Think an EV swap will make your car quieter? Not exactly. | Video

Yes, electric cars often run quieter than their ICE counterparts because they, you know, lack a gas- or diesel-powered engine.

But, as SuperfastMatt (The same builder of that motorcycle-powered Honda S600) explains, just simply EV swapping your car won’t make it as quiet as you think, as all those pumps and fans still make plenty of noise under the hood.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
10/15/21 11:48 a.m.

Never thought about how much an internal combustion engine drowns out the noise of everything else going on under the hood.

Also, SuperfastMatt is good people (and one of us), so I'm always down for sharing his content.

californiamilleghia SuperDork
10/15/21 12:34 p.m.

I drove an old aircooled VW bug that was EV converted , 

The VW transaxle was still being used and it was LOUD , the fan on the original air-cooled motor covered up the noise before !

Wind noise will also be noticed more than before......



Junghole SuperDork
10/15/21 12:43 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

Right. And I would much rather hear engine noise than road noises...

bgkast PowerDork
10/15/21 1:05 p.m.

I just discovered and have been binge watching his channel. Very good stuff. I didn't know he was on the board.

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