Nissan has proven the days of needing extra power to have an extra powerful sound system are a thing of the past. They have collaborated with Bose to create a sound system that can compete with any premium sound system around, but use less electricity than the least expensive standard radio. Nissan wanted the 2013 Leaf to be the most electrically efficient vehicle they have produced, and this includes some important and innovative changes to its sound system.
While the current batteries being used in the Nissan Leaf are providing more range than ever, the ability to cut down on electric powered accessories adds even more range. Some items are just not efficient for the Leaf like power seats, as they drain electricity rapidly. Another large drain on the electric reserve is a stereo system. The more power the system produces, the more electricity it uses, which means Leaf owners have had to sacrifice the quality of the sound system to save on electricity. With the Nissan Leaf becoming more popular with younger buyers, Nissan saw the need to develop a suitable sound system that did not affect the Leaf’s range.
Nissan teamed up with Bose, one of the top manufacturers of premium sound systems, to develop a powerful, yet electric friendly sound system. Bose took the challenge and their goal was to create a powerful sound system minus the component that draws the most power, the oversize amp. To make up for the elimination of the amp, Bose combined six speakers and a subwoofer. Along with the ability to provide low-power performance, each speaker was designed to be lightweight as well. Replacing the large power-drawing amp is a seven-channel amp that not only uses a fraction of the electricity but also is much smaller, which gives the Leaf more cabin space.
While Bose is not the first to be asked to design an energy-efficient stereo, they have produced one that combines the highest power and the least energy consumption. The system produces the same sound as a 600-watt system while only using the power of a 120-watt system. This new audio system is available as an option on the 2013 Nissan Leaf SV and SL models as part of a premium package that includes a surround-view camera. With all the innovation going on in the electric vehicle segment, the range of these vehicles will increase, making them more of a possibility for more people.
While the Leaf is the only all-electric vehicle Nissan currently produces, they do have other highly fuel-efficient vehicles available. You can browse our entire inventory of new and pre-owned Nissans at www.PermianNissan.com. While you are browsing, you can also click the chat button to connect with one of Permian Nissan’s professional staff members to answer any questions. Nissan continues to set new standards for energy-saving components that still provide for a customer’s needs, so come see what Nissan fits you!