future city/ electric street sounds

EU legislation, introduced July 2019, requires all new four-wheeled electric and hybrid vehicles to have acoustic vehicle alert systems (AVAS) that make an audible warning sound when travelling at speeds of 12mph (20km/hr) or less. They cannot be switched off by the driver. The sounds are not standardised so each manufacturer is developing their own sounds.

Two example sounds from Nissan Electric:

This is the sound the electric Leaf makes when driving at low speeds.

This sound will play when the car moves backward at low speeds.

Nissan Leaf EV Reverse Sound

Image source: https://www.automotive-iq.com