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Keep Electric Vehicles quiet

Petition to law making authority to urge them to withdraw the mandate that Electric cars must have an acoustic vehicle alerting systems at low speeds.

As Electric cars now are coming in more and more important numbers to public roads, as EV drivers now drove already many, many millions of EV Km in total, we can assure the silentness of our EV’s never gave a problem at low and walking speeds.

We can understand that some years ago, as EV’s became on the market and public roads, there was a fear for accidents because EV’s are basically much more silent then ICE’ s.
The fear was a little bit compared when cars came for the first on the roads. In the very beginning of cars, someone with a red flag had to walk in front of that car for security.

Some more arguments to withdraw this mandate:

  • what if soon the number of EV’s are increasing and overtaking the numbers of ICE cars?
  • what in f.i. town centre’s, what in traffic jams? What if hundreds of slow driving EV making annoying noises?
  • Blind people their hear organ is much better developed then that of non blind people, so on the contrary, if and by own experience, f.i. playing children at campings sites hear a walking pace driving EV, blind people will definitively hear an EV.
  • To avoid accidents it basically is and stays the responsibility of the (EV-) driver himself to anticipate to the driving situation.

To our feeling this mandate also is a little bit discriminating Electric cars.

Why?

  • Many premium ICE cars are as silent as EV’s. Will this cars also need an acoustic vehicle alerting systems at low speeds?
  • Many hybrid cars also are silent at low speeds. What with these cars?
  • What with Electric scooters and Electric Motorbikes? These are also coming soon to our roads and far more dangerous then EV’s. => Also an acoustic alerting systems at low speeds?
  • What with bicycles and electric bicycles? => these also are as good as silent.
  • To our experience this commitment still is bringing EV’s in a blaming daylight because of looking out of being dangerous

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Wim S.

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Apr 11, 2013
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Ondertekend.
Vooral het argument dat topklasse ICE auto's bij lage snelheid precies even stil zijn als onze Tesla is 100% juist. Toen ik nog Audi S6 (8-cilinder) reed kon ik minutenlang achter wandelaars op ons dijkje aanrijden met een afstand van 1 meter. Ze hoorden de Audi niet.
Als ik wat gas gaf, keken ze om, sprongen letterlijk op en vluchtten naar de zijkant van de weg.

Ik ben met de Tesla ook zeer geduldig. Als mensen voor mij uit lopen, wacht ik rustig tot ze me zien en aan de kant gaan. Meestal verontschuldigen ze zich dat ze in de weg lopen.
 
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SeBsZ

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@karvhilst - ik begrijp je verhaal volledig en dat is het belangrijkste. Ik moest stiekem een klein beetje lachen om die zin, omdat dat duidelijk vertaald is uit het nederlands. "in een kwaad daglicht" is in het engels niet "in a blaming daylight" maar eerder "in a bad light". Nogmaals, ik ben het verder inhoudelijk helemaal met je eens en heb de petitie dan ook ondertekend.
 
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Edi99

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De I-Pace maakt bij snelheden tot 20Km uur een geluid om voetgangers te waarschuwen. Volstrekte non-issue. Ben niet zo'n Europa-basher, maar kan het in dit geval niet helpen.. typisch zo'n non-onderwerp waar ze daar in het ver van het dagelijkse leven verwijderde Brussel druk mee zijn..
Doet me denken aan de Red Flag Act in de tweede helft van de 19e eeuw in UK en US. Een man diende met een rode vlag voor de auto uit te lopen om te waarschuwen.

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edit - ok zie nu ook de enquête zelf -;)
 

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