I made several design changes for safety and practicality:
- Batteries moved lower and forward.
- Reinforced electrical area under the hood and opened up air channels.
- Reshaped fenders for wheel clearance.
- Enlarged front bumper and added vent slots.
Added rear strut rods and emergency brakes.
With these changes, I hope I've addressed most of the practical and safety concerns of making a solar car out of wood. My thought process now will be about the wood joinery and how to reduce weight as much as possible without sacrificing structural integrity.