Will hybrids have to have a minimum sound level?

Will hybrids have to have a minimum sound level?

I’ve already spoken about the lack of sound that hybrids and electric vehicles make, even talking about Fisker’s Karma (it plays sound through speakers, a bit like a cross between a jet and an F1 car), and items that you can retrofit to your car to make it sound like a rally weapon or a V8 (even if it’s a four-cylinder Japper).

Now a bill is being introduced in the House of Representatives in the USA that would force the US Dept of Transportation to study whether or not there should be a minimum sound level for all cars, and what that should be. We don’t have statistics on whether proportionally more people are hit by hybrids, but it’s probably best to nip it in the bud before we’re awash with the lithium-mining environmental nightmare that hybrids are.

If it’s passed there would be a compliance period of two years. What sound would you have your hybrid playing? Twin-supercharged AC Cobra?

I’ve already spoken about the lack of sound that hybrids and electric vehicles make, even talking about Fisker’s Karma (it plays sound through speakers, a bit like a cross between a jet and an F1 car), and items that you can retrofit to your car to make it sound like a rally weapon or a V8 (even if it’s a four-cylinder Japper).

Now a bill is being introduced in the House of Representatives in the USA that would force the US Dept of Transportation to study whether or not there should be a minimum sound level for all cars, and what that should be. We don’t have statistics on whether proportionally more people are hit by hybrids, but it’s probably best to nip it in the bud before we’re awash with the lithium-mining environmental nightmare that hybrids are.

If it’s passed there would be a compliance period of two years. What sound would you have your hybrid playing? Twin-supercharged AC Cobra?

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