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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.

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