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Silent But Deadly: EU Wants Electric Cars To Add Sounds For Safety

Silent But Deadly: EU Wants Electric Cars To Add Sounds For Safety

Last week, the European Parliament ruled that all electric and hybrid cars must add artificial engine noise so that pedestrians can hear them coming. While the mandate is mostly to protect visually impaired pedestrians, the noise will also benefit anyone on the street who’s ever had a near-miss with a…

China Withholds Materials Needed For Electric Cars From Japan

China Withholds Materials Needed For Electric Cars From Japan

Unless China and Japan can sort out their shit and the exportation of rare earth elements can proceed into Japan, the future of electric cars could be thrown into jeopardy. Production of cars like the Prius could slow down dangerously.