Skip to Content

In a future filled with electric cars, AM radio could be left behind

Electric cars may not only be spelling the end of the internal combustion engine, they could also take AM radio off the air. The reason is electromagnetic interference which causes static and noise on the AM dial, annoying motorists.

If more electric vehicles drop AM radio, some broadcasters say they could lose their key audience during morning and afternoon drive when listeners are commuting to work.

Currently about 47-million Americans listen to AM radio at least two hours a day, representing about 20% of the radio listening public.

Broadcasters and elected officials also worry that if AM radio disappears, America will lose a vital capability to reach the public during emergencies.

Article Topic Follows: Top Stories

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Noelia Gonzalez

KVIA ABC-7 Good Morning El Paso Producer


KVIA ABC 7 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content