Saw an article this morning in Teslarati about comments from Porche's VP of Product Line BEV. Of course they naturally are trying to minimize Tesla's performance and talk up their own future cars, but what the heck was the guy thinking when he said this? “Porsche is unlikely to lower itself to gimmicks of this kind or use sound effects. Any sound the Mission E makes will work to enhance the emotional factor of the car, and incorporate a clear reference to the technology” What heck is that posturing and emotive phrasing suppose to mean really? Is he clueless that any car sold in America is mandated to make some type of sound? Here's the article: Tesla's vehicle performance downplayed by Porsche Mission E exec As for sound, I'm not a fan of this for many of the reasons mentioned above, but also just as a gut reaction. We've all seen or heard stories of people with their cellphone headphone/ear buds in their ears and looking down at their phones walking around totally oblivious to their surroundings and expecting everyone else to anticipate their moves. Pedestrians are just as responsible for their own safety as drivers are of how they handle their cars on the road.