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NHTSA Decides That EVs Shouldn’t Be Quiet — Have To Include Fake Sounds

November 17th, 2016 | by James Ayre

In a move sure to irritate many people, the US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has moved to create a new federal safety standard that will require auto manufacturers to ensure that all newly manufactured hybrid and electric light-duty vehicles released on and after September 1, 2019, are equipped with an audible alert system -- intended to make up for the fact that electric vehicles are by their nature fairly quiet



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