Electric cars have been around for a few years, but today I sat behind the wheel of one for the first time. It was a Hyundai Ioniq. I was very interested. It seemed quite different to a normal car. There are also many safety features.
The owner asked me if I would like to drive it. But the road outside our house is very busy. I said I would wait until I could drive it on a quiet street. When our visitors drove away there was no sound. I remember when the Prius hybrid cars first became available in Japan, some people were worried. When the Prius was in electric mode, it was completely silent. So no one could hear it. So people wondered if it was safe. If you can’t hear a car, maybe you will not notice it and there could be an accident.
Even though silent cars can maybe be dangerous, I think they are very good for the environment. What do you think?
Patricia @ I Talk You Talk Press