Ford asked the U.S. government back in 2015 if the cars it makes for the police could be exempt from the new mandatory rule for electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids that calls for EVs to emit noise when traveling at low speed, but the auto manufacturer is still waiting for a response, The Verge reports . Full compliance to the rule is applicable beginning on September 1, 2020, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in February this year when it issued a document in response to petitions for reconsideration regarding the final rule which established a new federal motor vehicle safety standard. The rule sets minimum sound level requirements for hybrid and electric light vehicles when traveling at low speed in order to keep pedestrians and bicyclists safe and allow them to detect the presence of these quiet vehicles, reducing the risk that the vehicles will be […]