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CAKE and Vattenfall Sign Letter Of Intent

The process to develop the first ever completely fossil-free motorcycle is now in the works

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CAKE, the Swedish manufacturer of lightweight electric motorcycles, and Vattenfall, a leading European energy company, today announced their letter of intent to share expertise and know-how in their respective fields of competence with the aim to develop the first ever completely fossil-free electric motorcycle.

The collaboration combines multidisciplinary expertise from Vattenfall and CAKE, together with third-party specialists, on the journey towards an entirely fossil free motorcycle set to begin 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 leading the transition towards a fossil-free society. Vattenfall’s goal is to power climate-conscious living for all customers and enable fossil-free living within one generation. 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.

“Vattenfall’s initiatives, know-how, and clear targets will truly empower our ability to inspire towards clean transportation,” says Stefan Ytterborn, CEO and Founder at CAKE.

About Vattenfall

With the mission of enabling fossil-free living within one generation, Vattenfall is a leading European energy company with approximately 20,000 employees. For more than 100 years Vattenfall has electrified industries, supplied energy to people’s homes and modernized the way of living through innovation and cooperation. Together with partners, Vattenfall is taking on the responsibility to find new and sustainable ways to electrify transportation, industries and heating.

About CAKE

CAKE is a Swedish company with a clear mission to inspire towards a zero-emission society, by combining excitement and responsibility in its development of light, quiet, and clean high-performance electric off-road motorcycles. Its first model, the Kalk, debuted at Denver’s OR and Munich’s ISPO shows in January 2018 and has received numerous accolades, including the 2019 and 2020 Red Dot Design Award, IF Design Award, Automotive Brand Contest Award, and “Best in Show” designation by several outdoor industry publications. In 2019, CAKE launched the Kalk&, a street-legal motorcycle as well as Ösa+ and Ösa Lite, a utility platform with an integrated power station and off-road capabilities, which extended their award-winning streak. Kalk INK debuted in March 2020, with the street-legal Kalk INK SL entering the line in April 2020. CAKE expanded into the race scene in November 2020, launching the Kalk OR Race and Kalk INK Race.

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