European energy giant Vattenfall and Swedish electric bike maker Cake have teamed up to create an electric motorcycle that All “fossil-free” using innovative manufacturing processes that deliver “The cleanest dirt bike ever”
The companies say they plan to use the project to highlight the climate impact of Cake’s production of the Kalk OR dirt bike, presented in an 8.6-metre cube, creating an area equivalent to the CO2 emissions the bike would. save money
According to the company, 8.6 cubic meters reflects the amount of carbon emissions emitted during the manufacturing process. which amounts to 637 cubic meters, equal to 1,186 kilograms of carbon dioxide. or the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions from those flying from London to New York and back twice.
In order to make motorcycles “fossil-free”, companies say they are exploring the use of alternative materials such as green aluminum, steel, plastic and rubber, as well as looking at ways they can reduce the carbon footprint of motorcycles. Battery, brakes, suspension and electronics
Stefan Ytterborn, Cake’s CEO and founder, describes it as being “fossil-free” as a completely decarbonized manufacturing process, regardless of the fuel the bike uses.
“It is unlikely that many Companies will be aware of the carbon footprint of their products,” he said, “to understand and manage our impact. We have measured emissions from our entire production chain for one Cake Kalk OR and are starting to minimize our carbon footprint at all stages by 2025. By 2025, our second most important contribution. to the world is Inspiring other manufacturers to step up and do the same.”
Annika Ramsköld, Head of Corporate Sustainability at Vattenfall, added that the partnership supports Vattenfall’s vision of enabling fossil-free living within a single generation. including showing dedication to a new partnership “Inspire and break barriers”
“This is one project where our main contribution is the broad knowledge of fossil-free solutions and industrial electrification that we have gained from our own industry and other industries for many years. decades,” she said.
The partners say they have been collaborating on the project since 2021 with the goal of producing the first “fossil-free” off-road vehicles by 2025. They added that they are also working with a group made up of suppliers that Cake’s existence as well as a number of innovative component manufacturers and material alternatives The companies said they hoped to offer the possibility of further emissions reductions.