Bose has announced that it will "debut its Energy Efficient Series sound system in the 2011 Chevy Volt". Using what will be a proprietary design, the system is currently 30% smaller, 40% lighter and will use 50% less energy than a standard Bose sound system all while delivering premium, high quality audio.
This is especially important for the upcoming launch of the Chevy Volt as the car is slated to run 40 miles on electric power alone. GM is looking to use as little electricity as possible for all of its components and Bose has delivered on the audio front.
Bose maintains that it did not sacrifice its standards and that the clarity, dynamic range and accuracy are all up to their standards. "By using advanced switching amplification, high motor force speakers and proprietary control circuitry, the amount of power the system uses is reduced by half. Energy Efficient Series audio components are lighter and smaller than comparable Bose components, helping to reduce overall vehicle mass."
The Chevy Volt, while not the first mass produced EV, will help to change cars as we know it. It will begin a long slow transition to electric powered vehicles and will help to leave our oil burning engines behind. The Volt is expected to launch in 2010.