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How Electric Cars Get Their Sounds — and What It Means For Tomorrow’s Cities

A fascinating combination of engineering, art, and marketing that will change how the world sounds

Nissan Leaf. Image credit: Gado Images

ecently, I was standing next to an electric car as it reversed out of a parking space. As it backed up, the car made a space-age whooshing sound, like a science fiction…