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All-Electric? Add Some Noise

January 8, 2013 in EVs, Hybrids, Regulations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

NHTSA Is Moving to Make It Mandatory

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing that hybrid and electric vehicles “meet minimum sound standards in order to help make all pedestrians more aware of the approaching vehicles.” Electric-drive vehicles, in other words, will have to have sounds added to increase safety.

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