That is covered in EE 1 or Ph 1 (or 2 or 3, depending on the school). Admittedly that property doesn't come up much in signal or digital logic electronics because a single cap will almost always do the trick, and those are the circuits usually encountered in introductory courses. Schools tend to reserve power electronics labs for students who have more experience and so are less likely to kill themselves with a big capacitor or inductor. Ie, like this one:I'll have to read that thread very thoroughly, and color me surprised. I actually found out about this property of supercaps (where you have to divide the original farads by the number of caps in a series) experimentally, when a pack of "400F" caps wouldn't start my car, even though 400F was way more than enough on paper.
EE 462L: Power Electronics Laboratory | Texas ECE
It seems that supercapacitors are never going to have high voltage variants (they work because the dielectric is very thin, and a high voltage would punch through). My gut feeling is that in the end automotive applications of supercapacitors for driving the main electric motor are going to use mostly parallel capacitors paired with high current DC-DC converters, along the lines of what is described here:
Devices like that are not the proper domain of hobbyists. When that sort of high current high power device goes wrong extreme heat, exploding transistors, device fire, and even a full blown car fire are all on the menu.