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I heard a reviewer mention that the propulsion sound in the lightning is ONLY a feature found in the PLATINUM version of the lightning? Is this true? Can anyone confirm?
 

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That's the way I understand it. In one of the zillion videos I've watched, you can see one of the tablet screens in a Platinum with the options for the propulsion sound as a third line among other settings. That same settings screen in another video on a Lariat only had two options. (I think it may be the screen with one-pedal driving setting)
 

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Wasn't aware they limited it to the Platinum. I guess they made it an incentive to upgrade?
Check out this info on it for the Mach-E that might still be relevant here:

Interior Sounds : The sounds passengers can hear from inside cabin come from two different sources, artificial propulsion sound and electric motor whine.
  • Propulsion Sound: This is electronically generated sound based on real time vehicle dynamics A module takes in input signals for torque, power, and speed then a software algorithm processes the signal values and outputs a request to generate a propulsion sound at x frequency at y loudness. These sounds are broadcast from the internal vehicle speakers
    • Can I turn off propulsion sound? Yes, you can turn it off in all modes.
    • Is it based on an internal combustion engine sound? No. Engineers researched sound profiles from movies, machinery, the Formula-E race series, roller coasters and amusement park rides. The final Mustang Mach-E sounds include “futuristic sound profile elements with hints of conventional Mustang sound elements"
    • Does the propulsion sound change with the 3 drive modes (Engage, Whisper, Unbridled)? Yes.
    • What's the point of propulsion sound, isn't a BEV supposed to be quite? It's an option that can be turned off/on as stated previously. Also research shows many passengers in BEV vehicles get motion sickness because of the harsh acceleration (instant torque) and deceleration (regenerative braking). Many people are used to hearing an engine note to give them a sense of speed/slowing down that prepares them mentally however in a BEV you loose this. A propulsion sound helps remedy this issue as passengers who are reading/on their phone/etc. are able to get a sense of acceleration from the propulsion sound.
  • Electric Motor whine: In all modes there is also a very slight motor whine sound you can hear emanating from the electric motors. This is a real sound and It's mostly noticeable at takeoff. Listen to the first couple of seconds of whisper mode clip for example.
Exterior Sounds: The Mach E has exterior speakers to emit electric vehicle warning sounds to nearby pedestrians. This is driven by government regulations that requires mandatory use of AVAS (acoustic vehicle alerting system). For BEVs the AVAS is required to make sounds when traveling below 12 miles per hour or if going in reverse.
 

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Regarding your question about the sound purpose...we have to remember that Ford truck customers are often set in their ways when it comes to their truck. I think giving this option helps to ease those types of owners into the lightning. Options are always good in my opinion. I hope I get it in my lightning (Lariat)
 

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Regarding your question about the sound purpose...we have to remember that Ford truck customers are often set in their ways when it comes to their truck. I think giving this option helps to ease those types of owners into the lightning. Options are always good in my opinion. I hope I get it in my lightning (Lariat)
I can see Ford adding this or other sounds as part of an OTA update.

It's odd because I don't think Ford did this with the Mustang Mach-E.
 

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Yea that is weird. Mach E just have and you can turn it off shrugs
 

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Wasn't aware they limited it to the Platinum. I guess they made it an incentive to upgrade?
Check out this info on it for the Mach-E that might still be relevant here:

Interior Sounds : The sounds passengers can hear from inside cabin come from two different sources, artificial propulsion sound and electric motor whine.
  • Propulsion Sound: This is electronically generated sound based on real time vehicle dynamics A module takes in input signals for torque, power, and speed then a software algorithm processes the signal values and outputs a request to generate a propulsion sound at x frequency at y loudness. These sounds are broadcast from the internal vehicle speakers
    • Can I turn off propulsion sound? Yes, you can turn it off in all modes.
    • Is it based on an internal combustion engine sound? No. Engineers researched sound profiles from movies, machinery, the Formula-E race series, roller coasters and amusement park rides. The final Mustang Mach-E sounds include “futuristic sound profile elements with hints of conventional Mustang sound elements"
    • Does the propulsion sound change with the 3 drive modes (Engage, Whisper, Unbridled)? Yes.
    • What's the point of propulsion sound, isn't a BEV supposed to be quite? It's an option that can be turned off/on as stated previously. Also research shows many passengers in BEV vehicles get motion sickness because of the harsh acceleration (instant torque) and deceleration (regenerative braking). Many people are used to hearing an engine note to give them a sense of speed/slowing down that prepares them mentally however in a BEV you loose this. A propulsion sound helps remedy this issue as passengers who are reading/on their phone/etc. are able to get a sense of acceleration from the propulsion sound.
  • Electric Motor whine: In all modes there is also a very slight motor whine sound you can hear emanating from the electric motors. This is a real sound and It's mostly noticeable at takeoff. Listen to the first couple of seconds of whisper mode clip for example.
Exterior Sounds: The Mach E has exterior speakers to emit electric vehicle warning sounds to nearby pedestrians. This is driven by government regulations that requires mandatory use of AVAS (acoustic vehicle alerting system). For BEVs the AVAS is required to make sounds when traveling below 12 miles per hour or if going in reverse.
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Wasn't aware they limited it to the Platinum. I guess they made it an incentive to upgrade?
Check out this info on it for the Mach-E that might still be relevant here:

Interior Sounds : The sounds passengers can hear from inside cabin come from two different sources, artificial propulsion sound and electric motor whine.
  • Propulsion Sound: This is electronically generated sound based on real time vehicle dynamics A module takes in input signals for torque, power, and speed then a software algorithm processes the signal values and outputs a request to generate a propulsion sound at x frequency at y loudness. These sounds are broadcast from the internal vehicle speakers
    • Can I turn off propulsion sound? Yes, you can turn it off in all modes.
    • Is it based on an internal combustion engine sound? No. Engineers researched sound profiles from movies, machinery, the Formula-E race series, roller coasters and amusement park rides. The final Mustang Mach-E sounds include “futuristic sound profile elements with hints of conventional Mustang sound elements"
    • Does the propulsion sound change with the 3 drive modes (Engage, Whisper, Unbridled)? Yes.
    • What's the point of propulsion sound, isn't a BEV supposed to be quite? It's an option that can be turned off/on as stated previously. Also research shows many passengers in BEV vehicles get motion sickness because of the harsh acceleration (instant torque) and deceleration (regenerative braking). Many people are used to hearing an engine note to give them a sense of speed/slowing down that prepares them mentally however in a BEV you loose this. A propulsion sound helps remedy this issue as passengers who are reading/on their phone/etc. are able to get a sense of acceleration from the propulsion sound.
  • Electric Motor whine: In all modes there is also a very slight motor whine sound you can hear emanating from the electric motors. This is a real sound and It's mostly noticeable at takeoff. Listen to the first couple of seconds of whisper mode clip for example.
Exterior Sounds: The Mach E has exterior speakers to emit electric vehicle warning sounds to nearby pedestrians. This is driven by government regulations that requires mandatory use of AVAS (acoustic vehicle alerting system). For BEVs the AVAS is required to make sounds when traveling below 12 miles per hour or if going in reverse.
Such a strange thing to use as an incentive to upgrade. I would think since the Mach E has this option that it would be available in all upper trims. I hope they consider updating it in the software for Lariat.
 

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Our Mercedes EV has a propulsion sound that is more pronounced when it is in sport mode. I think it’s kind of fun. I really want one of the companies to add a propulsion sound like a tie fighter from Star Wars. Or something fun.
 

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Our Mercedes EV has a propulsion sound that is more pronounced when it is in sport mode. I think it’s kind of fun. I really want one of the companies to add a propulsion sound like a tie fighter from Star Wars. Or something fun.
Ditto with the Mustang Mach E - most pronounced in Unbridled.
 
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