Hybrid and Electric vehicles are great in terms of economy, but the core differences introduce some differences in their operation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the B on the gear selector mean?
The “B” on the gear selector enables engine braking, which may be useful in long downhill areas.
How can I tell if the car is on?
The cay will always display “READY” on the instrument cluster to confirm it is ready to be driven. As it is a hybrid, you may not hear the engine turn on.
The EV mode, selectable in front of the gear selector, instructs the vehicle to only use the battery for operation. This cuts emissions indoors and may reduce noise.
This mode will only function at low speeds, and if the battery is sufficiently charged.
As the car does not have an always-on engine, the vehicle features an engine braking mode by shifting the gear selector into the “B” position.
|Shift position||Objective or function|
|P||Parking the vehicle/starting the engine|
|N||Neutral (Condition in which the power is not transmitted)|
|B||Applying moderate engine braking driving down hills|
The car features a selection of 3 driving modes:
These settings vary the transmission, acceleration and feel of the car. Under normal circumstances, they do not need to be changed.