The actress, singer and sister of Britney Spears said in a video that has since been deleted on Instagram that her cats were run over by a Tesla car they had never heard of. Tesla
Like other electric cars, they run quieter than gas-powered cars.
“We are lost now – I don’t want to tell you how many cats – because they don’t hear Tesla (TSLA)
“Weird and unfortunate things are happening, and that’s really devastating and tragic for everyone involved,” she said in her Instagram post, according to multiple news reports that kept the video.
Spears recommended that Tesla make noise that disturbs animals so that they turn out of the way. She suggested that this update would ensure that the animals “aren’t surprised and things don’t end in a very dramatic way.”
As it turns out, Teslas and other electric cars are required to do this, starting in September 2020 The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requires now
Electric cars emit no less than 43 decibels when traveling at less than 18.6 mph. This depends on the level of noise the dishwasher makes.
“This standard will help ensure that blind people, Visually Impaired
, And other pedestrians are able to discover and recognize hybrid and electric vehicles nearby, “the NHTSA said in its request.
Europe has similar requirements: As of July 2019, all new models of electric and hybrid cars have been developed and sold in the European Union It should come equipped
With an audio system.
Spears later retracted her first post in another Instagram post – which she also deleted. Several media outlets said that they said she “did not run over any cats” and that Tesla “could not be blamed.” The actress also explained that “user error is involved”.
Tesla did not immediately respond to CNN Business’ request for comment.