EV's are inherently quieter than traditional petrol or diesel cars
A sight loss charity is warning of the risks posed by electric vehicles to people who have visual impairments.
Sight Matters stresses it's not 'anti-EV' but believes the increasing number of them is likely to leave individuals facing additional challenges whilst navigating the roads and pavements.
And although many rely on a guide dog to assist them Chief Executive Cathryn Bradley says the canines can only help so much:
In 2019, all electric vehicles required an 'Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System' (AVAS) which would activate when an EV was travelling below 12mph as a way of warning pedestrians of their presence.
However manufacturers built a switch enabling the driver to turn this functionality off.