Is the quiet nature of electric vehicles a hazard?

A:

Electric vehicles aren’t completely silent, although the lack of engine noise takes a little getting used to!

When driving slowly in carparks an EV makes some noise, primarily from the tyres, but it is true that as an EV driver, paying attention to pedestrians is of high importance.  Reversing in an EV, like most ICE cars, has a warning beep to alert pedestrians, and most EVs have warning noises for any obstacle in their forward path, both solid and human. 

At very high speeds, the wind and tyre noise is comparable to any car.


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