The Swedish companies Northvolt and Cake have entered into a long-term partnership to supply sustainable battery cells for electric motorcycles. The aim is to bring various Cake models with Northvolt battery cells to market from the first half of 2022.
In the first phase of the partnership before the actual supply, Northvolt and Cake will develop the batteries for the e-motorcycles and test the prototypes in the field. The series product is then to be built in 2022 at the Northvolt Ett gigafactory in Skellefteå in northern Sweden.
Northvolt’s production with renewable energy at the plant was decisive for Cake in entering the partnership. “What Northvolt is doing here truly supports our mission toward zero-emissions,” says Cake founder and CEO Stefan Ytterborn. “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,” he explained.
Cake builds fairly minimalist and lightweight electric motorcycles. Offered since 2018, the Kalk OR is a purely off-road motorcycle. In 2019, the Kalk& motorcycle was launched, which, unlike the Kalk OR, has road-approval in Europe and North America. In the meantime, the young company has also launched the Kalk INK& that only requires an A1 driving license. The battery of both machines is only 2.6 kWh, which is relatively small even for electric motorcycles. With the Ösa, Cake offers another model that has been designed with transport and commuting in mind.