Agree Graham, that's why the Audi SQ5 is farcical, false exhaust - WHY.I think electric drive technology is great for buses, lorries etc. They'll tempt us in with all sorts of incentives then remove them as soon as enough people buy them.
A friend works for Ford, he was working on the placement of some sort of speaker, front and rear that makes the noise of engine on the electric transit. I guess it'll catch on, much like Diet Coke has. I mean who'd drink a sugary drink with no sugar? Millions do, but not me, full fat or water :grin2::grin2:
I don't want to drive a "v8" sounding milk float. I mean, how to you rev an electric car at the lights? Turn the speaker volume up and down?? Then do 0 to 60 in 2 seconds sounding like a hair dryer. I'd rather get there in 6 sounding like a lion roaring! (Not that my 350D sounds much like a lion, or even a cat for that matter, but it does have a soul....It IS alive...)