2021-06-04 00:00:00, Anmar Frangoul, CNBC

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Looking ahead, the IEA says the number of electric cars, buses, vans and heavy trucks on roads – its projection does not include two- and three-wheeled electric vehicles – is expected to hit 145 million by 2030.

He told CNBC via email that testing conducted by the company had "found AVAS to be quite effective" but went on to add that if a pedestrian wasn't familiar with the noise, "they may not automatically associate it with the presence of an approaching vehicle."

The EU's regulation says the noise made by the AVAS "shall be a continuous sound that provides information to the pedestrians and other road users of a vehicle in operation.""The sound should be easily indicative of vehicle behaviour," it adds, "and should sound similar to the sound of a vehicle of the same category equipped with an internal combustion engine."

Read more about electric vehicles from CNBC ProThis means less noise pollution in urban areas – clearly a good thing – but also throws up a potential challenge for other road users, especially those with sight problems.

A recent report from the International Energy Agency stated roughly 3 million new electric cars were registered last year, a record amount and a 41% rise compared to 2019.

Alternative and sustainable energy, business news, United Kingdom, Autos, Business, Air pollution, Electric vehicles, Environment, EU, Laws, Noise pollution, Road safety, Technology, Energy, Renewable Energy, Transportation

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