Re: Green Car Reports "No Pedestrian Alert for 2012 Focus EV
The Electruk doth protest too much, methinks!
Noisemakers are not the law, yet, otherwise Ford, and Nissan, and Toyota, and GM vehicles that can move under battery power alone would have them.
Thanks for the link, by the way. If you follow it and read it, you will find that the law directs the DoT to figure out what the level of noise needs to be. It does not require any particular level of noise. So, maybe in a few years, there will be a sound-level requirement. Or maybe, the funding for the study will be cut so the study will never be completed. It is too soon to tell.