American muscle goes electric

You might no longer smell the exhaust fumes, but you may hear them ripping down the street.

Classic American muscle cars, known for their mighty gas-powered engines and storied pasts, are starting to go electric as pressure mounts on automakers to offer more climate-friendly vehicles.

But in an effort to make the transition easier for traditional gearheads, some car companies are trying to maintain the feel of performance vehicles by showcasing new electric models with sleek designs — and even fake engine noise.

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