Your top ten electric car noises
The EU says electric cars must make noise for safety reasons. These are your best suggestions
Posted: 16 Apr 2014
The European Union wants noisier cars. While this is something Top Gear has been advocating for some time now, the EU cites safety reasons; specifically, the noise an electric car must make.
Earlier this month, the European Parliament decreed that all new electric and hybrid cars must be fitted with ‘sound generating devices' by the year 2021, in a bid to prevent road accidents.
This is because an electric car doesn't sound like a normal engine. It sounds like... nothing, really. Maybe a milk float. Or distant train. We came up with some alternative suggestions - things like the Ghostbusters' proton pack, or a big fat dinosaur - but it seems we have been outfoxed by you, the good folk of TG.com.
You've sent in some funnier, finer efforts. Here, in no particular order, are ten of your best suggestions.