Flax fibres composite in body panels of delivery vehicle


Swedish start-up Volta Trucks is developing an electric vehicle (EV) designed for inner-city freight deliveries.

The 16-t Volta Zero will feature body panels made with flax fibres and a biodegradable, bio-based resin – claimed to be a world first in a composite body panel construction.

Body panels for the EV will be made using Bcomp’s ampliTex flax-based technical fabrics reinforced with powerRibs, which comprise flax fibre woven in a grid structure.

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