Because the vehicle has in-wheel motors in the rear it is more lightweight and the decision to place on-board motors on the front means better handling.
Solar panels are installed on top of the car. These panels are used to recharge onboard carbon nanotube super-capacitors in order to increase the range of Aerius.
In his design you can see that Pei-Cheng Hsieh was influenced by Formula 1 race cars. He also developed efficient aerodynamics so the vehicle would consume less energy.
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