Natural Fibre Composites

LAB_4382_2The performance and sustainability of the materials used in our electric vehicles are not compromised.

A sleek and aerodynamic shell protects the passengers and driver from wind and rain. It adds much to the safety with its smooth surface design. The shell is made of a special high strength composite using natural abaca, bamboo and flax fibres that are in part sourced locally.

As resources are becoming scarce, the need for renewable bio-based materials increases strongly. We use locally available natural fibres like abaca, the strongest existing natural fibre. Additionally, we also use engineered bio-based materials from our Swiss partner Bcomp Ltd. made out of flax fibres. These deliver the same or better performance as traditional composite materials such as carbon fibre or fibreglass, but are made from renewable resources.