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Why Are EV’s Such Killers?

Why are electric vehicles so lethal for pedestrians? A new study shows that EVs kill TWICE the number of pedestrians than gas-powered cars in the U.K.

Researchers found that “5.16 people on average were hit by an electric or hybrid car for every 100 million miles that type of vehicle had driven, compared with 2.4 people for petrol and diesel cars.” They estimate that it is because the engines are quieter so pedestrians don’t have warning that they are coming.

These types of accidents are the leading cause of death for children and young people and account for one in four road traffic deaths. EVs manufactured since 2021 do have sound generators but apparently that’s not enough.

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