The Clarity is not totally unlike my Tesla when it comes to putting the car in neutral. In both cars, when the driver exits, the car automatically goes back into park. I've found that a bit annoying since it makes life at the commercial carwash more problematic. In the Tesla, you must go into 'tow mode'. Good luck with that at the carwash and explaining to attendants how to enter and exit 'tow mode'. Instead I simply tell them I must sit in the car. Yesterday, while at the carwash with the Clarity, the attendant responded when I told him I had to sit in the car, "Oh we've had these cars before and you just need to insert the seatbelt when leaving the car to keep the car in neutral". I told him the car only came out a few weeks ago and he's probably never had one at the carwash. I told him he was probably not correct about the seatbelt, and to the best of my knowledge I needed to stay in the car, which I did. I actually tested this out later and found that with my wife sitting in the passenger seat, the car did stay in neutral if I fastened my seatbelt upon exiting and closing the door. However later, with nobody else in the car, I could not replicate that and the car refused to stay in neutral, seatbelt attached or not, upon exiting the car. Now yes, you can keep the car in neutral by keeping the neutral button depressed for a couple of seconds, but in a carwash that's still fraught with things that could go wrong. The attendant first needs to realize that he MUST press the neutral button for a few seconds after driving it on to the belt. If he doesn't, I'd assume there could be possible damage to the drivetrain. Then, at the end of the belt upon exiting the car wash, the attendant at the other end, must press the brake before switching to drive. You just need to keep these things in mind if you use a commercial carwash. In N.Y. winters, I most certainly don't wash the car myself and a commercial carwash is a necessity to get the crap off from the roadway dirt & salt.