Toyota just released a new noisemaker for the Prius, like a lot of hybrid car manufacturers are. Yes, people are paying to make their electric cars louder. Apparently, the cars are so silent that pedestrians won’t hear the car coming and could get hit. The noisemakers are basically speakers that go under the hood of a car that make a sound like a gas powered car. The kind of car you just paid big money to not drive.
Don’t electric cars come with horns? Don’t they have breaks? We’re pretty sure they don’t inhibit the drivers’ vision at all. So…why do you need those $150 noisemakers again? Then again, maybe Toyotas should have these. They don’t really have the breaks thing down yet.