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Electric-car noise rules to be canceled under Trump deregulation plan?

Electric-car noise rules to be canceled under Trump deregulation plan?

Modern electric cars have been on U.S. roads for seven years or so, and owners love their smooth, quiet, close to noise-free operation. That silence has been a bone of contention for even longer, however, since hybrids operating purely on battery power are similarly quiet. For years, the U.S... read more

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2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  Driven, July 2014 (NWAPA Drive Revolution)

Quiet-Car Noise Rules For Hybrid, Electric Cars To Be Finalized This Fall

Hybrids and electric cars don't produce much powertrain noise running in electric-only mode. The smooth, near-silent ride is a perk for drivers and passengers, but some... read more July 31, 2015 by


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric at 2011 Geneva Motor Show, photo by Robert Llewellyn

2012 Ford Focus Electric Won’t Have a Pedestrian Alert Noisemaker

For some time now there’s been a battle raging between politicians, advocacy groups and the electric car industry over compulsory noise-makers in electric cars. Now the... read more October 14, 2011 by 12


 
Toyota Prius body damage

Pedestrian Alert Noises Coming To Hybrid And Electric Cars, Needed Or Not

If you like the idea of hybrid or electric cars that whir silently down the road without the noise of an engine exploding gasoline thousands of times each minute, you'd... read more July 8, 2011 by 6


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric at 2011 Geneva Motor Show, photo by Robert Llewellyn

Ford To Facebook Fans: “How Should The 2012 Focus Electric Sound?”

The days of the almost silent electric car are gone. Motivated by a severe case of liticaphobia - or the fear of lawsuits - the auto industry has already agreed that electric... read more June 29, 2011 by 35


 
Pre-Production 2010 Toyota Prius in Orlando

Toyota Prius To Make Noise During Electric Running, in Japan

In another step toward making silent electric cars less so, Toyota Prius hybrids sold in Japan are to be offered with an optional system that broadcasts a "humming" noise... read more August 25, 2010 by 0


 

 
 

 
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