CAKE Announces Collaboration with Northvolt
November 24, 2020
The commitment lays the groundwork for a new era of clean, high-performance battery power for CAKE’s electric motorcycles.
(Stockholm, Sweden – November 24, 2020) – CAKE, the Swedish manufacturer of lightweight electric performance motorcycles, today signed a letter of intent with the Swedish battery developer and manufacturer, Northvolt, to form a long-term partnership for the supply of sustainable battery cells for their line-up of electric motorcycles.
With large-scale production starting in 2021, Northvolt is set to manufacture the greenest batteries in the world, upholding a commitment to a minimal carbon footprint and the highest standards for recycling. Their cell manufacturing plant is powered by 100 percent renewable energy and they embrace the principles and practices of a circular economy at every opportunity. Moreover, Northvolt is setting a new benchmark for sustainable manufacturing, sourcing materials from responsible suppliers, and ensuring that their supply and distribution chain is free from conflict, child labor, and human rights abuse.
“What Northvolt is doing here truly supports our mission toward zero-emissions. The Northvolt concept of fossil-fuel-free manufacturing of battery cells and their commitment to recycling means that we will take a giant leap forward in our mission, charging the way forward in supporting our obligation to a power source that is green, clean, and sustainable,” remarked CAKE founder and CEO, Stefan Ytterborn.
The initial phase of the partnership between CAKE and Northvolt will occur through 2021. Over the next year, teams will be developing the technology, engineering product, and launching the initial phase of product field testing. The goal is to bring the Northvolt battery cells for CAKE’s future battery technology to market with various CAKE motorcycle models during the first half of 2022.
“CAKE is challenging an entire industry with their concept, showing what a modern, sustainable motorcycle can be. We look forward to providing the team with cost-efficient, green battery cells of the highest quality to support their mission,” commented Peter Carlsson, Co-Founder and CEO of Northvolt.
To hear more about this collaboration and the shared commitment CAKE and Northvolt have to a green future, tune into Episode #3 of the Northvolt podcast series “Voltcast.” In the latest episode, Stefan Ytternborn talks more about the responsibility we have to transition toward a zero-emission future and the small, but significant role CAKE is playing in this effort. Watch on the Northvolt YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1MJsod2SH2IKzZSVNjVTFA.
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, extending the honoring attention and award-winning streak. Kalk INK debuted in March 2020 with the street-legal Kalk INK SL entering the line in April 2020.
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Northvolt is a European supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems. Founded in 2016 to enable the European transition to a decarbonized future, the company has made swift progress on its mission to deliver the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery with a minimal CO2 footprint and has grown to more than 800 people from over 70 different nationalities at its facilities in Sweden, Germany and Poland. Among Northvolt’s industrial partners and customers are ABB, BMW Group, Scania, Siemens, Vattenfall, Vestas and the Volkswagen Group. Learn more about Northvolt at www.northvolt.com.