Blog: Graeme RobertsTuning up the EV

Graeme Roberts | 27 July 2011

A battery-full of Volts and a new sound chip please...

A battery-full of Volts and a new sound chip please...

How should your EV sound?

Nissan is already adding some low-speed noise to its Leaf and Ford, ahead of the 2012 launch of its Focus electric, is experimenting.

Try four suggested sounds here. And you can vote here.

Personally, I reckon the whine of the old Auckland trolley buses I rode on as a student was pleasant and loud enough. The electric buses at the recent Shanghai Expo made a notable whine loud enough to be heard before you stepped off the kerb.

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