This would drive me absolutely nuts. In L.A. a YouTuber spotted one of Amazon’s new Rivian electric delivery vans, and the whining drone it makes has to be heard to be believed:
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I mean it started out medium-annoying, but as the vehicle begins to move, the pitch increase sounds like an audio cue inspiring dread in a horror movie.
I’m still holding out for the idea of vroom-tones, whereby drivers will get to choose what their e-vehicles sound like by downloading ringtone-like clips.