Electric Vehicles or EV’s are incredibly quiet, and now the European Union has ruled that all electric vehicles must have an engine noise.
The EU has voted to introduce mandatory AVAS or acoustic vehicle alerting system, the reason this is being done is to alert pedestrians to oncoming vehicles.
Over the next five years, all electric vehicles will have to use the AVAS system in Europe, and cars will make a sound which is similar to a regular petrol or diesel engine.
‘The acoustic warning devices will make a sound very similar to that of cars with a regular combustion engine so that people will be able to clearly hear these vehicles, allowing them to judge how safe a road is to cross.’
Current electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles are very quiet when they are running on just the electric engine, this is something that will have to change in the future in Europe.
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