26 Jun '17, 11am

Electric-car noise rules to be canceled under Trump deregulation plan?

Electric-car noise rules to be canceled under Trump deregulation plan?

John Voelcker Jun 26, 2017 Follow John Add to circle Chevrolet Bolt EV self-driving prototype Enlarge Photo Modern electric cars have been on U.S. roads for seven years or so, and owners love their smooth, quiet, close to noise-free operation. That silence has been a bone of contention for even longer, however, since hybrids operating purely on battery power are similarly quiet. For years, the U.S. Department of Transportation was charged with drafting rules to make hybrids and electric noisier at low speeds; they finally emerged last year. DON'T MISS: Feds issue mandatory-noise rule for new electric, hybrid cars (Nov 2016) The push for such rules was largely due to lobbying by the National Federation for the Blind, which maintains that such cars pose a direct threat to blind and vision-impaired pedestrians—who can't see them coming. Congress directed the National Highway ...

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