eSC™ announces natural fibre composite specialists Bcomp as new technical partner
eSC partners with natural fibre composite specialist Bcomp
In the first collaboration of its kind in the global micromobility sector, eSC is partnering with natural fibre composite specialist Bcomp in the design of the eSkootr racing chassis.
Bcomp has pioneered the development of high performance, sustainable materials across multiple sectors including elite level motorsport. Instead of carbon fibre, Bcomp supplies its proprietary flax derived ampliTex™ technical fabrics reinforced with powerRibs™ for the upcoming championship. Bcomp’s innovative materials combine lightweight with high strength and can reduce the CO2 impact by up to 85% compared to carbon fibre.
Hrag Sarkissian, CEO and Co-Founder of eSkootr Championship said,
“We’re immensely proud to be pioneering the use of natural fibres in micromobility design with our new technical partner, Bcomp.
We share the same commitment to innovation and high levels of technical performance, and the ambition to see the environmental benefits of more sustainable materials cross over from racing to the real world of urban mobility.”
Christian Fischer, CEO and Co-Founder of Bcomp Ltd said,
“The Bcomp team is excited to be part of the inaugural season of eSC racing.”
We are looking forward to help the eSC team create exciting and sustainable entertainment and also demonstrate on the track what is possible in the streets.
Electric micromobility is key to addressing climate change and Bcomp is proud to be part of the development of this sector.
About the eSkootr Championship™ (eSC)
Formed in 2020, eSC is the world’s first micromobility motorsport series.
Using high-performance race eScooters, designed and built in partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering and YCom, eSC has been designed to champion progressive micromobility policies and as an advocacy platform promoting, smarter, cleaner and safer mobility our cities.
The series is developing an international sporting calendar and infrastructure that will encourage diversity and inclusivity from a new generation of motorsport competitors worldwide.
Formula E champion Lucas Di Grassi and ex-Formula 1 driver Alex Wurz are founding stakeholders in the organisation.
Bcomp is a Swiss cleantech company that has established itself as a global leader in high-performance, lightweight renewable reinforcements.
Thanks to its first-class engineering team, Bcomp has the capacity to guide customers through the entire process from prototype to final part. This significant engineering power enables reverse engineering of existing carbon fibre and other composite parts as well as outstanding customer support. As a result, today Bcomp has ongoing development projects with global automotive OEMs, within the aerospace sector as well as within the marine and sports industries.
Thanks to Bcomp’s proprietary lightweighting technologies - ampliTex™technical fabrics and powerRibs™ reinforcement grid - being more sustainable does not have to compromise performance.