You don't think of your sound system as a big drain on you car's power. But with the Chevy Volt trying to squeeze 40 miles of all-electric power out of the smallest battery possible, every bit counts. Engineers even had to re-design the windshield wiper system to make it less of a drain on the batteries.
GM has announced that the Chevy Volt's sound system will be produced by high-end stereo maker Bose...and that it will be 50% more efficient than the average car's sound system. Bose is going to open this line of energy efficient sound systems to other vehicles and manufacturers as well. The video below takes you on a little tour of the partnership.
The system is also 30% smaller and 40% lighter. Keeping volume and weight of vehicles down is also important for maintaining efficiency. And in keeping with GM's promise to provide a green car "without sacrifice" this thing is still a Bose sound system, so it will still sound damn good.
written by Rob Chant, February 16, 2009
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