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2020 VW ID.3 driving down the street

Does the Volkwagen ID.3 make any noise?

What does the Volkswagen ID.3 sound like?

One of the strangest things about electric vehicles, at least to those of us used to combustion engines, is how quiet they are.  You don’t realize how much you depend on hearing while driving until a car shows up right next to you and you didn’t know it was there because it didn’t make any noise.

Turns out this is a problem for more than just drivers. One group that is very much at risk due to the electric vehicle noise reduction is the sight-impaired. That exact concern is why, as of July 2019, electric vehicles are required to make some sort of exterior drive noise at sub-20 mph speeds.

With the new Volkswagen ID.3 currently in production, we were wondering…

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