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Electric vehicles must make noise by 2019

April 08, 2014, 12:03 PM IST by Pratheek Kunder
Electric vehicles must make noise by 2019

We all know hybrid and electric vehicles hardly makes any noise. In fact, some of the buyers prefer buy these vehicles for the absence of the engine noise. But by 2019, all the electric and hybrid vehicles must make noise, thanks to a mandate by the European Commission.

This strict order from the European Commission has come to reduce in the number accidents involving blind and deaf persons. Most of the European manufacturers have no problem with this new rule and are happy to implement it in their vehicles due to the safety aspect.  Cars like the Volkswagen e-Up comes with sound symposer as an option, the company will have to offer this feature as standard across its lineup  in Europe.

"Advances in safety technology have helped reduce UK road accidents by a third, so the industry is supportive of moves to ensure vehicles can be heard. Many electric vehicles are already equipped with systems to alert pedestrians when travelling at low speeds, so this latest set of legislation will ensure a level playing field for all manufacturers as they develop new and existing vehicles,.” said a spokesman from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders to Autocar UK.

Source: Autocarpro

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