Car Tire Noise
January 10, 2015
It’s a little thing, but sometimes people wonder whether electric cars are more of a hazard to bicycles because they are so quiet. At low speeds, yes they are quiet, but at any reasonable speed (i.e., what you might expect to encounter outside of a traffic jam) their tires are plenty noisy. Here’s a sample (taken on a windy day, too — on the other hand wet roads are a little noisier):
Yes, one of those cars is electric.