And here I am driving around with only the legally-required catalytic converters and a track pipe on my car. For those unaware, a track pipe is an otherwise normal exhaust pipe extension used to replace the muffler and bring the exhaust exit past the bumper of the car for safety/legal reasons. I love hearing all the rumbles, pops and 'after fire' my car makes, and when I'm sitting outside I love seeing other performance cars doing the same. To each their own. shrugs
At any practical car speeds (35+ mph) all unmodified cars make about the same amount of noise simply from their tires traveling over pavement. Electric or ICE doesn't matter at all I've noticed, and the more efficient (harder) tire compounds make even more noise.
Even as a car nut, I'm not opposed to car-free city centers, since at those population densities I agree with this crowd that cars are too big, loud, fast and polluting. I think scooters, bikes, and velomobiles (either human or electric powered) are a great solution to the last mile problem, and cars could very well be left near city centers in garages.
We should make the most of any technology, and the best use for cars is not crawling in gridlocked city centers with bikes and pedestrians overtaking them. Neither is the open road in rural areas the best use for electric vehicles.