Electric Cars to produce noise...

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Electric Cars to produce noise...

Post by Boro Boy » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:02 am

From July 2019, manufacturers must fit sound generators to new electric and hybrid models so that the vehicles make a noise when they are travelling at low speeds. All existing quiet electric and hybrid vehicles must be retrofitted with this technology by 2021.

Have Jaguar got it right or should there be another noise!?!
See: https://www.petrolprices.com/news/noise ... uld-think/ :silent:

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Re: Electric Cars to produce noise...

Post by blythburgh » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:29 am

This is very important, the blind and partially sighted need to be able to hear. The idiots who walk around and into the road whilst their eyes fixed on their phone probably would not hear any noise that a car or motorcycle would produce
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Re: Electric Cars to produce noise...

Post by Boro Boy » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:25 am

blythburgh wrote:This is very important, the blind and partially sighted need to be able to hear. The idiots who walk around and into the road whilst their eyes fixed on their phone probably would not hear any noise that a car or motorcycle would produce

Did Jaguar get it right (see 1st entry on thread) or should there be a different noise to alert these vulnerable road users you have mentioned above...!?! :think:

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Re: Electric Cars to produce noise...

Post by RonFlorabud » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:01 pm

As this is such an interesting question (yawn), why don't you set up a poll?

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