• Jun 23rd 2011 at 11:32AM
  • 94
Ford Focus EV sound clips – Click above to watch the videos after the jump

Ford will soon roll-out its all-new Focus EV, and the silent electric sedan will be available in 14 select markets. Before the car makes it that far, however, Ford could be changing that "silent" part. The automaker has posted a few soundbites on its Facebook page, with the hopes of gauging market opinion of what the electric Focus should sound like.

We won't make you head to Facebook to hear the four sounds that Ford has in mind. We WILL, however, make you click past the jump, and if you have a moment, click on your favorite choice in the poll below.

And before you say Ford should leave the Focus EV as quiet as possible, remember that the powers-that-be in Washington have been pushing a bill that would force automakers to make their EVs a bit noisier as an effort to protect the blind. Now, it's time to meet George Jetson...

What should Ford's Focus EV sound like?
Sound A 778 (13.8%)
Sound B 1471 (26.2%)
Sound C 921 (16.4%)
Sound D 1132 (20.1%)
None of the above 1321 (23.5%)

Sound A

Sound B

Sound C

Sound D

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.

    • 1 Second Ago
      David J Hoebeeck
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ooh I got it. How about the sound of Jeremy Clarkson crying into his cornflakes. Really can any sound a naturally silent car artificially makes not be lame?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Like all EVs it should sound like unicorns farting rainbows.
      Mr. Sunshine
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why do they all have to sound like space ships? How about it just sound like a model electric train on a test track. There is a wide range of audio samples you can extract from this recording that are much more sensible to complement urban soundscapes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHx0f9t804I&feature=related
      • 4 Years Ago
      Tie Fighter. That is all.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Definitely Tie Fighter - what did they use to make those sound effects? I think it was pennies on dry ice, combined with... something else.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think giving electric vehicles sound is ridiculous. One of the things I was looking forward to was the silence. Some new gasoline powered cars are near silent when driving down the road with the exception of air rushing and tire noise, and electric vehicles will still make air and tire noise.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It should be silent. That is one of the best features if an EV.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Okay, so the winning sound so far is to sound like a gas engine? Lame.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I picked A. Let's have some futuristic sounds on the road!
      Kai F. Lahmann
      • 4 Years Ago
      Either like a conventional car (as in B) or something even less disturbing. Please please not like a Star trek warp core or similar things. And please a quiet as possible – it's perfectly enouth, if you can hear it for about 50m.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why limit? Why not create 10 sounds and allow the driver to select which they prefer?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't think they should artificially give the car sound. Whatever sound the car does or does not make should be fine. The quieter the better I guess.
      • 4 Years Ago
      C = Beam me up Scotty!
    • Load More Comments