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I believe VESS is a statutory requirement for all EVs but the reverse "bong bong" is a kia addition in my opinion otherwise all other EVs should have had it installed as well.
 

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I believe VESS is a statutory requirement for all EVs but the reverse "bong bong" is a kia addition in my opinion otherwise all other EVs should have had it installed as well.
Just looked up the VESS noise for the eNiro on youtube, it's a REALLY annoying noise, far worse than a regular ICE engine noise..

I suppose that's not necessarily a bad thing in terms of road safety (ie it's very noticeable) and probably doesn't sound too bad from inside the car, but very unpleasant if you're unlucky enough to live next to a main road with a lot of slow moving traffic.
 

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But no one has explained why the reversing 'bonger' is at the front of the car bonging loudly instead of at the rear, where it could be quieter overall but still provide the same decibel level.
 
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