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2018 is approaching - what regulation changes take effect?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by TrevTremaine, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. TrevTremaine

    TrevTremaine Member

    Mar 27, 2016
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Somewhere I've read that starting in 2018 (or the 2018 model year) EVs and hybrids will need some kind of "noise accentuation" (ie. something to make noise) while driving slowly. Is this confirmed or still just an idea that hasn't been passed legislatively? Any idea of what the noise factor is or what it's supposed to sound like? Is there any chance it'll be mandated onto existing vehicles?

    Come to think of it, will it be installed onto the Model 3 right off the bat?

    I found this, but it's an article from 3 years ago.

    NHTSA Pushes Back Noise Requirement For Electric Cars Until 2018
  2. Trips

    Trips "Boring bonehead questions are not cool. Next?"

    Sep 22, 2015
    Omaha, NE
    Half of the cars need them by September 2018 but the guy running the country hates regulations and this is one they were looking to get rid of. They also want to get rid of the rear-view mirror and the back-up camera requirement. I do not think anything was decided.
  3. tomas

    tomas Only partially psycho

    Oct 22, 2012
    It would be ironic in a time where necessary regulations are being cancelled daily if they let this foolish one stand.
  4. RDoc

    RDoc S85D

    Aug 24, 2012
    Boston North Shore
    Isn't there an upcoming requirement for coal burning cars? Admittedly, most will just be compliance cars for W. Virginia and Kentucky, but still...
    • Funny x 1

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