Before the charging cable is disconnected from the car's charging input socket, the car must be unlocked using the unlock button on the remote control key. This must be carried out even if the doors on the car are already unlocked. If the car is not unlocked using the unlock button, this may lead to damage to the charging cable or to the system.
Always unlock the car so that charging is stopped before the connection to the 230 V socket (alternating current) is unplugged. Note that the charging cable must be unplugged from the car's charging input socket before being unplugged from the 230 V socket, partly to avoid damage to the system and partly to avoid stopping the charging unintentionally.
Unlock the car with the remote control key - charging is finished and the charging cable's locked handle releases/is unlocked.
Unplug the cable from the car's charging input socket and close the hatch.
Unplug the cable from the 230 V socket.
Return the charging cable to the car's storage compartment.
The charging cable is locked automatically
If the charging cable is not unplugged from the charging input socket, it is locked in again automatically shortly after unlocking in order to maximise charging and range, as well as to facilitate preconditioning prior to the journey. The charging cable can be unplugged again if the car is unlocked using the remote control key. For cars with Passive Entry*, you can lock and unlock using the handle again.