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Now I really know the world has gone mad !
« on: 30 June 2019, 14:29:26 »

New EU ruling all electric cars are going to have devices fitted to make them sound like a normal car, because they're dangerous being quiet, give me strength!
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Re: Now I really know the world has gone mad !
« Reply #1 on: 30 June 2019, 14:34:08 »

New EU ruling all electric cars are going to have devices fitted to make them sound like a normal car, because they're dangerous being quiet, give me strength!

When I heard also that they only had to make a noise up to 12 mph I fell about laughing!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

So that helps the blind or partially sighted?!  So a car does not kill after 12 mph?!

It also reminded me of the boys back in the day who fitted a piece of wood or similar to one of the wheels of their push bikes to make an engine noise! ;D ;D ;D ;)

I am still laughing with incredibility, and I just wish I heard wrong!  ::) ::) ;D ;D :y
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Re: Now I really know the world has gone mad !
« Reply #2 on: 30 June 2019, 14:38:27 »

.....and I have just double checked online to make sure my older persons mind has not got this right, but I have!!!

The best quote I could find online for today:
"This system must emit a continuous noise of at least 56 decibels any time the car is moving 20 kilometers per hour (12 miles per hour) or slower. Thatís about as loud as a conversation you might have in your home."

No, surely this most be an April fool....for 1st July!!! ;D ;D ;D ;)
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Re: Now I really know the world has gone mad !
« Reply #3 on: 30 June 2019, 14:40:54 »

New EU ruling all electric cars are going to have devices fitted to make them sound like a normal car, because they're dangerous being quiet, give me strength!


Ridiculous isn't it? Noise is one of the emissions we should be glad to be rid of. The electric motor's lack of noise and vibration is just one of its big advantages.
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Re: Now I really know the world has gone mad !
« Reply #4 on: 30 June 2019, 14:44:42 »

Back in black at  full volume should do it :D
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Re: Now I really know the world has gone mad !
« Reply #5 on: 30 June 2019, 14:56:31 »

New EU ruling all electric cars are going to have devices fitted to make them sound like a normal car, because they're dangerous being quiet, give me strength!


Ridiculous isn't it? Noise is one of the emissions we should be glad to be rid of. The electric motor's lack of noise and vibration is just one of its big advantages.

Not for the blind and short sighted, but as I said "up to 12mph", the new law is a joke ;D ;D
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Re: Now I really know the world has gone mad !
« Reply #6 on: 30 June 2019, 14:56:41 »

I'll have the smallest electric car possible please but I want it to sound like the latest thunderous AMG offering from Mercedes..😀😁😂 should please my neighbours.
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Re: Now I really know the world has gone mad !
« Reply #7 on: 30 June 2019, 15:28:33 »

Gets my vote. I nearly got run over by an electric taxii at Granada airport. Never heard it. It was my fault.

We don't just use sight.

I had hoped the noise would be generated by a lollipop stick in the wheel spokes.

Maybe a whole aftermarket for V8 , V12 , turbo with wastegate , Morris1000 and so on
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« Reply #8 on: 30 June 2019, 15:42:22 »

Gets my vote. I nearly got run over by an electric taxii at Granada airport. Never heard it. It was my fault.

We don't just use sight.

I had hoped the noise would be generated by a lollipop stick in the wheel spokes.

Maybe a whole aftermarket for V8 , V12 , turbo with wastegate , Morris1000 and so on

Ah, that's what the boys used! :D ;)
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« Reply #9 on: 30 June 2019, 16:37:07 »

Never mind that the Euro is on the brink of collapse again, lets focus on what really matters!  ::)
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Re: Now I really know the world has gone mad !
« Reply #10 on: 30 June 2019, 17:18:13 »

Euro on the point of collapse?  Have you got a link to that? You have me worried!
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« Reply #11 on: 30 June 2019, 18:07:30 »

They spend decades telling us that speed kills. Then announce that cars must make a noise until  travelling above 12mph.
And these people think they can run a continent.  ;D
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Re: Now I really know the world has gone mad !
« Reply #12 on: 30 June 2019, 18:31:47 »

Euro on the point of collapse?  Have you got a link to that? You have me worried!
Not exactly recent news... Rather a status quo :y

https://capx.co/forget-brexit-the-eu-may-be-on-the-brink-of-collapse/
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« Reply #13 on: 30 June 2019, 18:35:42 »

They spend decades telling us that speed kills. Then announce that cars must make a noise until  travelling above 12mph.
And these people think they can run a continent.  ;D
No danger of not hearing the corsas/boras/transits round here, they'd pop your fickin ear drums if you were close enough.
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Re: Now I really know the world has gone mad !
« Reply #14 on: 30 June 2019, 20:03:28 »

They spend decades telling us that speed kills. Then announce that cars must make a noise until  travelling above 12mph.
And these people think they can run a continent.  ;D

Cannot think why we would want to leave this union  :-\ :-\     ;D ;D ;D ;D
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