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Re: EV's Too Quiet ?!

Tue May 04, 2010 6:17 pm

Noise pollution, like any other type of pollution, should not be a "goal".
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Re: EV's Too Quiet ?!

Tue May 04, 2010 6:18 pm

LTLFTcomposite wrote:If I were 30 years younger it would "67 Mustang"... a total chick magnet!
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Re: EV's Too Quiet ?!

Sat May 08, 2010 1:42 pm

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"

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Re: EV's Too Quiet ?!

Sat May 08, 2010 1:51 pm

It is not clear that the EV is quieter than a the quieter ICE vehicles would be in this lower-speed aproaching-blind-people situation.

A solution, if any is really needed (which I doubt), should be substantially better than constant (or even occasional) noise pollution.
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Re: EV's Too Quiet ?!

Mon May 10, 2010 11:10 am

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"
My preferred sound would be Gilbert Gotfried repeating on loop, "This sound is mandated by your legislators! This sound is mandated by your legislators!"

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Re: EV's Too Quiet ?!

Mon May 10, 2010 11:22 am

My preferred sound would be Gilbert Gotfried repeating on loop, "This sound is mandated by your legislators! This sound is mandated by your legislators!"
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.
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Re: EV's Too Quiet ?!

Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:06 pm

Custom "ringtones" for EVs? I think I'll choose the pod-racer from Star Wars.
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Re: EV's Too Quiet ?!

Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:41 am

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. :roll: 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.

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Re: EV's Too Quiet ?!

Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:06 am

Heck, I guess manual cars need this too as you can put the car out of gear and coast quietly...

So many modifications needed, so little time....


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Re: EV's Too Quiet ?!

Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:15 am

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. :roll: 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.
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.
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