I have my reservations about electric cars and I question their overall impact (if any!) in reducing energy consumption and emissions. Regardless of what I think, electric cars are slowly gaining acceptance in the public, and the newer cars like the Nissan Leaf or the Tesla are a far, far cry from older players like the G-Wiz (trust me, it's a horrendous car and it's not worth a google) and networks of rapid charging stations are being built in preparation for widespread usage of electric cars.
That's not the point of the post however. One thing that electric cars do reduce is noise but is it really an enviromental benefit? There is concern that these cars are so silent, pedestrians might not hear them coming! So should electric cars go vroom?
If you watched the Tesla video I linked, I sort of agree with Clarkson. Put on a CD/MP3 of a V8 noises and we're sorted!