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Car sharing BMW i3

BMW i3 Quick Start Guide

Unlocking & Driving

15 minutes before the start of your booking, we’ll send you a TXT message letting you know the name and parking bay of your Zilch EV. 

1. Check & Unlock

  • Check and report for damage
  • Scan your Zilch card over the card reader in the front windscreen to unlock
  • Unplug the charging cable and return it to the charging unit

2. Belt On & Power Up

  • Jump in, get comfy, adjust mirrors & make it click.
  • Hold your foot on the brake pedal
  • Press the START STOP button on the joystick behind the steering wheel

3. Twist & Go

Keeping your foot on the brake, release the handbrake by pushing the lever down.

Twist the joystick forwards to go into Drive & backwards to go into Reverse… easy!

Finishing up

Drop your car off at the same hub you picked it up from, or to the One-Way destination hub you’ve chosen at the time of your booking.

1. Park up

  • Park politely in any available Zilch parking space at the destination hub
  • Remove your belongings and rubbish, leaving the car clean & tidy for the next driver.
  • If there’s a Zilch charger at the hub, connect charger.

2. Power Down

  • Press the Park button on the top of the joystick & Pull the Handbrake lever in the centre console
  • Power down by pressing the START STOP button
  • If there’s a Zilch charger at the hub, connect and activate charger.

3. Lock Up & End Booking

  • Lock the car by scanning your Zilch card over the card reader.
  • Hubs with Zilch chargers: Scan your Zilch card on the charging unit until you hear a beep.
  • Hubs without Zilch chargers: Your booking will automatically end shortly after you lock up.
  • When your booking has successfully ended, we’ll send you a TXT confirmation.