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  1. VW e-up! 2020 noise

    Volkswagen e-UP!
    Hi! I just bought the new e-up! I'm very happy with how the car drives but, after a couple of days, I realized that it makes a buzzing noise/sound that is very noticeable when the car is stopped. The noise is coming from the engine area and when I called the dealership, they told me it is...
  2. Farting rear brakes when wet!

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Hi, My rear brakes make an embarrassing farting noise when applied in wet weather. Discs are fine with no pitting, pads look almost new - thinking about dismantling and roughing them up, but has anyone else had this issue and solved it? 2012 Ampera with 36K miles LTM 186mpg
  3. Want to buy a Zoe but concerned about charging noise

    Renault ZOE
    Hi all, Newbie here. I've been thinking about buying a BEV for a while, recently test drove the Zoe and a Leaf. I prefer the Zoe (will probably get a '17 or' 18 model). But I am sensitive to high frequency electrical noise, and am concerned that I might get annoyed by the charging whine from...

    General EV Discussion
    Electric cars will have to emit a noise from 2019 | RAC Drive
  5. Rattles

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Hi everyone, Whilst i have been really enjoying the car, especially in the nicer weather(!) i have noticed especially recently in the hotter weather that there are a couple of annoying rattles in the car. The best way to describe them is that they seem to be coming from the door panels, almost...
  6. High Pitched Buzzing?

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    So, after the demise of my old Ampera in a collision, I’ve looked at a couple of replacements (there’s not many to chose from!). I took the only one which appeals to me for a test drive and was loving it until I became aware of a very slight, very high pitched buzzing in my left ear (not...
  7. More trivial questions

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Humor me please. When i park and shut down there are two noises that always make me wonder what the car is doing, I think they are both related to the steering lock but I would like to know what its doing. Some seconds after powering down there is a noise like something being drawn against...
  8. Another noisy Ampera

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Hi all, this is my first post here, greetings from Spain. I just bought a 2012 Opel Ampera with around 100.000 Km. I am really delighted with the car, but a single problem is detracting a little bit from the joy. Under pure electric power the Ampera is making a strange "engine like" noise that...
  9. Noisy fan - leaf 24

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Yeah so, when I went to unplug the charger the other day I wondered why the car sounded like an ICE engine on idle. Turns out there's a fan that's on when plugged in to a slow charger, and in my case, it seems to have developed a noise. A squeaky bearing noise. Anyone else had this? The car's...
  10. The noisy air conditioning compressor poll - eNV200

    Nissan e-NV200
    To try and find out if this is a common fault on these vans, potentially to get Nissan involved to try and sort it out. The issue seems to be noise from some parts of the air conditioning or battery cooling system that sounds like grinding/vibration and can be heard from outside of the van as...
  11. 330e weird noise issue

    General BMW EV Discussion
    Have done less than 2000 miles in my new 330e but it has developed a weird noise emanating from the rear nearside wheel. It sounds rather like a wire extended to breaking point, a kind of crackly metallic sound. It only occurs on acceleration but regardless of whether running on electric or...
  12. Droning/humming noise loudest at 61mph

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Just got a secondhand 2014 Leaf with approx. 38000 miles on the clock and have noticed a droning/humming sound which I'm concerned may be indicative of a problem. It sounds similar to the problem discussed here Reduction Gear and Final Drive [Archive] - Leaf Talk | Unofficial UK Nissan Leaf...
  13. Charging car causes noisy electrical interferance in home

    Renault ZOE
    Hi Everyone, Just charged my brand new ZOE for the first time and it was surprisingly noisy. The same high frequency noise that comes from the car also ends up coming from lights, the TV, computer speakers and the microwave... My dealer first tried to blame it on the charger but after telling...
  14. noise coming from wiper when it stutters

    General Audi EV Discussion
    There is light rain falling here today and it is the first time I had a chance to really use my wipers. Having it on "auto" (not very sensitive as I only needed a wipe every now and then), I noticed that the wipers on the "return swipe" stutters and there's a very annoying sounds that's made...
  15. Do you think that the Electric vehicles are the solution to road traffic noise?

    General EV Discussion
    Dear all, I am a PHD student doing a research related with EV´s noise and vibrations. I would like tu request your help answering a questionnaire. it only takes you five minutes. What is your opinion about road traffic noise? Do you think that the Electric vehicles are the solution? Please...