One of the best features of the electric cars are that they are extremely quiet. Unlike us, plenty of consumers don’t find that particularly appealing, which is why companies like Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler are undertaking the task to ADD noise to their electric cars.
Daimler isn’t alone in adding noise to electric cars. Renault offers a choice of car tones — pure, glam and sport — on the Zoe hatchback, while Nissan’s Leaf, the best-selling electric car, also comes with artificial sound. The issue has become more critical to carmakers as regulators look to require warning noises as soon as next year, while the rollout of more and more models requires manufacturers to seek ways to stand out.