Starting the car

To start the car, a key needs to be in the car.


Before starting:

  • Fasten the seatbelt.
  • Adjust the seat, steering wheel and mirrors.
  • Make sure that the brake pedal can be fully depressed.
Make sure the key is in the car.
Put the seatbelt on.
Depress the brake pedal.
Change gear to D or R.
The car is now in Drive mode.
Release the brake pedal.

If regenerative braking has been activated, the car will not drive forwards, but may roll away if the surface is sloping in the same direction as the selected gear position.

If regenerative braking is deactivated, the car will drive slowly in the selected direction with gentle pressure on the accelerator pedal.


The car cannot be started if the charging cable is still connected. Make sure the charging cable is unplugged and the charging hatch is closed before the starting the car.