CAKE is a Swedish electric bike company born out of a passion for gravity sports, and on a mission to develop high-quality, sustainable performance products. CAKE realizes that the development of electric drivetrains will bring positive change to the future of motorbikes and that our customers appreciate this too.
The lightweight electric off-road motorbike segment started with small, dedicated manufacturers assembling and customizing standard parts from the world of cycling and motorbikes. These hybrids, equipped with off-the-shelf motors, batteries and controllers have helped to define a new direction that changes the future of riding. The characteristics of an electric drivetrain, as opposed to a combustion engine, brings a number of exciting changes.
The weight aspect is one. A dramatic reduction in weight, compared to a regular combustion bike, enables snappy and lively rides. The electric drivetrain makes riding more accessible for everyone regardless of their physical condition and experience. Everyone can comfortably handle the bike. The fact that it’s almost completely silent boosts the riding experience and serves for the absolute presence and focus while out exploring. It also enhances the level of respect towards our surroundings and those sharing the space with us – whether they’re fellow hikers, wildlife or even your neighbors when riding around your backyard track.
Clean, electric energy has numerous advantages. The fact that there’s no pollution or fumes (see CAKEworks tab) and that you can charge your bike with renewable energy (or even with solar panels from CAKE) through the lifetime of the bike, is true evidence of sustainability. Since there are no fluids, grease, gasoline or oil, the bike doesn’t suck up dirt like a magnet, meaning it’s more like a bicycle.
Spending hours in the garage is history as maintenance is very limited. Compared to a combustion engine, there are very few moving parts and to take the level of simplicity further the drive train has a direct drive. The level of maintenance is marginal. Clean the bike, you might need to change a tire if you get a flat, make sure to service the brakes like on an MTB, check your suspension from time to time and just charge it, for more riding.
CAKE and Vattenfall, a leading European energy company, announced their letter of intent to share expertise and know-how in their respective field of competence with the aim to develop the first ever fossil-free electric motorcycle.
The collaboration combines cross-scientific competencies between Vattenfall and CAKE, together with specialists from outside, on the journey towards the fossil free motorcycle that should be ready for series production in 2025.
– This collaboration is an excellent example of how we can contribute with fossil-free know-how and supply chain expertise in a specific product that drives towards zero emissions, says Annika Ramsköld, Head of Corporate Sustainability at Vattenfall.
Vattenfall and Cake are both committed to lead the transition towards a fossil-free society where Vattenfall’s goal is to enable fossil-free living within one generation with the purpose to power climate smarter living for all customers. Cake´s purpose is to inspire people, contributing to speeding up the journey towards zero emissions through a combination of excitement and responsibility in its consumer products.
– This truly empowers our ability to further inspire towards clean transportation, together with the amazing force of Vattenfall, their initiatives, know-how and clear targets, says Stefan Ytterborn CEO and Founder at CAKE.