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Old 03-07-2009, 08:24 AM   #17 (permalink)
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GM considers stereo draw significant enough to have given BOSE the task of improving unit efficiency for use in the Volt:

So the Bose folks were challenged to come up with a new sound system that cranks heavy tunes with a light touch, putting out a big sound from a small space. The result? The Volt’s Bose Energy Efficient sound system will be 30% smaller, 40% lighter and, most importantly, use 50% less energy than a comparable existing system. It’s like removing 50 pounds from the car’s weight. When trying to reach 100 mpg, every pound counts.
Source: GM to Volt Suppliers: Get Us 100 MPG | Hybrid Cars
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has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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