Electric Vehicles, Noise, and Pedestrian Safety - What's Your Take?
With more and more automakers developing electric vehicles, some folks worry about pedestrian safety. They argue that more people are likely to be hit by sneakily quiet EVs. Some even suggest putting speakers in electric cars to produce a noise that will give pedestrians a heads-up to oncoming traffic.
On the other hand, those concerned about the already pervasive noise pollution look forward to having quieter cars on the road.
What do you think? Should electric vehicles be required to produce some sort of noise in the name of public safety? If so, what sound should be employed? Should electric vehicles replicate the sound of current cars, or should we get more creative?
Will the Chevrolet Volt sound like Cyndi Lauper?
Make yourself heard in the comments section below.