Transport & Travel

Published on July 12th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan


Help Ford Choose the Best Sound for Its Ford Focus Electric Vehicle

July 12th, 2011 by

One thing a lot of folks initially loved about electric vehicles (EVs) was that they were so quiet. However, that extreme silence also creates a problem — it can make the cars more dangerous, especially for children and the deaf. So, sounds need to be added to EVs now. Ford wants some help choosing the sound of its upcoming electric Ford Focus. Read more below…

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to and click on the relevant buttons.

  • this is STUPID
    they are trying to imitate automobile sounds
    very very IRRITATING
    a simple melodic tune would be ok
    such as cell phone type rings

    • chime in on the Ford Facebook page! (tho, not sure if they will actually change what they are aiming for)

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