I like my quiet VOLT. I am also aware it is rather quiet as I pass people, etc. I do the same when I ride my bike. I think the artificial noise might be an early reaction to EV vehicles. I think maybe over time it will go back to quiet is good.
Afterall think how quiet our cities would be if everyone owned an EV. People woud love cities even more if they had quiet cars. The potential is amazing when you think of the power of an EV or plug-in vehicle.
2011, My Zen-like Car, and Driving Experience #3187