It has a Web page with details and e-mails me a detailed report of charging session, to the 1000th of a kW, with the time and date. 

On Amazon: Flo X5 charging station

See this product in the video below:

Home Charging - EVSEs and Port Covers

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La Station Verte GDC-LS30 - Not Web connected

I wanted to try another Québec made brand for my wife's Soul EV. The GDC-LS30 is a smart station, but not Web connected. All details of charging sessions are on the screen, it offers PINs to lock it from public use, and is made with outstanding quality.

La Station Verte Website: GDC-LS30

See this product in the video below:

Home Charging - EVSEs and Port Covers

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Lumenex LED Reverse Bulbs for the Kia Niro (and other cars)

Although the Niro EV (e-Niro) is a great car, the reverse lights are very small, very low, and use incandescent bulbs that look like they are from the 70s, making reversing in the dark no fun at all. The Lumenex 921 LED lights make the reverse lights incredibly bright.

Diesel LEDs Website: Lumenex 921 kit

Watch this video to see how good they are:

Kia Niro EV - Fix a lighting problem

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Nokian One - All Season Tires made for North America

When the time came for me to buy new all season tires for my summer driving, I had lots of questions. Since there were no videos about summer tires for EVs  with smaller wheels I decided to make one to help others with similar questions. After doing some research I ended up buying Nokian One tires for my Niro EV and love them.

Nokian Website: Nokian One tires

Here is the video:

Tires for Electric Vehicles

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Veepeak Bluetooth OBD2 Adapter for Android

This OBD2 device is the Android only version. Unfortunately, the Torque Pro app is only available on Android and I have not been told of a quality equivalent for iOS.

On Amazon: Veepeak OBD2 BT Adapter

To learn more about this device watch this video:

Kia Niro EV Secret Tech Information