All new models of four-wheel electric vehicles must be fitted with an
acoustic vehicle alert system (Avas), which will sound when reversing or travelling below 12mph. The EU ruling, which came into force on 30 June, 2019, aims to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and other non-drivers by alerting them with a noise like an internal combustion engine.
Charities like RNIB and Guide Dogs have welcomed the new ruling, but hope that it will be taken further. Find out more below.