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NHTSA proposes rule for EVs and hybrids to make noises


Electric cars may be required to make noises to let pedestrians know they are close under a U.S. proposed rule released today. Although electric cars have soundless engines, the sounds they would be required to produce would need to be detectable when vehicles are traveling slower than 18 miles per hour (29 km/h). The reason for this is for electric and ...
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