Yes, 30 years backLTLFTcomposite wrote:If I were 30 years younger it would "67 Mustang"... a total chick magnet!
My preferred sound would be Gilbert Gotfried repeating on loop, "This sound is mandated by your legislators! This sound is mandated by your legislators!"LeafHopper wrote:We should be able to change the sound. I would like a charging elephant or roaring lion sound or "Wipe Out" or best of all, a ferrari accelerating. But it should be our choice to allow for some "modding"
Karen, Love this!! Love this!! We never know what our Arizona legislators will come up with. Maybe the LEAF will need to carry its Japanese manufacturing papers too.My preferred sound would be Gilbert Gotfried repeating on loop, "This sound is mandated by your legislators! This sound is mandated by your legislators!"
I just can't imagine why this keeps coming up. It is simply a non-issue. All modern cars are extremely quite at slow speeds. EV's are not any quieter than other cars except when you put the accelerator pedal to the floor. When you put the vehicle into Wide Open Throttle, the EV will accelerate much quieter than any of the ICE vehicles, but unless you are worried about the children, elderly and blind people who are at the drag strip, don't put any noise makers on my car.MikeBoxwell wrote:At walking speeds, most cars are virtually silent. Next time you're in a car park next to a shopping mall, you'll see cars driving around at walking pace. Chances are you won't hear them until they are right up next to you.
Yet I've never managed to 'surprise' people with any of my electric cars, even when I've deliberately tried to wind up one of the neighbours or a work colleague by rolling up behind them, I've never been able to manage it. Pah! These electric cars may be quiet, but they still make a noise.
At speeds of over 10mph, the wind noise and tire noise mean an electric car is as noisy as any other vehicle.