In an effort to help bridge the mental gap between internal combustion and electric vehicles, car brands have begun installing speakers outside of electric vehicles to mimic the sound an internal combustion engine vehicle makes.
Some, like Hyundai, will also allow you to customize the sound the car makes when it ‘discharges’ the revs. Well, they will, when the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 N launch from next year.
We recently had a chance to test drive the upcoming Hyundai RN22e and one thing that stood out was the frenetic sound it makes when accelerating.
You can see and hear the ‘discharge’ sound when turned on TikTok or see our review of the RN22e below.
Hyundai plans to let customers choose the type of sound coming from their own speakers, in addition to having the ability to create their own sound to upload to the vehicle.
This in addition to the brand working on simulated gearshifts using engine pulses during acceleration, they will also be linked to a mode on the paddle shifters allowing the driver to feel like they are moving between fixed gears.
Porsche sells the Taycan with an optional speakerphone, but can’t customize the sound for the acceleration sound. Tesla also sells some of its vehicles with speakerphones, but it’s not related to the speeding sound.
Moreover, Recent Daytona SRT charger concept features what Dodge calls the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust, an “industry first BEV exhaust” that can reach 126dB. That makes it as big as a Hellcat-powered Dodge.
The sound is pushed through an amplifier and tuning chamber located at the rear of the vehicle.
Let us know what you think of the ‘discharge’ sound in the comments section below.