Car sharing BMW i3

Hyundai Kona 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 or scan the QR code to use your mobile
  • 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 POWER button on the dashboard to the left of the steering wheel

3. Push & Go

  • Gear buttons are located in the centre console; the same place you’d find an old school gear stick.
  • Keeping your foot on the brake, select your drive gear and go!


Charging Port

  • The charging port is located in the front bumper.
  • Unlock the car and push the spring loaded charging flap to access the charging ports

Charging Times

  • DC Rapid Charging: 0-80% = 75mins
  • AC Fast Charging:  0-100% = 9.5hrs 
  • Home Charging:  0-100% = 29hrs

Navigate to the ‘EV’ section on the Kona’s touch screen monitor to see real time battery usage and charging times 


Charging Status

  • At the port; Charging status is indicated by the light ring surrounding the ports, and the illuminated battery to the right of the charging ports
  • In the car; Charging status and estimated time remaining is displayed on the instrument cluster

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 & power down

  • Park politely in any available Zilch parking space at the destination hub.
  • Put the car into Park & pull the Handbrake lever in the centre console.
  • Power down by pressing the START STOP (BMW i3) or POWER (Hyundai’s) button.

2. Remove rubbish & belongings

  • Be a kind car sharer and leave the car clean and tidy for the next driver.
  • Remove all your personal belongings, and discard of any waste responsibly.
  • Left something behind? Get in touch to lodge a lost property enquiry.

    3. Lock Up & End Booking

    • Lock the car by scanning your Zilch card over the card reader, or scan the QR code to use your mobile
    • If present, tap your card onto the Zilch pedestal charging unit to end your booking. Otherwise, your booking will automatically end shortly after you lock up.