They’re built in China and may not have the Boombox feature of US-built models, which proved popular with buyers of the Muskmobiles.
A far cry from Simon and Garfunkel’s smash hit The Sound of Silence, the Teslas were able to emit an endless and loud variety of the sounds of flatulence.
Called ‘emission testing mode’ the cars had software which enabled drivers to play sounds projected outside the vehicle, including whatever you happened to be listening to on the radio, or various other tones — much like the ringtones on your mobile.
But the 2020.48.26 software update included sounds activated via an image of a balloon, which provided many a driver with noises Simon and Garfunkel never imagined.
But now the spoilsport Democratic government of that silly old f*rt Joe Biden has banned Tesla cars from farting at pedestrians, apparently because someone could get hurt as a result of a flying fart from a passing Tesla.
Motoring pundits initially touted Boombox as a way to alert pedestrians to the proximity of the silent electric cars, which allowed drivers to play pre-recorded sounds and music through front external speakers.
After all, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said pedestrian warnings were required in all electric and hybrid vehicles because of their quiet operation.
The NHTSA has since said the Boombox feature may hinder pedestrians’ ability to hear a mandatory warning sound, increasing the risk of a crash.
So Tesla had to delete that feature from its software.
Elon Musk’s response to the ban? ‘The fun police made us do it (sigh), he tweeted.
Fart aficionados loved Tesla Emissions Testing Mode with its wide variety of farts, all identified by a unique name:
Short Shorts Ripper: a very short fart, and a nod to the Elon Musk-despised investors that try to short Tesla stock
Falcon Heavy: A loud and powerful fart, named after the rocket from Musk’s SpaceX company
Neurastink: a “generic-sounding fart,” named after NeuraLink, another Musk-owned company
Boring: a “rumbly” fart, named after The Boring Company, yet another Musk-owned company
Not a Fart: a “two-part toot,” which is a nod to The Boring Company’s “Not-a-Flamethrower”
Ludicrous Fart: a long, glorious fart, named after Ludicrous Mode, Tesla’s high-performance mode for very quick acceleration
I’m So Random: A Tesla vehicle picks one of the above farts at random
You could also set it to Fart on Demand, or Fart on Turn Signal.