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Helpful Tips for the e-Golf
How to start the vehicle?
It's an automatic transmission, so the vehicle must be in P and foot on brake in order to start. The vehicle will be silent when started with Green “ready” on dash.
How to put the car into drive, reverse and park?
When in 'D' pull back once to go into 'B' and again to return to 'D' flappy paddles can be used to move up and down through gears. Right is + and left is -
How to adjust the wing mirrors?
The mirrors are adjusted using a joystick positioned above the window switches in the driver's door. The joystick can be twisted to adjust the left and right mirrors, then simply pushed to move the mirror in the corresponding direction.
How to use the headlights and turn signals?
To operate the headlights, use the round switch to the left of the steering wheel. 0 is for off, AUTO is for automatic headlight control. When an image of a side light illuminates, it indicatees that the side lights are switched on (they work with the ignition on or off). When an image of a headlight is illuminated, it indicates that the headlights are switched on. All the settings will switch off when the ignition is off apart from the sidelights. The indicator signal switch is to the left of the steering wheel. Push the switch down to indicate left and up to indicate right.
Where is the fuel card?
Open the driver side door and look to the side of the dashboard, there you will find the fuel card in a white sleeve. Look towards the door hinges / door jamb.
How to use the windscreen wipers?
To operate the windscreen wipers, use the lever to the right of the steering wheel. Push the lever up to engage the wipers and further up for faster speeds.
How do I release the boot?
To release the boot, flip the VW badge.
How to release the bonnet?
The bonnet is released by pulling forward the vertical lever located on the right-hand side of the driver's foot well. Once released, the bonnet is opened by sliding 2-3 fingers under the front edge and lifting this lever (the black part), situated in the center of the bonnet above the VW badge
Four handy hints before you hit the road
If you’ve never rented an electric car before, here are some handy hints to get you started.
Check the range
Our app and the dashboard will show you an approximate range for the car. Speed, cold weather, air-conditioning and heating will impact the car’s mileage.
We charge them
It’s not something you have to worry about - we don't keep the cables in the car as our team charge electric Zipcars overnight to make sure you’ve got plenty of juice in the morning.
The e-Golf is super quiet. You’ll know you’re ready to drive when you see the big green READY button on the dashboard screen, and you’ll also hear a chime.
Keep it in London
Before your trip, make sure the car is showing you plenty of range to get to your destination within the Zipzone. We don’t recommend taking this car on any out of London adventures.
Our community rules
Before you hit the road, read our community rules of car-sharing.
Return it right
Keep it clean
Clean up, don’t smoke and take everything with you. Don’t forget to recycle your rubbish!
Fill ‘er up
If fuel is below ¼ tank at the end of your trip, fill up before you return to it’s bay. Fuel's on us!