Went to my brothers house tonight and parked the Twizy on his drive which has quite a steep slope.
When I came to leave I had a problem with the Handbrake locking on.
I kept getting further down his slope and nearly ended up in his Locked garage!
Eventually managed to get back up the slope but was a bit puzzled.
Read in the manual that to do a Hill start you have to apply the brake, release the handbrake before pressing the accelerator.
What went wrong and what is the correct procedure?
On our drive, I find that if you click the handbrake ratchet button [which you can only do with your foot firmly on the footbrake] and pull the brake towards you with the button still pressed, you can hold the Twizy on the handbrake while you put your foot on the accelerator and move off releasing the handbrake as you go. Works for me, anyway.
I find the irritating handbrake an annoying stretch away, so use it as little as possible-but yours is a great idea if you have no trouble using it.
I got so cross trying to do this and had too many near misses so reverted to left foot use-which is the only possible way for me-should have put that in my post!!
Ours has the annoying fault that the electronic brake pedal/handbrake release switch freezes open or closed too, so you can either not release the handbrake and cannot move, or have no handbrake light on dash and the annoying beeping when sat still-even with the handbrake on. Grrrr. Going in next week to be dealt with alongside the brake recall and accelerator pedal recall.
I thought thats what we said. Mark certainly said use both feet. I found it hard to put my left foot on the brake at first. I now mix left and right foot braking!! but always use left foot for hill starts.