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Just took home a 2020 RAV4 Hybrid LE last week and love it over all. It's my first RAV4, my first Hybrid. My question is: Is it normal to hear the high pitch electric motor winding up/ down when I accelerate from stop and brake to a stop (not sure if winding is even what it does). Often it adds an even higher oscillating pitch 'ambulance in the distance' like whine. It's really distracting. I often drive in silence and I just can't ignore it. Is this normal for a hybrid systems? And no, it's not the angelic hum noise you hear when idling or reversing. I'm almost longing for a normal engine at this point. Any insight on this would be greatly appreciated.