Drivers and Passengers Getting Sick While in Electric Vehicles - Doctor Confirms It's 'A Real Thing'

Drivers and Passengers Getting Sick While in Electric Vehicles – Doctor Confirms It’s ‘A Real Thing’


Electric vehicle drivers can literally make their passengers sick, some experts say, while others say the lack of sound in an EV contributes to motion sickness.

Motion sickness in EVs “is a real thing,” said Dr. D.J. Verret, an ear, nose and throat doctor in Texas, according to ABC.

“The brain sets up a model for what it expects in certain situations,” he said. “In combustion cars, you hear the engine revving and know someone is stepping on the accelerator. The car moves forward. In an EV, the auditory and visual inputs don’t fit the model that you are actually moving.”

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Passengers are most likely to suffer, he said.

“If you’re the driver, your head moves when you turn the wheel to the left,” he

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