The vehicle housed several major innovations under its smoothy understated exterior. For the first time in the history of SSCP, we designed and constructed our own drive motors – one on each front wheel. These motors have a high 98% efficiency while allowing for a significantly superior mechanical design.
Our array was once again designed and encapsulated by members of our own team. It used monocrystalline silicon solar cells from Sunpower that had one of the highest production conversion efficiencies available in the world at the time, as well as a 3M-designed antireflective layer that also provided excellent aerodynamic properties.