100% of electric vehicle drivers surveyed say they haven’t noticed a rise in the number of pedestrians they’ve run over compared to when driving a conventionally powered car.
The bizarre (albeit reassuring) survey, which asked voters to consider “all types of pedestrians as well as other road users such as skateboarders, cyclists and cold-callers”, attracted a small but vocal response claiming not to have hit more pedestrians since buying an EV.
It comes following a recent Radio 4 discussion on whether EVs are a silent killer.
One respondent, a Cornish member of the Speak EV forum, says he has had to beep at a few cats to avoid running them over.
Another claims to have had a stare-out with a robin.
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