will EV's destroy the aftermarket car audio industry?


not a moderator
Aug 31, 2003
Parts Unknown
I haven't been paying much attention to car audio lately, so I apologize if this is already a well versed topic. But I've been wondering, how will electric vehicles affect the car audio industry? We will no longer have a mechanical alternator driven from a gas powered energy source, our amplifiers and sound processors will draw directly from the vehicle's main power storage, and given a decent sized system with a decent electrical draw, would affect the actual range of the car.

But its also technically true that spinning an alternator (or multiple alts) also burns more fuel and decreases range on internal combustion vehicles. I suppose once we have fast-charge batteries (such as graphene based) that this will be less of an issue. But Im curious what people think on how, or if, EV's will affect car audio.

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Team Lethal Pressure
Jan 22, 2010
I don't plan on doing a 5k+ watt build on a fully electric vehicle anytime soon so I am not worried about it.