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Section 1: Getting to know your vehicle
Electric vehicle: introduction
1.2
Important recommendations
1.7
Electric vehicle: charging
1.8
Key
1.14
Doors
1.15
Engine immobiliser system
1.16
Front seat
1.17
Seat belts
1.18
Methods of restraint in addition to the front seat belt
1.21
Child safety: general information
1.25
booster seat
1.27
attaching a booster seat
1.28
installing a booster seat
1.29
Driving position
1.32
Warning lights
1.33
Displays and indicators
1.36
Clock
1.38
Audible and visual signals
1.39
Pedestrian horn
1.40
Exterior lighting and signals
1.41
Windscreen washer/wiper
1.43
1.1
ELECTRIC VEHICLE: introduction (1/5)
2
1
3
4
5
1 Charging cord
2 Electric motor
3 Orange electrical power cables
4 Traction battery
5 12 volt battery
1.2
ELECTRIC VEHICLE: introduction (2/5)
Electric vehicles have specific features.
Batteries
12 volt battery
We therefore recommend that you read
Your electric vehicle has two types of
The second battery on your vehicle is
these instructions describing your elec-
battery:
a 12V battery: this supplies the energy
tric vehicle carefully.
required to operate vehicle equipment
- a traction battery;
(lights, washer/wipers, etc).
- a 12 volt battery.
The 12 V battery is charged either:
“58 volt” traction battery
- when the traction battery is charged;
Special feature
This battery stores the energy nec-
- when the ignition is on;
essary to operate the motor in your
Depending on the country, this vehi-
Please see the information
under
electric vehicle. As with any battery, it
cle has been approved for the four-
“12 volt battery” in Section 4.
discharges after use, and must be reg-
wheel category or for passenger ve-
ularly recharged.
hicles. It may need to meet special
regulations regarding the type of
You do not have to wait until the traction
driving licence required, the type of
battery hits the reserve level in order to
road used, etc. Please ensure that
recharge it.
you comply with the legislation of
Using a domestic socket, it takes ap-
your country.
proximately 3.5 hours to complete a full
charge.
Your vehicle range will depend on the
charge level of the traction battery, and
also on your driving style.
Please refer to information on “Vehicle
range: recommendations” in Section 2.
1.3
ELECTRIC VEHICLE: introduction (3/5)
“58 volt” electrical circuit
Noise
A
The electrical circuit can be recognised
Electric vehicles are particularly quiet.
by the orange cables and by the ele-
You will not yet necessarily be used to
ments signalled using the symbol.
it, and neither will other road users. It
is difficult for them to hear the vehicle
when it is moving.
We would therefore recommend that
you are aware of the horn and make
use of it, especially when driving in a
built-up area or when manoeuvring
(please see the information under
“Horn” in Section 1).
The vehicle drive system
in an electric vehicle uses
As the motor is silent, you will hear
a direct voltage of ap-
noises that you are not used to hearing
proximately 58 volts. This
(aerodynamic noises, tyre noise, etc.).
The A symbol denotes the electrical el-
system can get hot during and after
ements of your vehicle which may pre-
When charging, the vehicle may emit
switching off the ignition.
sent health risks.
noises (fan, relays, etc).
All interventions or modifications to
the vehicle’s electrical system (com-
ponents, cables, connectors, trac-
tion battery) are strictly prohibited
due to the risks they present to your
safety. Please contact an authorised
dealer.
Risk of fire, burns or electric
shocks which may lead to seri-
ous injury.
Your electric vehicle is
silent, so when you get
out, always check that the
handbrake is engaged and
switch off the ignition.
Risk of serious injury.
1.4
ELECTRIC VEHICLE: introduction (4/5)
Driving
When you lift your foot off the accelera-
tor pedal, the motor generates electri-
cal current during deceleration, and this
energy is used to recharge the traction
battery. Please refer to the information
For safety reasons, adapt
on the “Charge meter” in Section 2.
your driving to driving condi-
An electric motor generates a greater
tions and avoid any sudden
engine brake than in a petrol or diesel
turning of the steering
engine vehicle.
wheel, especially on steep slopes or
slippery surfaces.
Failure to respect these recommen-
dations may lead to a loss of control
of the vehicle.
Risk of accident and serious injury.
Obstructions to the driver
Having a passenger effects
On the driver’s side, only
vehicle balance, road hold-
use mats suitable for the
ing and increases the vehi-
vehicle, attached with the
cle braking distance.
pre-fitted components, and check
Adapt your driving to the driving
the fitting regularly. Do not lay one
conditions and avoid any sudden
mat on top of another.
manoeuvre which could lead to a
There is a risk of wedging the
loss of control over the vehicle. Risk
pedals.
of accident and serious injury.
1.5
ELECTRIC VEHICLE: introduction (5/5)
Bad weather, flooded roads:
Special cases
-
At very high exterior temperatures,
Do not drive through
a safety mode is triggered. Warning
floods if the depth of
water is above the
light
comes on the instrument
lower edge of the wheel
panel. This mode reduces vehicle
rims.
power and can lead to its immobi-
lisation. We recommend that you
stop and allow the electrical system
to cool down, until the warning light
goes off. The vehicle then re-
covers its performance.
-
After a maximum charge for the trac-
tion battery and during the first few
miles when driving the vehicle, or
during very low outside tempera-
tures, the engine brake is tempora-
rily reduced. Please adapt your dri-
ving style accordingly.
If a water level reaches
the vehicle floor, do not re-
charge the vehicle. Please
consult an authorised
The engine brake should
dealer.
under no circumstances be
used as a substitute for the
Risk of electric shock and a risk to
brake pedal.
life.
1.6
IMPORTANT RECOMMENDATIONS
Please read these instructions carefully. Failure to follow these instructions may lead to a risk of fire, burns or elec-
tric shock and serious injury.
In the event of an accident or impact to the vehicle
In the event of an accident or an impact to the underside of the vehicle (e.g.: striking a post, raised kerb or other street furni-
ture), this may damage the electrical circuit or the traction battery.
Have the vehicle checked by an authorised dealer.
Never touch components or orange cables which are exposed and visible inside or outside the vehicle.
In the event of serious damage to the traction battery, leaks may occur:
- never touch the liquids (fluids, etc.) coming from the traction battery;
- in the event of contact with the body, wash the affected area with plenty of water and consult a doctor as soon as possible.
In the event of fire
In the event of fire, make everyone evacuate the vehicle immediately and contact the emergency services, informing them that
this is an electric vehicle.
Only use extinguishing agents ABC or BC that are permitted for use with electrical fires. Do not use water or other extinguish-
ing agents.
In the event of damage to the electrical circuit, please call an authorised dealer.
All towing operations
Please refer to the information on “Towing, breakdowns” in Section 5.
Washing the vehicle
Never wash the vehicle while it is charging.
Never wash the vehicle or the traction battery with a high-pressure jet.
Do not wash the vehicle in a roller car wash.
This risks damaging the electric circuit.
Lifting
Using a lifting tool (jack, etc.) directly under the traction battery to lift the vehicle is prohibited. To replace a wheel, please go
to an authorised dealer.
1.7
ELECTRIC VEHICLE: charging (1/6)
1
2
Charging schematic diagram
1 Wall socket or, depending on the ve-
hicle, charging terminal
2 Charging cord
If you have any questions regarding the equipment needed for charging, please
ask an authorised dealer.
1.8
ELECTRIC VEHICLE: charging (2/6)
Important recommendations for charging your vehicle
Please read these instructions carefully. Failure to follow these instructions may lead to a risk of fire, burns or elec-
tric shock and serious injury.
Installations on domestic sockets
Have a qualified professional check that each socket you intend to use with the charging cord complies with the standards and
regulations in force in your country, and especially that they have:
- a Type A 30 mA residual current differential device;
- a device to protect against overvoltage (16A fuse or circuit breaker for the socket used);
- protection against overvoltage relating to lightning in exposed areas.
You are recommended to test the residual differential current device every month.
You are recommended to regularly check the domestic plug socket or wall-mounted socket. In the event of any damage (cor-
rosion, discolouration, etc.), do not use it.
Charging
Never wash the vehicle while it is charging.
Never wash the vehicle or the traction battery with a high-pressure jet.
Always check that the socket is clean, dry and shows no signs of rust before plugging in. Risk of serious injury and/or electric
shock which may endanger life.
In the event of the presence of water, signs of corrosion or foreign bodies in the charging cord socket, do not charge the ve-
hicle. Fire hazard.
Do not attempt to introduce objects into the socket of the charging cord.
Never plug the charging cord into a multiple socket or an extension lead.
Do not remove or modify the charging cord. Fire hazard.
Take care of the cord: do not stand on it, do not get it wet, only pull it gently, do not drive over it, do not allow anything to hit it
and keep it away from heat sources.
If the blue (or orange) protective sleeve, depending on the vehicle, is damaged, do not use it. Please see an authorised dealer
to replace them.
1.9
ELECTRIC VEHICLE: charging (3/6)
Charging types that conform
1
2
to European standards
Alternating current (AC)
If the information is displayed on the
vehicle charging flap, follow the instruc-
tions below.
Before plugging in a charging lead,
check that:
1
2
- the colour and one of the letters of
the inlet socket 1 correspond to the
colour and one of the letters on the
end 2 of the lead;
Charging type
Alternating current (AC)
Connection
Charging terminal 1/Charging lead 2
Charging types that conforms to
European standards (for all other
cases, please contact an approved
dealer)
1.10
ELECTRIC VEHICLE: charging (4/6)
Avoid charging and parking your ve-
Recommendations
hicle in extreme temperatures (hot or
Favour parking and recharging the ve-
cold).
hicle in a shaded/covered location.
Favour charging the traction battery in
mild temperatures.
Wear to the charging cord
protective sleeve.
When the outdoor temperature falls
2
below zero or is very high, the traction
battery charging time will be longer.
Charging may become impossible
The charging cord must be
when the temperature is extremely low.
replaced in the event that
the blue (or orange) protec-
When the vehicle is parked for more
tive sleeve, depending on
than seven days in temperatures below
the vehicle, is damaged. Contact an
about -25°C, charging the traction bat-
approved Dealer.
tery can become impossible.
Risk of serious injury and/or electric
When the vehicle is parked for more
Charging cord 2
shock which may endanger life.
than three months with near zero
This cord enables a full recharge of
charge, charging the battery can
the traction battery in approximately
become impossible.
3.5 hours.
To preserve the service life of your trac-
The cord is located in the storage com-
tion battery, avoid parking the vehi-
partment at the front of the vehicle.
cle for more than one month with high
charge, especially when the weather is
very hot.
Do not use an extension
lead or a multiple socket.
Always check that the
Only use an adapter ap-
socket is clean, dry and
proved by the construc-
shows no signs of rust
tor. Please contact an authorised
before plugging in.
dealer.
Risk of serious injury and/or electric
Fire hazard.
shock which may endanger life.
1.11
ELECTRIC VEHICLE: charging (5/6)
3
8
4
2
5
7
2
6
Recharging the traction
When charging, the following informa-
NB:
tion is displayed:
It is not necessary to wait:
battery
- until you reach reserve levels in
Ignition switched off:
- warning light 4. This flashes to indi-
order to recharge your vehicle;
-
open flap 3;
cate that the traction battery is re-
- for a full charge of the traction bat-
take out the entire charging cord 2
ceiving energy;
tery in order to use the vehicle.
located in the storage compartment
- the completed charge percentage 5;
at the front of your vehicle, pulling it
by the plug using reasonable force.
- warning light 6 indicates that the
The maximum length of the charging
cord is attached to the power supply;
cord is approximately 3 metres;
In the absence of any protection
- the battery 7 indicates the amount of
-
plug in the end of the cord to the
against overvoltage, you are ad-
energy stored in the traction battery.
power supply (domestic plug socket,
vised not to charge the vehicle in
etc);
At the end of a full charge, the instru-
stormy weather (lightning, etc).
-
make sure that the stretch limiter 8 of
ment panel switches off.
the charging cord 2 is not exceeded
during charging.
The vehicle can only be charged
with the ignition switched off.
1.12
ELECTRIC VEHICLE: charging (6/6)
Special conditions
8
3
If it becomes impossible to unplug the
vehicle from the charging terminal (the
plug is mechanically locked), turn the
key as if to start the vehicle, switch off
the ignition, then switch on again.
Attempting to start the vehicle ends the
charging process and unlocks the plug
from the terminal.
Repeat this operation as many times as
is necessary.
2
2
Precautions to take when removing
from the socket
-
Unplug the cord from the power
After each charge, it is normal to
supply by pulling out the plug. The
hear a fan noise from the vehicle if it
instrument panel goes out;
is still plugged in.
-
reposition the cord 2 correctly in the
front storage compartment.
Depending on the vehicle, place the
end of the plug in its housing or the
cord connector facing down;
-
close the flap
3. Check that the
When charging, make sure that the
bonnet is correctly locked.
charging cord 2 is not overstretched.
Do not pull the vehicle using the
charging cord.
Important: before starting the vehi-
If the stretch limiter 8 is damaged,
cle, please make sure that the cord
please replace the charging cord.
is properly stored in its housing and
Please contact an authorised dealer.
that the flap is fully closed.
1.13
KEY
A
Replacement, requirements for
additional keys
If you lose your key or require an-
other, you can obtain one exclu-
sively from an authorised dealer.
Driver’s responsibility
Key
when parking or stopping
the vehicle
A Coded ignition-starter key, locking/
Never leave an animal,
unlocking storage compartments.
child or adult who is not self-suffi-
cient alone on your vehicle, even for
a short time.
They may pose a risk of injury, such
as by starting the engine or activat-
ing equipment.
Risk of serious injury.
The key must not be used for any
function other than those described
in the handbook (removing the cap
from a bottle, etc.).
1.14
OPENING AND CLOSING THE DOORS
1
Driver’s responsibility
For safety reasons:
Opening from inside or
when parking or stopping
- Do not press on the door
outside
the vehicle
while it is open when there
Never leave an animal,
is another occupant of the
Lift handle 1 and pull upwards.
child or adult who is not self-suffi-
vehicle;
cient alone on your vehicle, even for
- make sure that no people or pets
Closing
a short time.
prevent the doors from closing;
Lower the door until it locks into place.
They may pose a risk of injury, such
- hold the door when opening
as by starting the engine or activat-
when parked on a steep slope.
ing equipment.
Risk of serious injury.
Risk of serious injury.
Do not drive with the door open.
As a safety precaution,
Risk of unwanted closure.
the doors should only be
opened or closed when the
vehicle is stationary.
1.15
ENGINE IMMOBILISER
This prevents the vehicle being
Vehicle protection tell-tale light
driven by anyone not in possession
After the ignition has been switched off,
of the vehicle’s coded ignition key.
warning light 1 flashes and the vehicle
The vehicle is automatically protected
is protected.
after the engine is switched off.
Operating fault warning light
If the warning light continues to flash or
stays lit up permanently following an at-
tempt to start the engine, this indicates
a fault in the system.
In this case, use the second key (sup-
plied with the vehicle). If the fault is still
1
present, contact your authorised dealer,
as only they are qualified to repair the
engine immobiliser system.
Operating principle
When the engine is started, warning
light 1 remains lit for a few seconds,
then goes out (refer to the information
on “Starting, stopping the engine” in
Section 2).
If the code is not recognised, the warn-
ing light flashes rapidly and the vehicle
Any
unauthorised
work
will not start.
carried out on the engine
immobiliser
(computers,
wiring, etc.) could be dan-
gerous. Work must be carried out
by qualified personnel.
When the engine immobiliser
system is activated, the handbrake
cannot be released.
1.16
FRONT SEAT
Access to the rear seats
Lift strap 2 and slide the driver’s seat
forwards.
2
To replace the seat in the driving posi-
tion, pull strap 2 towards the rear of the
vehicle until you get to the desired po-
sition.
1
To move the seat forwards or
back
Lift handle 1 to unlock the seat. Release
the handle once the seat is in the cor-
rect position and ensure that the seat is
fully locked into position.
Make sure the seat is
locked in place.
No object should be placed
on the floor: such objects
may slide under the pedals during
sudden braking manoeuvres and
For safety reasons, carry
obstruct their use.
out any adjustments when
the vehicle is not being
driven.
1.17
SEAT BELTS (1/3)
For safety reasons, always wear your
seat belt when travelling in your vehi-
cle. You must also comply with the leg-
islation of your country.
Before starting, first adjust your driv-
ing position, then ask all occupants
1
to adjust their seat belts to ensure
optimum protection.
1
2
Adjusting your driving
position
- Sit well back in your seat. This is
essential to ensure your back is po-
sitioned correctly;
- adjust the distance between the
seat and the pedals. Your seat
Driver’s side seat belt
should be as far back as possible
while still allowing you to fully de-
Slip your right shoulder under the belt 1.
To
avoid
hampering
the
press the pedals.
proper operation of the side
support belt, make sure
nothing is positioned be-
tween the back 2 of the front seat
and the belt 1. Risk of injury in the
event of an accident.
Incorrectly adjusted or twisted seat belts may cause injuries in the event
of an accident.
Use one seat belt per person, whether child or adult.
Even pregnant women should wear a seat belt. In this case, ensure that
Do not use the driver’s side
the lap belt is not exerting too much pressure on the abdomen, but do not allow
support belt on its own. This
any slack.
belt is designed to comple-
ment the action of the seat
belt.
1.18
SEAT BELTS (2/3)
Unfastening
Press button 6 and the seat belt will be
3
3
rewound by the inertia reel. Guide the
belt into position.
5
6
4
7
4
Locking
Adjusting the seat belts
Unwind the belt slowly and smoothly
Sit with your back firmly against the
and ensure that buckle 5 locks into
seatback.
catch 4 (check that it is locked by pull-
The shoulder strap 3 should be as close
ing on buckle 5). If the belt jams, allow
as possible to the base of the neck but
it to return slightly before attempting to
not on it.
unwind it again.
The lap belt 7 should be worn flat over
If your seat belt is completely jammed,
the thighs and against the pelvis.
pull slowly, but firmly, so that just over
3 cm unwinds. Allow it to return slightly
The seat belt must be worn as close to
before attempting to unwind it again.
the body as possible. E.g.: avoid having
objects under the belts, etc.
If there is still a problem, contact an ap-
proved dealer.
1.19
SEAT BELTS (3/3)
- No modification may be made to the component parts of the originally fitted restraint system: belts, seats and their
mountings. For special operations (e.g.: fitting booster seats), please contact an authorised dealer.
- Do not use devices which allow any slack in the belts (e.g. clothes pegs, clips, etc.): a seat belt which is worn too
loosely may cause injury in the event of an accident.
- Never wear the shoulder strap under your arm or behind your back.
- Never use the same belt for more than one person and never hold a baby or child on your lap with your seat belt around
them.
- The belt should never be twisted.
- Following an accident, have the seat belts checked and replaced if necessary. Always replace your seat belts as soon as
they show any signs of wear.
- Make sure that the buckle is inserted into the appropriate catch.
- Ensure that no objects are placed in the area around the seat belt catch as they could prevent it from being properly se-
cured.
- Make sure the seat belt catch is properly positioned (it should not be hidden away, crushed or flattened by people or ob-
jects).
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