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April 17, 2012

New silent car

According to a tester, the Ford Focus Electric rides nearly identically to the regular Focus. ‘That is, until you listen and realize that there is no exhaust note and no engine noise, only the gentle “whoosh” of the road beneath the tires and the tiny, high-pitched hum of the electric motor.’ But for me, with no engine to kick in a certain points, and nothing to listen to when you put your ‘pedal to the metal’, it negates my chance to go ‘Vroom!’ when I’m driving….more details above.