BMW i3 Quick Start Guide

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 & power down

  • Park politely in any available Zilch parking space at the destination hub
  • If there’s a Zilch charger at the hub, connect charger.

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.
  • When your booking has successfully ended, we’ll send you a TXT confirmation.