Silent electric cars to be made noisy November 12th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Silent electric cars are to be made noisy Silent electric cars are to be made noisy under new EU rules after demands from local MEPs. The new requirements will see acoustic vehicle altering systems (AVAS) to be fitted to electric and hybrid cars so that pedestrians can hear them coming. Recent research shows quiet electric and hybrid vehicles are 25% more likely to be involved in collisions with pedestrians than conventional vehicles. Guidedogs.org are urging European decision makers to make the installation of sound mandatory on these types of vehicles as soon as possible to ensure our roads are ‘safe and sound’ for all pedestrians. With electric cars expected to greatly increase in numbers, the USA and Japan have already introduced similar systems to those planned for vehicles in Europe. Anyone wishing to support the campaign can do so by visiting: https://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=113&ea.campaign.id=23175 Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!