As we produce more electric vehicles, how humans interact with them will bring unintended consequences. Humans have learned to live with high speed, traffic, loudness, and even gasoline smells since 1876. That’s almost 150 years of adjusting to noise, speed, and gas.
Here are some specific things humans will have to get used to when it comes to electric vehicles on our roads and why.
Noise: When you’re walking on the street, you rely on engine sounds to tell you when to proceed. That’s why the National Highway Safety Administration made it mandatory for EVs to have a warning sound.
Weight: Electric cars are super heavy due to the number of batteries needed to make them efficient. The extra pounds are dangerous to pedestrians, as well as those in the EVs.