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A recent video from Germany.
Please note at the end of the video you see them driving the Mach-E in the showroom.
Odd sound...

 

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That odd sound is likely the required pedestrian warning sound that is required when going <10mph or so.

Check that off as another EV advantage: You can start and drive the car indoors without requiring a ventilation system. I often start my Bolt in the garage with the door closed--still raises the hair on the back of my neck but its completely safe LOL.
 

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A recent video from Germany.
Please note at the end of the video you see them driving the Mach-E in the showroom.
Odd sound...

I heard that too. It sounds like a pump running. Since the grill shutters appeared open I wonder if the BMS was running the AC system to condition the battery.
 

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That odd sound is likely the required pedestrian warning sound that is required when going <10mph or so.

Check that off as another EV advantage: You can start and drive the car indoors without requiring a ventilation system. I often start my Bolt in the garage with the door closed--still raises the hair on the back of my neck but its completely safe LOL.
Not having to open the garage door in the winter is gonna be a huge advantage when preheating the car!
 

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Really great post! Even in German it's so great to see the car and all it's nooks and crannies. And I just emailed my wife to let her know that I'll be changing our Rezzy color from Space White to Rapid Red. Seeing it so many times now (even though I'll want to see it in person for certain before making the call), I am convinced that's the color for me!
And are those the 19 inch wheels?
 

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Yeah re-listening to that a bit more: it sounds very much like the Bolt's pedestrian warning sound (they try to make it sound like an ICE a little bit so yeah you get some pump noises and other stuff).

When the Focus Electric was first released Ford published 4 video's of potential sounds the cars could make for the pedestrian alert. Hmm can't find them now--I think Ford deleted them. All four sounded like variations on a jet engine instead of an ICE (and all 4 were very obnoxious! LOL).
 

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Very disappointed that this is the sound they chose. Please Ford give us other options.
 

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Really great post! Even in German it's so great to see the car and all it's nooks and crannies. And I just emailed my wife to let her know that I'll be changing our Rezzy color from Space White to Rapid Red. Seeing it so many times now (even though I'll want to see it in person for certain before making the call), I am convinced that's the color for me!
And are those the 19 inch wheels?
I also decided after much polling within my family and seeing it in numerous photos and videos to move from Space White to Rapid Red when order time comes (though will want to see in person if I can, this is the color for me too. I can finally stop jumping on to the configurator every few days to look at colors again!)
 

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