kc1 wrote:@epirali are you seriously claiming that with your super sensitive professional ears you don't hear the motor whine (rather than light noise)? It's really noticeable in my wife's 16 Rex
I am seriously claiming that I hear no objectionable noise in my 15 i3 w/Rex. I hear the tires, the wind and the electric motor but they are all in the very quiet range of any car i have owned, electric or ICE.
Audis are among the most heavily sound proofed cars out there and the i3 is as quiet as my Audis in road noise and obviously quieter than the ICE even with good sound deadening.
So if your motor whine is louder than you ICE engine you may have an issue.
Update: I actually listened carefully again today on a cold day (40 F). The dominant noise in the car at 50-60 mph is definitely wind noise, and below it is the tires. At on speed do I hear anything but the faintest motor "whine" or noise inside the car with the windows rolled up.