Vroom Vroom: Silent electric cars need noises

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By Stuart McDill COVENTRY, England Dec 22 (Reuters Life!) - Should an electric car go vroom vroom like its internal combustion ancestors, make a noise like a space ship in Star Wars or emit the tranquil sounds of birdsong? Researchers in England considering noises to alert pedestrians and cyclists to the presence of oncoming electric cars say legislation to force silent electric vehicles (EVs) to make a warning noise is inevitable. "It's definitely coming," Warwick University Professor ...

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