As the weather gets extremely hot down in Lone Pine and az hikers begin to frequent the portal an additional 2000 feet of climbing, much time has been going into readying the vehicle for that challenge. Very expensive in terms of time, money, not so much. This is an experimental vehicle going where no one has gone before. A tremendous challenge has been trying to find the combination of controllers in the proper location to reduce the tremendous time lost to allow the electric motors to cool down. Limited success at best was achieved. But what could be learned has been learned and will be applied.
Time will tell but this should be a fairly High return investment. Hopefully so.