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The journey towards the most fossil-free motorcycle ever


Energy giant VATTENFALL and CAKE, the Swedish manufacturer of electric motorcycles, aims to develop the most fossil-free motorcycle ever and strives to achieve as close to zero emissions as possible in production by the year 2025. The project ”The Cleanest Dirt Bike Ever” will shown and discussed at this year’s Nordic Sustainability Expo, as both companies participate both as exhibitors and speakers.

In the joint project ”The Cleanest Dirt Bike Ever”, CAKE and Vattenfall reveal that the climate impact of the production of a CAKE Kalk bike is 1186 kg of carbon dioxide. By placing the motorcycle in an 8.6 meter high cube, the amount of carbon dioxide equivalents estimated to be emitted during the production of each individual CAKE Kalk motorcycle is made visible. With the cube, the companies want to jointly highlight the climate footprint of production and increase awareness among consumers and inspire the manufacturing industry at large.

- Fossil-free vehicles mean that the entire production needs to reduce its carbon footprint, regardless of the fuel they are powered with, says Stefan Ytterborn, founder and CEO of CAKE.

The collaboration, which has lasted for 1.5 years, means that Vattenfall and CAKE can benefit from each other's knowledge and experience, and together with external specialists, they have set their sights on starting production in 2025.

Annika Ramsköld, head of sustainability at Vattenfall, comments:

- Vattenfall works to make it possible to live fossil-free within a generation and strives to find partnerships that inspires and break barriers. This is one such project, where our main contribution is the broad knowledge of fossil-free solutions and electrification of industries that we have acquired over decades, from both our own and other industries.

Listen to the lecture on ”The Cleanest Dirt Bike Ever”, May 10 at 13:00 -13:20 on the circular stage.


• 1,186 kg: The climate footprint generated from material extraction to a fully assembled motorcycle at CAKE's factory in Sweden. This includes all materials processed, all chemicals produced, all energy used, all waste generated and all transport involved.

• Carbon dioxide equivalent, CO2e: All generated greenhouse gases (GHG) such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and others converted into carbon dioxide equivalents.

• The climate footprint has been calculated through a life cycle analysis (LCA) carried out by CAKE in accordance with the ISO standard 14040. The study was limited to "cradle-to-gate" and includes system boundaries directly from material extraction, material processing, manufacturing of parts and assembly at CAKE's factory outside of Stockholm.