Chalk up another reason to buy the Chevy Volt in 2011: a powerful, compact, energy-efficient sound system from Bose. According to the company, the system is 30% smaller, 40% lighter, and uses 50% less energy than conventional Bose sound systems.
The system uses “advanced switching amplification, high motor force speakers and proprietary control circuitry” to cut power use in half. At the same time, the sound system retains Bose control circuitry to create concert hall-quality sound.
Chevrolet’s Volt — a plug-in hybrid vehicle — is scheduled to begin production in 2010.
Ariel Schwartz was formerly the editor of CleanTechnica and is a contributor at Fast Company, Inhabitat, Triple Pundit, SF Weekly, and NBC Bay Area Online. A graduate of Vassar College, she has previously worked in publishing, organic farming, documentary film, and newspaper journalism. Her interests include permaculture, hiking, skiing, music, relocalization, and cob (the building material). She currently resides in San Francisco, CA.