New law requires all electric and hybrid vehicles to make noise by 2019

November 16, 2016 by  
Filed under Business, Green

The days of having an electric car suddenly appear out of nowhere next to you will soon be gone, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) just finalized its “Quiet Car” rule – a law designed to make sure pedestrians don’t get hurt by near-silent electric cars they can’t hear coming. As of 2019, electric vehicles will have to make enough noise at low speeds to let you know they’re coming.

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New law requires all electric and hybrid vehicles to make noise by 2019

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