Audio problems caused by electromagnetic interference has prompted some automakers to omit AM radio from their electric vehicles, but the Detroit 3 say they intend to keep the aging technology even as they transition their lineups to battery power.
Volvo and BMW told The Drive for a report this month that the power their EVs draw from the batteries generates too much audio interference for their liking. Audi, Porsche and Tesla also sell EVs without AM radio.
But General Motors and Ford Motor Co. aren't as eager to toss the AM dial aside. The Ford F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E, Cadillac Lyriq, Chevrolet Bolt and GMC Hummer EV all offer AM radio and have not been inundated with complaints about poor sound.