Posted by HardOCP News 6:06 PM (CST)
Monday November 14, 2016
I am totally cool with this as long as you can edit your sound profile with custom exhaust sounds, kinda like ring tones for electric cars. Imagine your Prius sounding like a supercharged big block.
Under the rule, all hybrid and electric light vehicles with four wheels and a gross vehicle weight rating آ— the maximum operating weight of a vehicle, including passengers, driver, and cargo آ— of 10,000 pounds or less will be required to make noise when going forward or backwards at speeds up to 19 miles per hour. They’re not required to make a noise over that threshold because at higher speeds, other factors, like tire and wind noise, provide adequate audible warning to pedestrians, NHTSA explains.