Acceleration of the Maya 100 was good and tested successfully the novel concept (patent pending) of an integrated systems approach to thermal management, acceleration, hill climbing, and top speed. The weight of the vehicle was well balanced, and the vehicle passed tests on acceleration, hill climbing, speed, slalom, braking distance, and other mechanical and performance tests. The vehicle later developed a major electrical malfunction, and was pulled out of the Tour de Sol. Some additional modifications on the vehicle are being carried out, and further road tests will resume shortly.
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