Noise emission levels for electric and hybrid vehicles - First results of the FOREVER project.

? Pallas (Speaker), Marco Conter, Reinhard Wehr, Sara Gasparoni, Phil Morgan, John Kennedy, Michel Berengier

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The FOREVER project (Future OpeRational impacts of Electric Vehicles on national European Roads), which started in January 2013, intends to identify the impact of electric and hybrid-electric vehicles on road traffic noise. Initially developed for urban situations, these vehicles can now be encountered on national road networks due to the increase of their electric range. This paper presents in a first stage results regarding the characterization of their noise emission using relevant measuring techniques and a reflection on how they could be used as input data of the CNOSSOS-EU prediction model for an environmental quantification. The data presented concerns mainly measurements carried out on light vehicles, although heavier vehicles will also be considered in the project. In a second stage, in complement to EPNL (Effective Perceived Noise Level) we analyze data obtained with a system of perceptual dimensions to assess how the variation in the character of the noise from different vehicle mixes is likely to affect annoyance levels.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTRA Abstracts Proceedings
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventTRA 2014 -
Duration: 14 Apr 201417 Apr 2014


ConferenceTRA 2014

Research Field

  • Former Research Field - Mobility Systems


  • vehicle noise emission
  • hybrid vehicle
  • electric vehicle
  • powertrain noise
  • rolling noise
  • noise


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