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DRIVING AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE

WARNING

Before exiting the vehicle, make sure that the vehicle is stationary. Select P (Park). Make sure the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) is engaged. Switch off the vehicle’s electrical system. Failure to do so may cause the vehicle to move unexpectedly, which may potentially result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION

The vehicle must be stationary before making a drive selection. Failure to do so can potentially result in serious damage to the vehicle’s driveline system.

CAUTION

Do not press the accelerator pedal when making a drive selection. Doing so can potentially result in serious damage to the vehicle’s driveline system.

NOTES

To maintain control of the vehicle, it is recommended to press the brake pedal during each drive selection.

The instrument panel displays the current drive selection.

Operate as follows:

  • D (Drive) button: Press to drive the vehicle forward.

    NOTES

    The electric vehicle system does not have multiple forward driving gears.

  • N (Neutral) button: Press to stop propulsion energy being supplied to the vehicle’s driveline system.

  • R (Reverse) button: Press to drive the vehicle backward.

    NOTES

    The vehicle must be stationary with the brake pedal pressed, before R can be selected.

  • P (Park) button: Press when Park is required.

With the vehicle creep feature switched on, the vehicle automatically moves from a standstill when the braking system is released, with D or R selected. See VEHICLE CREEP.

The brake hold feature prevents the vehicle rolling when on an incline and pulling away from a standstill. See BRAKE HOLD.