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The Bose system in the LEAF delivers powerful, high-quality audio, but with a significantly smaller and lighter footprint than conventional systems and at about half the electrical current.
"Early adopters of electric vehicles were thrilled to have a zero-emissions vehicle and now that we're expanding the market and it matures, many customers are asking for more amenities in their EV," said
Brendan Jones, Nissan director of EV marketing. "We wanted to be able to give them a premium sound system and be conscientious about the amount of energy required to do so."
Nissan, which now assembles the LEAF, its battery and its electric motor all in
Tennessee, introduced an expanded range of trim levels for the 2013 LEAF. The Bose system is available as part of the premium package on SV and SL models.
"The Bose Energy Efficient Series sound system delivers on all its promise for LEAF owners. It's remarkably efficient—without conceding on great musical performance," said
Brandon Westley, president of the Bose Automotive Systems Division. "This system also demonstrates the unmatched advancements we've achieved in producing highly efficient audio technology in vehicles."
To meet the energy efficient design goals for the LEAF, Nissan engineers focused on using every available watt of power effectively throughout the vehicle, including the sound system. Bose expertise in power-efficient technology led to the development of smaller and lighter speakers and amplifiers that perform at a high level without compromising the LEAF's power, weight or interior space.