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Reversing; audible warning.


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Hi all.....my son was visiting recently with his non Toyota BEV.

Noticed intermittent whine when he reversed (unlike the RAV which is constant)

Wonder if this constitutes as an audible warning, like many HGV's ?

Barry Wright, Lancashire.   

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Yes, I think this was a new/adjustment to the rule about cars capable of driving/manoeuvring via electric only. Came in in the last year or so I think, so Rav would have escaped by being type approved before then. Previously they had to emit a noise below 12mph, now there had to be a distinct difference for reverse. Could also have to be a pulsed/intermittent tone in the same was as HGVs/buses etc, but not certain on that. 

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My 2019 C-HR was silent in EV mode, my 2021 Rav4 has the "spaceship" sounds at low speed, forwards and backwards.

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