European Union Requires Electric Cars To Make Noise

Electric carElectric cars are an important answer to the question of what we can do about climate change.  But they can also pose a danger to blind and visually impaired people nearby who cannot hear them approaching.  Even fully sighted people can be taken by surprise by silent electric vehicles.

But now the EU is requiring all new electric vehicles to emit a sound, similar to the sound a car engine typically makes, when backing up or driving below 12 MPH.

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